In keeping with our annual tradition of prognostication, today we offer you our top 10 predictions for 2003. Of course, a couple of these are tongue-in-cheek - but we'll leave it to you to figure out which ones.By year-end:1. Videoconferencing over IP will have become THE mainstream corporate application for the conference room, and ISDN video-based systems will be relegated to the Smithsonian next to the first PC.2. Videoconferencing to the desktop and mobile phone will remain a novelty.3. A major European service provider will convert to a voice-over-IP core, based on Session Initiation Protocol, for a significant portion (greater than 30 %) of its voice traffic. Two North American long-distance voice providers will publicly admit the amount of VoIP traffic in their core.4. 3G wireless subscribers will double worldwide, with most growth in the Asia-Pacific region. However, the main reason for 3G will remain voice capability - data will be only a value-added service akin to Short Message Service.5. A major incumbent local exchange carrier in North America will file for bankruptcy.6. The enterprise market will continue to demand innovation in convergence applications; the service provider market will not.7. Steve's Network World VoIP Tour will open on Broadway as a musical to rousing critical acclaim. The show will be titled "Convergence\/Convergence" and Matthew Broderick will play the part of Mr. Taylor.8. The whole world (except for a few skeptics) will finally believe that voice over the Internet doesn't suffer from quality-of-service degradation.9. A newsworthy denial-of-service attack on a carrier's VoIP core will occur.10.\u00a0 The worst of the telecom meltdown will be officially declared "over," and our industry will finally be able to mention the word "start-up" again without outrageous laughter.All the best for 2003. We hope to see some of you at Comnet.