Network operators capitulate to Ovi

When Ovi was announced last year, the European network operators were as one in their objections to Nokia playing in their backyard.

Nokia's brand has dominated handsets for over a decade, yet had always been forestalled from providing value added services.

Now according to Nokia and Reuters, both Orange and T-Mobile have capitulated.

They will now use Ovi, or a branded variant, and it will only be a matter of time before other networks follow.

In another decade mobile will be about synergy of products and services from Apple, Google, Microsoft and Nokia, with the networks continuing to decline into bit pipes.