Confused about whether Voice over IP The technology has been gaining steam in the tech press during the past There’s no denying that IP-based calling has a future. Virtually all the Take a May, 2004, study of small, medium, and large organizations in
business to go? You’re not the only one.
while federal lawmakers and regulators wrangle over who will have the
regulatory upper hand.
major research firms predict more VoIP growth to come.
North America by telecommunications research firm Infonetics. The results
products and services in 2004.
The technology has been gaining steam in the tech press during the past
There’s no denying that IP-based calling has a future. Virtually all the
Take a May, 2004, study of small, medium, and large organizations in
respondent headquarter sites.
and over half will by March 2006.
average of 61 percent of respondent IP LAN endpoints; digital phones using
IP adapters are a distant second choice.
most likely providers to capitalize on managed IP voice services, but a full
42 percent of respondents say they don’t know who they’ll use.
phone systems and services work just fine.
merits of their IP voice products and services and how they can help address
today’s business challenges.
Not to mention the wrangling under way between state and federal lawmakers
over who should have regulatory oversight of the burgeoning technology.
To address some of the questions, internetnews.com compiled some key information about VoIP into this special section.
1. At-a-Glance Growth
1. At-a-Glance Growth: The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) expects VoIP to continue growing along with the adoption of broadband. Shipments of IP PBX lines, which converge voice and data, tell the VoIP story: They are surging, and the residential market is catching on. In a survey of U.S. Internet users, research firm Ipsos-Insight identified a number of VoIP features that are enticing would-be subscribers.