VoIP slow to develop within business
The use of mobile VoIP will boom in the coming months and years, as businesses recognise the importance of internet communications on the move.
Mobile VoIP use ‘will boom by 2015′ across world
Thursday, January 20 2010 by John Burns
The use of mobile VoIP phone systems by businesses across the world will boom in the coming four years, according to new research by In-Stat.
According to the latest forecasts from the organisation, the experts expect spending on VoIP for business to reach $6 billion (£3.95 billion) in 2015, as both enterprises and carriers get on board.
The successful use of VoIP technology on both fixed-line phones and the mobile platform is expected to boost investment into more mobile VoIP spaces as technology continues to get stronger and more user-friendly away from the office.
Although Google and Skype have helped consumers get involved with the technology, VoIP in business has been much slower to develop, In-Stat discovered, though mobile corporate VoIP users will increase by tenfold over the next five years, it understands.
Amy Cravens of In-Stat said: “Mobile VoIP has only recently begun being implemented in the business environment. One of the key benefits of mobile VoIP for enterprises is extending desk phone functionality to mobile devices.”
Internet marketing consultants and many other groups will likely develop their taste for the service much more in the coming months because it is able to have enterprise mobile phones acting as extensions of their desk phones, while the addition of e-mail and instant messaging through such platforms will deliver a much more unified communications experience, it added.
However, it depends on how mobile operators will respond to the shift to cheaper or free communications systems such as mobile VoIP. In-Stat, however, maintains that these carriers may instead figure out a way to harness the technology themselves, making it a significant player in brand growth and profitability.
Currently, Skype and Google Talk are used by many businesses integrating their systems into such free offerings, though their limitations are forcing many people to find paid alternatives.
Line2, for example, has just introduced paid VoIP to the Android platform, possibly sparking a revolution of low prices in the sector.
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