VoIP to go mainstream within a decade - mass migration expected

Posted on Tuesday, May 03 2005 @ 00:45 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Analysts predict that Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) will go mainstream within a decade. This year till 2009 will be the consumer and small business VoIP ramp-up period, while migration to VoIP will peak between 2010-2014. The migration time frames of VoIP could be either accelerated or delayed, depending on a carrier's strategy for migration to a next-generation network (NGN):
"A carrier's NGN migration strategy is heavily influenced by factors such as the cost of maintaining the Public Switched Telephone Networks (PSTN), available investment funds, technology, regulatory policies, pricing trends and competition," said Keith Nissen, an In-Stat analyst. "Each carrier will develop its own unique NGN migration strategy."
More details at Tom's Hardware


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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