Connections +
News

VoIP market emerging as largest future for structured copper cabling systems: FTM Consulting

New findings from FTM Consulting Inc. released today indicate that the emergence of VoIP applications will displace...


February 1, 2006  


Print this page

New findings from FTM Consulting Inc. released today indicate that the emergence of VoIP applications will displace PC-based LAN networks as the major market for horizontal UTP cabling systems within the next five years.

By 2010, they are expected to account for 66.5% of total horizontal cabling systems, exceeding LAN networking applications for the first time.

By 2011, the VoIP market is projected to increase further and account for 88.9% of the total market.

According to Frank Murawski, president of FTM, after previous false starts, VoIP is posed for rapid growth. Issues with voice quality, security and other similar concerns are being resolved with new networking equipment and software, he said.

Many new cabling installations are installing VOIP cabling for the cost benefits offered by voice transmission over the Internet instead of the public switched telephone network (PSTN).

“The world is transitioning to universal IP based information, which not only includes data, but also video and now voice,” said Murawski. “The Internet provides the common transmission media for these IP-based communications systems.”

The report, entitled VoIP Cabling Systems Market, forecasts that the structured cabling systems market for IP-based voice applications will grow from US$499.1 million, at a growth rate of 57.9%, to US$4.9 billion within five years.

“It seems as if we have gone full circle from the early years of structured cabling systems being deployed for voice applications to, more recently, being installed primarily for PC data networks, and back full circle to future voice applications, although it will be digitized voice,” Murawski said.

The new report, which lists for US$2,990, provides market forecasts for both copper and fiber structured cabling systems.

Additional information is available at www.ftmconsultinginc.com