Small office spend on broadband IP telephony to increase 83 percent

The small office spend on broadband IP telephony will
increase by 83 percent from 2010-2015, according to In-Stat.

Broadband IP telephony is used to transport voice calls
over an IP network, and, if need be, to connect to the PSTN.


This looks like traditional telephone service to the
end-user and, in the case of cable VoIP service, is often marketed as a
digital” voice service, leaving many users unaware that they are using a VoIP
service. This has been a popular form of VoIP in both the work-at-home and
small business arenas, and that trend will continue, according to In-Stat.


Broadband IP telephony offers a number of advantages for
small businesses and SOHO; primary among them is the low monthly service fee
and negligible costs for long distance,” said Greg Potter, research analyst at

Unfortunately it does not provide the scalability
associated with hosted and IP PBX solutions. It also does not typically come with
the service level agreements (SLAs) and quality-of-service (QoS) afforded by
other solutions, which are general requirements for enterprise and medium sized
businesses,” Potter added.

The research also forecasts that traditional TDM is set
to decline to just under $14.5 billion in 2015 mean time application-Based
VoIP, will increase over 50 percent from 2010-2015.

As a segment, mid-sized business spending will have the
greatest growth, increasing in excess of 10 percent between 2010 and 2015 and
the professional services vertical market segment will spend over $3 Billion in


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