VoIP market increases by 52% to boost UC market

VoIP market increases by 52% to boost UC market

Sales of voice over internet protocol (VoIP) have increased by 52 per cent year-on-year for the third quarter of the year, a new study has found.

Initial findings made by Infonetics research, which are due to be released in full on December 3rd, showed that growth in the market managed to dwarf the figure of 30 per cent recorded for the previous quarter, suggesting that the popularity of such technology is only increasing.

The rise of VoIP and cloud solutions has provided a huge boost to the unified communications market in recent years, with an increasing number of organisations beginning to recognise that such technology not only carries a number of benefits, but is also hugely reliable.

So much so in fact, that many operators of traditional phone line have already made the switch, suggesting that it is only a matter of time before this approach eventually takes over from the old conventional landline.

Small businesses in particular have managed to notice the benefits, notably the fact that it allows them to boost their IT budget management and reduce waste.

Perhaps one of the biggest draws to unified communications is that fact that it allows systems to be streamlined, while also containing all of the various tools and channels needed for employees to work in a more seamless and efficient environment both in and outside the company.

Research found that the market with the biggest growth was the US, despite declining results in comparison to consecutive quarters.

Principal analyst for VoIP at Infonetics Research, Diane Myers, said: "2013 is turning into a banner year for the IMS equipment market due largely to mobile operators in the US, Japan and South Korea purchasing gear for voice over LTE (VoLTE). While many of these networks won’t go live until next year, operators are purchasing and deploying enough capacity to make sure they don't fall short upon launch."