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Q: Consumer VOIP Market ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Consumer VOIP Market
Category: Business and Money
Asked by: amiramiramir-ga
List Price: $25.00
Posted: 18 Apr 2005 05:45 PDT
Expires: 18 May 2005 05:45 PDT
Question ID: 510755
What are the current and projected usership and revenues for consumer voice over IP?
Subject: Re: Consumer VOIP Market
Answered By: easterangel-ga on 18 Apr 2005 10:12 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hi! Thanks for the question.

Here are the following projections for the consumer VOIP market. Since
these are projections, different views can be seen and it would be
worthwhile to look at such various points.

OVUM Research: 2004 to 2008 projections

?The consumer VoIP market is forecast to grow from almost 16 million
users at the end of 2004 to 197 million users at the end of 2008?
Total revenues will rise from just over $1 billion in 2004 to just
over $15 billion in 2008.?

?Consumer VoIP: the market opportunity?

DATALINE Research:

?However, while residential VoIP services will not grow at the pace of
business VoIP services and will represent 35 percent of total VoIP
revenues, significant revenue growth will occur.?

?The overall residential VoIP market will grow at a compound annual
growth rate (CAGR) of 116 percent through 2009. Consumers can obtain
VoIP services through two options -- via broadband connections and/or
via regular phone lines.?

?Residential VoIP to Grow in Excess of 100 Percent Annually Through 2009? 

IDC Research: 2005 to 2009 projections

?Residential voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) has clearly come into
its own in the U.S. as major telecommunications carriers begin to roll
out VOIP service offerings to give themselves a competitive edge.
Fueled in part by consumers looking to add value to their telephony
service, IDC expects that the number of U.S. subscribers to
residential VOIP services will grow from 3 million in 2005 to 27
million by the end of 2009.?

?IDC Expects 27 Million Subscribers to U.S. Residential VOIP?

Analysis of VOIP Market (Please Read the Whole Article in the Next Link)

?It is somewhat surprising that only 35% of Internet households have
never heard of VoIP services.?

?However, the penetration of VoIP services among those ?in the know?
is only .5%. Yes, this is the result of the fact that VoIP services
are only now becoming widely available in the U.S. residential market.
The good news is that another 26% of Internet households are familiar
with the service, while 40% have heard of the service but are not
familiar with it.?

?More than one-third of Internet households are, to varying degrees,
likely to subscribe to a VoIP service with the specified features at
$25 per month?it can be assumed that the driver for adoption is more
than likely the $25 per month price tag. Yes, this is an assumption,
but given that the author has conducted numerous surveys over the last
few years regarding consumer adoption of VoIP, this assumption is by
far the most plausible.?

?Again, the fact that more than one-third of Internet households are
inclined to purchase VoIP at $25 per month is very encouraging? Thus,
almost two-thirds of Internet households (62%) are fertile candidates
for residential VoIP service at $25 per month.?

?Understanding VoIP in the Residential Market:?

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