Connections +
News

VoIP expert offers up his predictions for 2005

VoIP pioneer Jeff Pulver has released a number of predictions for the VoIP industry in the year ahead. They include...


December 22, 2004  


Print this page

VoIP pioneer Jeff Pulver has released a number of predictions for the VoIP industry in the year ahead. They include:

* A renewal of VoIP IPOs, and some VoIP startups burning-out due to lack of marketing funds, customer base and vision.

* Still more major carrier VoIP announcements as well as significant product announcements from major non-carriers (including software and Internet giants).

* New battle lines and tangling alliances forming between and among carriers, vendors, and application providers and debate will grow over the continuing role for unaffiliated, non-carrier VoIP providers.

* Governments around the world looking harder at VoIP regulation, and service providers stepping up their efforts to deploy industry-based solutions for many of the social issues confronting the industry (e.g., emergency response, lawful intercept).

“We are in the midst of a VoIP communications revolution,” said Pulver.

“The buzz surrounding the international VoIP industry continues to grow, and it’s important for everyone to understand and take advantage of the changes taking place. IP communications is ‘disruptive’ communications in the most positive sense, and it will dramatically enhance the ways in which we communicate.”