Voice-over-IP (VoIP) has spread from its fixed-line industry, moving toward the mobile trade and only recently opening up the business mobile VoIP market. With usage increasing, the mobile VoIP gateway marketplace is at an advantage, as In-Stat dictates revenues are looking to hit the $6 billion mark by that time.
In the press release, Market Analyst for In-Stat (News - Alert) Amy Cravens said, "One of the key benefits of mobile VoIP for enterprises is extending desk phone functionality to mobile devices. Business-oriented solutions will essentially enable the users' cell phones to become an extension of their desk phones and will deliver, in addition to voice, a unified communications experience, including e-mail, IM, and collaboration."
Also noted in the statement is that mobile VoIP has begun implementation only very recently. Over the next five years, however, the number of VoIP users will increase “tenfold,” with mobile operators being an important driver of the mobile adoption market in that time frame.
The mobile VoIP market is expected to be worth $32.2 billion by 2013 and by 2019, half of all mobile calls will be made over all-IP networks, according to current industry reports.
Recently, TMC’s (News - Alert) Stefania Viscusi reported that bandwidth savings is tantamount to mobile VoIP success, as research dictated from Frost & Sullivan (News - Alert). Frost & Sullivan expect mobile VoIP to reach $29.57 billion by 2015. Coupled with In-Stat’s mobile VoIP gateway findings, both industries are demonstrating a promising and lucrative future.
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