FUTURE OF VoIP:
VoIP is actually a Short name of Voice Over Internet Protocol. It’s a true fact that VoIP is playing a very important role in our technology life and in our Communication Sectors, VoIP has allowed for sending voice packets over the internet rather than communicating through Public Switched Telephone Networks (PSTN). With all of its success and move to broadband, shift to switches, better sound quality, and connections. So now here we will talk about the future of VoIP and its future market:
Future in Mobile/Wireless industries
Businesses and consumers are already taking advantage of the cost savings and new features of making calls over a converged voice-data network, and the logical next step is to take those advantages to the wireless world. The potential impact of wireless VoIP on the communications market is enormous — market research firm ABI Research has forecasted that dual mode cellular/voice over WiFi enabled handsets will surpass 50 million by 2009 accounting for seven percent of the overall handset market. Early adopters are already touting the benefits of using WiFi to make inexpensive phone calls, but is this truly a technology that will take off any time soon?
As VoIP is much evolve in the mobile industry as it has already done so with land-line phones. Third Generation (3G) users are expected to reach over 230 million by the end of the year 2012. Look for interesting new headsets to also cause buzz such as Apple’s 3G handsets and the newer Nokia phones (the E and N series such as the E51) have built in SIP clients, and WIFI built into the phones as well. This means that anyone who buys one of these phones can use VoIP along-side their cellular service when they are in a WIFI hotspot. As long as progress concerned future will turn VoIP into VoIPo3G (VoIP over 3G).
IMS-supported VoIP will be introduced by one or more mobile providers, moving the mobile industry beyond SIP-only mobile VoIP.
FUTURE GOES WITH Unified Communication(UC) :
Here we can also say, VoIP future goes with, Unified communications (UC). UC is a new technological architecture whereby communication tools are integrated so that both businesses and individuals can manage all their communications in one entity instead of separately. In short, unified communications bridges the gap between VoIP and other computer related communication technologies.
VoIP INTEGRATION into INTERFACES and Privacy:
Next for VoIP to keep up its integration into web 2.0 interfaces such as Ebay (actually may be selling Skype), Facebook, and Myspace. VoIP will be continuing to look for new ways to improve similar websites or whether auction sites, social networking sites, or blogs. The other step will be to block unwanted calls and privacy is another factor that can lead to success for the integration of VoIP. People need to feel that they are in control and don't want disruptive calls.
VoIP INTEGRATION into Places:
Integration of VoIP into places that makes people to access easily to the required destination, you can take an example of web browsers, which is another innovation to look for. VoIP phones will be used for Plug-ins or ad-on to Browser and all online activities, rather using Computers.
As Macromedia has announced that a flash plug-in will include a session initiation protocol client (SIP client), then it will be even easier for websites to create SIP applications. People like web interface interaction to be convenient and useful, therefore VoIP plug-ins are the way to go.
VoIP standard Mobile Applications:
Mobile applications will make VoIP stand out in 2008 such as with Google's Android, which will have an open source mobile platform and the application Bonanza that Google is going to market. Google has encouraged developers to create applications for its operating system, and some betas have been created already.
VoIP in GAMING:
Future required VoIP in gaming as gamers continue to move online and interact with each other. Skype announced that it partnered with Sony on its PSP systems to enable VoIP calling with SkypeIn and SkypeOut.
Predictions for VoIP Industry Market:
It's metrics and predictions time! In-Stat says the VoIP market gamed 3.8 million households in 2006, with wholesale revenues of $1.1 billion last year increasing to $3.8 billion in 2010. The Yankee Group puts the SMB VoIP market at $200 million last year growing to $1.3 billion in 2009. And the Dell'Oro Group predicts that the PBX market will exceed $7.5 billion in 2011, with most of the growth coming in IP PBXs.
“As retail VoIP expands, wholesale VoIP will accelerate quickly,” said In-Stat analyst Bryan Van Dussen, in a statement. “The largest segment remains international VoIP, but we expect the market for local services to surge from 12 percent of all revenues to 27 percent by 2010.”
Recent research by In-Stat also predicted that consumer VoIP adoption will drive wholesale VoIP revenues to $3.8 billion by 2010 from $1.1 billion in 2006. What’s more, international wholesale VoIP termination/origination revenues is experiencing declining growth rates. Over the long-haul, wholesale VoIP is expected to experience significant migration of TDM services throughout the forecast period, and become a majority of the international market by 2009.
The research, “Wholesale VoIP Forecast: Consumer VoIP Accelerates Demand,” covers the market for wholesale VoIP services. It provides a market forecast of U.S. VoIP households and wholesale VoIP revenues segmented by main product categories. Analysis of the wholesale market is presented, including market drivers and barriers and three key trends: peering, bundling, andQoS
GLOBAL VoIP Growth
Net New Subscribers
Source: Infonetics Research
In a short time span, VoIP has evolved from a hobbyist’s way to make free phone calls into a viable, more mainstream telephone service. The number of people using VoIP has increased steadily since 2000. According to Infonetics Research, total VoIP subscribers doubled from 24 million in 2005 to 47.3 million in 2006, with continued
double-digit growth on the way.
As more vendors offer PC telephony software, business and residential users are finding that it pays to use VoIP. Businesses can save on long distance charges and infrastructure costs. Residential customers can try out VoIP in any number of IP telephony service offerings from both traditional carriers and cable companies. Infonetics projects that the number of residential and small business VoIP users in North America alone will reach 39 million by 2009. Europe is expected to account for 42.5 million by 2009, with the number of users in Asia projected to grow to 49.9 million.
The worldwide telecommunications markets are set for extraordinary growth, doubling from $123 billion in 2004 to $282 billion by 2010. Communications represents opportunity for expansion of economies. The Internet based communications systems are vastly improving the efficiency of the supply chain for the largest 5000 companies worldwide.
The uncertainty in the telecommunications markets has been resolved. Digital, IP, Ethernet will replace all other protocols. The convergence of networks is to IP, the Internet, Ethernet. It works seamlessly, it is reliable, it is resilient, it is fast. Now the issue is how fast the TDM networks will be replaced with the new technology.
Worldwide telecommunications and communications equipment market forecasts, shipments in dollars analysis indicate strong growth in very large existing markets. Markets at $197.6 billion in 2005 are anticipated to reach $446.9 billion by 2010.
With all these new applications, development, trends and communication patterns, the future of VoIP is still on a FAST TRACK. VoIP still continuing to evolve and save businesses, call centers, and consumer's money while continuing to improve quality and features.
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