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Aug 15
2011

Smartphone Shipments to Hit a Billion by 2016

Juniper Research has predicted a 230 percent increase in smartphone shipments by 2016One billion smartphones will ship annually by 2016 if current growth continues, according to a new report from Juniper Research. Last year smartphone shipments registered at 302 million.Juniper believes ‘economy smartphones’ retailing for $150…

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Aug 1
2011

Business to drive mobile VoIP usage to 83 million seats by 2015

Mobile VoIP usage, like fixed-line VoIP, is continuing to grow in the U.S. as consumers and businesses increasingly adopt the technology, according to a new report that says the total mobile user base could reach 83 million lines by 2015."There are several reasons that adoption of mobile VoIP makes sense," says Amy Cravens, a senior analyst for…

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Jul 15
2011

FCC Looks at “Turning off the PSTN”

What would it mean to "turn off" the public switched telephone network" as IP becomes better established? It's a real question for the Federal Communications Commission, whose Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) is supposed to recommend ways the FCC can help prepare for the day when the PSTN is "turned off," much as earlier generations of wireless…

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Jul 1
2011

Report: VoIP winning fixed line market share, with room for substantial growth

Despite some fits and starts over the past decade, the global fixed-line VoIP market is expected to reach $40 billion a year in revenues by 2015, with more room for growth as it continues to supplant traditional voice models.A new report from Point Topic said VoIP has more than 120 million subscribers worldwide and saw growth of 12.6 percent in…

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Jun 15
2011

Report: VoIP may finally be on firm ground

The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project recently reported that almost one-quarter of Internet-using American adults have made telephone calls on the Internet via a service such as Skype or Vonage. The figure showed sharp increase over the last time Pew polled people on this question, though this year was the first time Pew…

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Jun 1
2011

Report: Video conferencing a $3.8B business by 2016

New research forecasts the global videoconferencing market will be worth $3.8 billion by 2016, with compound annual growth approaching 6 percent.Research firm Ovum, in its report, Enterprise Video Forecast 2011-2016, said that growth puts video conferencing among the fastest growing ICT segments.A number of factors are driving the deployment of…

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May 15
2011

Report: SIP trunking drives 70% jump in enterprise session border controller market

"Enterprise session border controller revenue jumped 70% worldwide in 2010 off the continued adoption of SIP trunking services. In our recent SIP Trunking Strategies survey of North American enterprises, 43% of respondents said they are using SIP trunks in some capacity, although they are not completely displacing PSTN connections. All indications…

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May 1
2011

Report: $74.5B VoIP services market by 2015, 2010 was a breakout year for SIP trunking

The crippling economic downturn of the past several years slowed growth in the VoIP and UC services and subscribers market, but increasing customer uptake, especially in the business segment, has fueled a solid comeback, according to a new report.Infonetics Research said the VoIP service market reached $49.8 billion in 2010, a 43 percent increase…

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Apr 15
2011

VoIP Cited as One Factor in Staggering Decline of Wired Telecom Industry

Waiting for the economic recovery to revive that portfolio heavy with wired telecommunications carriers and their ilk? You may be in for a longer wait than you expected, says market research firm IBISWorld.com.Among the company's list of "Top 10 Dying Industries," you guessed it, wired telecom carriers top the list.  According to IBISWorld,…

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Apr 1
2011

Hosted VoIP – VoIP Grew 21 Percent Between 2009 and 2010, FCC Says

Use of VoIP by consumers and businesses grew by 21 percent between June 2009 and June 2010, the Federal Communications Commission reports. At the same time, use of legacy voice lines decreased eight percent over the same period. Total voice lines in service decreased from about 162.7 million in 2008 to 151.2 million between 2008 and 2010. Overall,…

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