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Study finds carrier VoIP investments picking up momentum

2004 was a breakthrough year for voice over IP adoption, especially in North America, and this year is shaping up f...


July 13, 2005  


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2004 was a breakthrough year for voice over IP adoption, especially in North America, and this year is shaping up for more of the same, according to Infonetics Research’s latest market research study, Service Provider Plans for Next Gen Voice 2005.

In the study, carriers around the world confirm that generating new revenue is the main reason they’re answering the call to migrate their circuit-switched voice networks to packet networks. Providers that are modernizing their networks with VoIP believe in the promise of openness and flexibility of next generation voice networks.

Infonetics has been conducting the study for four consecutive years, and this year drew the largest number (44) of respondents, reflecting the increase in service providers willing and qualified to participate in the survey.

“Building upon the momentum established in 2004, service providers around the world invested in next-gen voice in record numbers in their quest for new services that would differentiate them from the competition and bring in revenue,” said Kevin Mitchell, Infonetics Research analyst and lead author of the study.

“Service providers invested US$1.73 billion in next-gen voice equipment worldwide in 2004, and the responses from this study support our projection that this is a start to the lengthy migration to next-gen voice. We expect worldwide spending to grow to US$5.8 billion by 2008,” he said.

Further information on the study is available at www.infonetics.com.