The demographics of VoIP adoption is something I have been giving great thought to as of late. This past Friday was the early-bird cutoff date for Internet Telephony Conference & Expo and it was the biggest single day of registrations in the last 4 years of this event. I looked at the database this weekend and in the registrations from the past few days and noticed attendees from The Netherlands, Brazil, Canada, Chile, the UK and from every state. Aside from many enterprise customers, I was blown away to see a massive increase in the reseller audience, a larger government showing and as expected an absolutely huge number of service providers -- both Tier One and lots of CLECs and VoIP service providers, cable companies, etc.
This is certainly a new era in VoIP adoption as it is happening in every sector of the market. There was a time when service providers were adopting VoIP and enterprise customers were not. Then the tide turned for a few years. This time it seems like every sector is growing in unison. Especially surprising is the service provider resurgence as this market slowed down so severely in 2002 and 2003.