Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP)Market Opportunities, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2004 to 2009

Report # SH29821370 | 394 Pages | 168 Tables and Figures | 2004

Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Market Assessment

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Voice Over Internet Protocol Service Provider Equipment Market Shares
Voice Over Internet Protocol Market Forecasts
Elements of a Converged Voice/Data Network
IP-to-IP Gateways
Network Design For Voice Over IP
Driving Forces
Telephone Calls
Voice Quality
Solution Attributes
Vertical Market Positioning
Market Solutions
Designing a Highly Available Voice Network
Clearinghouse Service
Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)
Per-call Level Security
Voice Over Internet Protocol Gateway Equipment User Analysis

Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
Market Opportunities, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2004 to 2009

Voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) can be implemented in two ways: calls can originate from the traditional TDM circuit switched technology, or originate from an Internet protocol router. IP to TDM and TDM to IP VoIP are very different. These fundamental differences in technology referred to as the same term (VoIP) have served to confuse the market, with distinctly different products being positioned as VoIP solutions.

In the near term, routers will be the bases for originating VoIP calls implementing IP to TDM. IP to TDM will quickly become the entire market. TDM to IP call origination is outdated and far more expensive. The implementation of broadband in the home will hasten the desire to originate calls directly from an existing Internet connection.

IP to TDM is positioned to dominate the market. The multiple IP-to-IP gateway Cisco IOS software images are used to implement VoIP that originates calls from an IP connection and connects to the existing TDM traditional switched networks after call origination. Feature licenses are priced based on the platform and processor used. Ports per se do not exist in a system that originates VoIP from the router. Ports are virtual, dependent on the capacity of the network. The larger the performance capability of the gateway, the greater is the price of the feature license.

The global service provider voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) gateway market at $165.3 million in 2003 is expected to reach 985.7 million dollars in the year 2009. The market is anticipated to grow at a steady positive rate over the years. The growth is brought by replacement of digital proprietary voice switching systems with systems that do manage to put voice over the Internet reliably and clearly.

Companies Profiled
Agilent Technologies
Mera Systems
Quintum Technologies

Report Methodology

This is the two-hundred thirty-first report in a series of market research reports that provide forecasts in communications, telecommunications, the internet, computer, software, and telephone equipment. The project leaders take direct responsibility for writing and preparing each report. They have significant experience preparing industry studies. Forecasts are based on primary research and proprietary data bases. Forecasts reflect analysis of the market trends in the segment and related segments. Unit and dollar shipments are analyzed through consideration of dollar volume of each market participation in the segment. Market share analysis includes conversations with key customers of products, industry segment leaders, marketing directors, distributors, leading market participants, and companies seeking to develop measurable market share. Over 200 in-depth interviews are conducted for each report with a broad range of key participants and opinion leaders in the market segment.

About the Company

WinterGreen Research, founded in 1985, provides strategic market assessments in telecommunications, communications equipment, health care, and advanced computer technology. Industry reports focus on opportunities that will expand existing markets or develop major new markets. The reports assess new product and service positioning strategies, new and evolving technologies, and technological impact on products, services, and markets. Market shares are provided. Leading market participants are profiled, and their marketing strategies, acquisitions, and strategic alliances are discussed. The principals of WinterGreen Research have been involved in analysis and forecasting of international business opportunities in telecommunications and advanced computer technology markets for over 30 years.

About the Principal Authors

Ellen T. Curtiss, Technical Director, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, conducts strategic and market assessments in technology-based industries. Previously she was a member of the staff of Arthur D. Little, Inc., for 23 years, most recently as Vice President of Arthur D. Little Decision Resources, specializing in strategic planning and market development services. She is a graduate of Boston University and the Program for Management Development at Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. She is the author of recent studies on worldwide telecommunications markets and the Top Ten Telecommunications market analysis and forecasts.

Susan Eustis, President, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, has done research in communications and computer markets and applications. She holds several patents in microcomputing and parallel processing. She is the author of recent studies of the Regional Bell Operating Companies' marketing strategies, Internet equipment, a study of Internet Equipment, Worldwide Telecommunications Equipment, Top Ten Telecommunications, Digital Loop Carrier, Web Hosting, and Application Integration markets. Ms. Eustis is a graduate of Barnard College.

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