Posted by Mike Favale from Tellcar Innovations, LLC www.tellcar.com
Market Wire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) CAMPBELL, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 10/17/11 -- Market research firm Infonetics Research today released excerpts from its new Mobile VoIP Services and Subscribers report, which tracks native mobile voice over IP (a.k.a. voice over Long Term Evolution, or VoLTE) and over-the-top (OTT) mVoIP service revenue, subscribers, and deployments by world region.
ANALYST NOTE"The adoption of over-the-top (OTT) mobile VoIP services is growing rapidly but it is not without challenges. With free applications and extremely low revenue from users, it is tricky for application providers without the deep pockets of larger companies like Google, Microsoft, and Telefónica to have a sustainable long-term business model. Despite the fact that we expect mobile VoIP subscribers to grow nearly 10-fold from 2010 to 2015, there is relatively little money to be made from it in the near term," poses Diane Myers, directing analyst for VoIP and IMS at Infonetics Research.
Co-author of the report Stéphane Téral, Infonetics Research's principal analyst for mobile infrastructure, adds: "As LTE becomes the universal mobile infrastructure, TDM voice -- which is a $500 billion-a-year business -- will migrate to VoLTE (native mobile VoIP).