Infonetics Research released excerpts from its 2014 VoIP and UC Services and Subscribers report, which tracks service providers and their voice over IP (VoIP) and unified communications (UC) services revenue and subscribers.
VOIP AND UC SERVICES MARKET HIGHLIGHTS:
. The global business and residential VoIP services market grew 8% in 2013 from 2012,
to $68 billion
. SIP trunking shot up 50% in 2013 from the prior year, driven predominantly by activity in North America; EMEA is expected to be a strong contributor in 2014
. Sales of hosted PBX and unified communication (UC) services rose 13% in 2013 over 2012, and seats grew 35% due to continued demand for enterprise cloud-based services
. Global residential VoIP subscribers totaled 212 million in 2013, up 8% year-over-year
. Managed services are benefitting from the continued adoption of IP PBXs: Roughly 10%-20% of new IP PBX lines sold are part of a managed service or outsourced contract
. Infonetics expects continued strong worldwide growth in VoIP services revenue through 2018, when it will reach $88 billion
RELATED REPORT EXCERPTS:
. Infonetics’ April Voice, Video, and UC research brief: http://bit.ly/1iDYtXO
. Videoconferencing and collaboration show strongest growth among UC apps
. Carrier VoIP and IMS market gains 30%; Huawei, ALU, Ericsson, NSN ride the VoLTE wave
. Enterprise SBC market grew 42% in 2013
. Mergers and buyouts stir enterprise telephony market; UC revenue climbs 31% in 2013
. Exploding mobile device traffic, acquisitions heat up Diameter signaling controller market
“Business VoIP services have moved well beyond early stages to mainstream, strengthened by the growing adoption of SIP trunking and cloud services worldwide. Hosted unified communications are seeing strong interest up market as mid-market and larger enterprises evaluate and move more applications to the cloud, and this is positively impacting the market,” notes Diane Myers, principal analyst for VoIP, UC, and IMS at Infonetics Research.
VoIP AND UC REPORT SYNOPSIS:
Infonetics’ annual VoIP and unified communications report provides worldwide and regional market share, market size, forecasts through 2018, analysis, and trends for residential and business VoIP and UC services and subscribers. The report also includes a Hosted PBX/UC Tracker highlighting deployments by service provider, region, and vendor platform. Residential VoIP providers in the report include AT&T, Cablevision, Charter, Comcast, Cox, Embratel, Iliad, J:Com, Kabel Deutschland, KDDI, KPN, KT, LG Uplus, Liberty Global, NTT, ONO, Orange, Rogers, SFR, Shaw Communications, SK Broadband, Sky, SoftBank, TalkTalk, Telecom Italia, Time Warner Cable, Verizon, Vonage, and others.
To buy the report, contact Infonetics: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp
VoIP, The PSTN Killer, Won’t Kill Local Loops
- Many carrier frequencies on a pair. Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) put hundreds of virtual modems in parallel, each on its own carrier frequency, over one wire pair.
- More efficient coding. How a bit appears on the wire changed from simple on/off signals (T-1) to 4-level signals (ISDN), to adding a phase change (quadrature coding in modems). The number of bits per baud (how many bits each digital symbol conveys) went from 1 to 64 and may go higher.
- Improved signal-to-noise (SNR) ratio. Echo canceling, first applied to voice, does wonders for data too.
- Interference canceling. The latest is highly adaptive “vectoring” among all the pairs in a cable.
Related Webinar: IMS IN THE CLOUD WITH NFV:
Join analyst Diane Myers April 16 for Deploying IMS in the Cloud with NFV, a live event that investigates the benefits of using IMS to leverage the cloud to achieve network scalability, cost, and flexibility, as well as how network functions virtualization (NFV) enables innovation: