Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/10/18/voip_support_grows/

VoIP services are go

So says IDC

By John Oates

Posted in VoIP, 18th October 2006 14:10 GMT

Spending on support services for VoIP will hit $1.27bn by 2010, analysts at IDC say.

IDC reckons the difference between traditional IT and telco services will continue to blur.

It predicts a growing market for supporting and servicing VoIP customers. It says that equipment makers have kept most of support spending because of proprietary systems.

But as VoIP increasingly becomes a service delivered regardless of hardware so the market for support will grow. Support will look more like other IT markets.®