Said James Wade, managing general partner, M/C Venture Partners: "Mobile broadband is becoming the medium to bridge the digital divide worldwide. Many people in the world, even developed economies, don't have regular, affordable access to the Internet for a variety of reasons, but mobile phones and the business models around them are profitably penetrating even the low-income sectors of the economy. Now more than ever, people of many means can use mobile phones to enable their lives. Quite simply, mobile broadband will democratize communications."
This point is probably worth an entire blog post on its own, but there are more on M/C's list of predictions for 2008 that I'd like to take a look at.
Here is the rest of M/C Ventures' list: