VoIP ‘now used by 14% of world’s population’

VoIP ‘now used by 14% of world’s population’

The growth of voice over internet protocol (VoIP) technology has been rapid in recent years, as more and more businesses look to take advantage of the benefits it offers.

New figures from research body Ipsos, which were revealed by CorpComms, indicate that 14 per cent of the world's population is now using the communication technology.

Russia was found to be the country with the highest uptake of VoIP, where 36 per cent of people are connected in some way, while Turkey and India were also found to be leading the charge towards the technology.

The survey revealed that the emerging market of Brazil uses VoIP the least, with just four per cent taking advantage of its benefits.

Patrick Lo, co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of home networking company Netgear, recently told the FT Connected Business podcast, that more funds need to be made available to boost the usage of VoIP in the UK.

He explained that the proliferation of tablets, smartphones and laptops means a much better network is required to link up mobile workers with their office-based colleagues.