Hosting Grows Slowly

According to this article VoIP hosting will not grow as fast as may thought. Hosting does occupy a niche at the moment and probably still will for a while. Still, hosting is something we could do for years with Centrex and that market didn’t grow much either. Using IP will allow many companies to save even more money and that will be the reason companies choose hosting versus CPE equipment. I think slow and steady growth is better than a rapid spike that is unsustainable anyway.

  • VoIP Blog - Rich Tehrani
    March 31, 2005 at 4:10 pm

    M5 on Hosting

    I recently blogged about the hosting market growing slowly. At least that is what IDC is says in a recent report. I decided to get the perspective of M5 Networks a successful company in the hosting business. I asked Dan…

  • Scott Wharton
    April 5, 2005 at 5:23 pm

    This study and the resulting reactions are so cliche-ish it’s almost amusing. An analyst company that prides itself on being able to predict future trends is “suprised” that hosted voice “flies in the face of enterprise thinking *in the past*” (emphasis addded).
    Most analysts and marketers (and in general, people working in new industries) know that when you ask consumers/end-users if they want something they generally don’t know exists (read: walkman, ipod, wireless email, cell phones, etc.) they will say “no”. The reality is that new technology adoption happens because their is either an unmet need or a better offer emerges to the current alternative.
    In this case, the projections for hosted voice services are so promising because businesses fundamentally want to get the *value* of premises services but do not neccisarily they want to own and manage boxes (this is just what they have done before and in most cases, the only real choice they are aware of).
    When you look at the total cost of ownership for an enterprise, it is often substantially cheaper to outsource *and* to get the same or better level of funcationality vs. purchasing and managing equipment in-house (assuming you can hire and retain employees with these skill sets).
    So… the key to whether hosted voice service will succeed will hinge on looking forward, analyzing the trends, and determining if business customers would like to both save money and get rid of the headache of managing voice systems.
    While it is still relatively early days in terms of hosted voice service deployments, my advice to those holding PBX vendors stocks is don’t be your retirement on it…
    Respectfully submitted,
    Scott Wharton
    VP of Marketing
    BroadSoft Inc.

  • Heng
    September 18, 2006 at 2:24 am

    Dear Sir/Madam
    I’m a webdesigner now i’m looking for VOIP Hosting but i don’t understand about VOIP Work correctly, do u have any live soupport help me if u purchase ur Voip Hosting? and have u got any dailer download for my client if they need to used my service? or have u got any webwizard to setup my Voip’s website?
    Best Reguard

  • James
    June 11, 2007 at 11:50 am

    hostd voip market is growing,somehow rather slower pace. But IT IS a promising market. Not many providers are out there, and who are , they are probably just resellers for others.
    We hve just launched our own hosted Trixbox solution. As you might know, trixbox is a very sophisticated IPPBX. If you are intersted visit
    We are also about to launch our own hosted calling card, billing softswitch platform, checkout as soon its launched.

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