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Apr 1
2013

$377 billion to be spent on VoIP and UC services over next 5 years

CAMPBELL, California, October 4, 2012—Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its VoIP and UC Services and Subscribers Market Share and Forecast, which tracks service providers and their VoIP and unified communications (UC) services revenue and subscribers.ANALYST NOTE“The SIP trunking and hosted UC segments…

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Mar 15
2013

Telecom Capital Investment 2013 to 2030 will be $9.5 Trillion

If one assumes a global requirement to invest $57 trillion in non-telecom infrastructure between 2013 and 2030, about 60 percent more than was invested in global infrastructure in the most recent 18 years, there are some rather obvious conclusions for telecom investment. Competition for capital roads, power, bridges and other infrastructure will…

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Mar 1
2013

Report: Global VoIP, IMS Equipment Sales Post First Annual Gain in 3 Years

Global sales of VoIP (Voice over IP) and IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) equipment rose for the first time in three years in 2012, increasing 9% year-to-year, according to Infonetics Research. A strong 4Q, particularly for IMS equipment, fueled the annual rise.Global sales of carrier voice over IP (VoIP) and IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) equipment…

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Feb 15
2013

Mobile VoIP Users to Reach 1 Billion by 2017, or One in Seven Mobile Subscribers

Leading Hi-Tech analyst house Juniper Research forecasts that there will be over 1 billion users of over the top (OTT) mobile VoIP services by 2017, reflecting a dramatic shift in how voice traffic is carried over the next five years.A 'Second Wind' for Mobile VoIPJuniper's new report found that improvements in network technology, increased…

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Feb 1
2013

U.S. VoIP Market Knocks it Out of the Park with Remarkable Annual Revenue

When put into the boxing ring, VoIP has come out as champion year upon year. We all know that the VoIP market has been progressively exploding onto the scene, but recent research now confirms for us just how much.IBISWorld last month divulged in its “VoIP in the US” report that “VoIP experienced massive growth at the start of…

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Jan 15
2013

U.S. VoIP market generates $15 billion in annual revenue

The U.S. VoIP market has experienced a 16.7 percent annual growth rate over the last five years and generates $15 billion in annual revenue, according to IBISWorld's VoIP in the US report.A full 65 percent of VoIP users in the United States get their VoIP service through cable companies such as Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA), Cox, and Time Warner Cable…

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Jan 1
2013

Will Data Demand Keep Growing at 60% a Year?

Forecasting the future is a tough business, at least in part because people respond to changes in incentives, which in turn reshapes their behavior in non-linear ways. Many of you who follow trends in bandwidth are familiar with a basic rule suggesting that bandwidth consumption grows about 60 percent a year, globally or in most market segments. It…

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Dec 15
2012

Mobile Roaming Revenues to exceed $80 Billion by 2017

Mobile roaming, with growth powered especially by use of data services out of region, will grow to more than $80 billion by 2017, compared to $46 billion in 2012. Mobile data will provide most of the growth, if not the absolute greatest volume of revenue, generating about $35 billion in revenue by 2017, when data roaming revenues will represent…

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Dec 1
2012

Fight or Flight is the Fundamental Service Provider Choice

Many global service providers now face a classic “fight or flight” choice. Faced with an immediate threat to life, humans experience physiological changes that prepare them to respond to an immediate stress by fighting or fleeing. Some might argue that service providers now face similar choices. The “fight” response can be…

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Nov 15
2012

Global Mobile Subs are 6.8 Billion, 5.9 Billion or 3.2 Billion, Depending on How You Count

In the fourth quarter of 2012, total mobile connections globally stood at 6.8 billion, including machine-to machine (M2M) accounts, or 5.9 billion excluding M2M and inactive SIM cards, according to GSMA Wireless Intelligence.The role of users with multiple subscriber identification modules (SIMs) cannot be overestimated. Wireless Intelligence…

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