Feeds

Voice over IP services to make $13.76 billion

Businesses to sign up in droves as cost falls

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

The European IP telephony market is set to generate $13.76 billion by 2005 -- up from $246.8 million today -- as the cost of the technology falls and the quality of the service improves. Consulting company Frost & Sullivan, which has published The European Market for IP Telephony believes the massive jump in revenue will arise because IP telephony will help cut communications costs for business. "By integrating all communications traffic over a single connection, a company reduces multiple connectivity charges and eliminates per-minute charges on intra-company phone calls and faxes," said Mitul Mehta, IT Research Manager at Frost & Sullivan. "Voice and fax traffic are carried for free with data and LAN traffic between location. "This offers businesses an opportunity to make significant savings," said Mehta. Market growth is expected to be fuelled by demand for enhanced applications helping it to transform IP telephony into a conventional medium for telecommunications. While Germany, the UK and Scandinavia are currently the dominant markets in this field it's anticipated that this will change in the future when Germany, France and the UK will account for the combined share of just under 60 per cent of revenues. ®

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
10 threats to successful enterprise endpoint backup
10 threats to a successful backup including issues with BYOD, slow backups and ineffective security.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
The hidden costs of self-signed SSL certificates
Exploring the true TCO for self-signed SSL certificates, including a side-by-side comparison of a self-signed architecture versus working with a third-party SSL vendor.