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Light Reading predicts good things for VoIP-enabled devices

VoIP-enabled devices are poised to become agents for change in enterprise communications networks, presenting manag...


February 13, 2006  


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VoIP-enabled devices are poised to become agents for change in enterprise communications networks, presenting management and administrative challenges to corporate network planners, according to a new report issued by Light Reading’s Enterprise VoIP Insider.

The report analyzes the emerging roles that VoIP-enabled devices are playing in enterprise communications, including both wired and wireless technologies.

It also evaluates the likely impact on corporate communications of dual-mode handsets, soft phones, so-called smart phones, and convergence devices such as RIM’s Blackberry, as well as the likely impact that SIP (session initiation protocol) will have on the market for corporate voice equipment, including IP-based PBXs and hosted PBXs.

The report also examines administrative and economic issues that enterprise network managers face with deployment of VoIP-enabled products by teleworkers, as well as the long-term implications of the rising use of VoIP-enabled devices over 802.11 wireless LANs.

Products and strategies from more than two dozen companies are highlighted and analyzed including Alcatel, Cisco Systems, Ericsson , Intel, Microsoft, Motorola and Nortel.

“The need for greater mobility is clearly the driver for innovation with respect to VoIP-enabled devices,” said Christine Hartman, author of the report. “The marriage of PDAs, Blackberrys, and 802.11 within mobile phones is well underway.”

Further information is available at www.lightreading.com.