The latest report from Juniper Research concludes that over a span of five years, the number of mobile VoIP minutes will rise from 15 billion minutes in 2010 to 470.6 billion minutes by 2015. This rise will be particularly visible in developed markets thanks to the new 3G and 4G networks. According to Juniper Research, the number of VoIP minutes carried on 3G and 4G networks will double annually for the next five years. Anthony Cox, Senior Analyst for Juniper Research, admitted that Wi-Fi Mobile VoIP was potentially damaging to operators' businesses, as traffic sent over Wi-Fi bypasses most mobile networks entirely.
“We forecast that mobile VOIP over WiFi will cost operators $5 billion globally by 2015,” said Cox.
Juniper Research predicted that traditional carriers are most likely to respond to competitive and regulatory pressures by creating alliances with mobile VoIP companies, and cited Skype's deal with Verizon and launch of its VoIP services over 3G as evidence for the attention mobile operators are giving to mobile VoIP.
According to writer Jeffrey Burt, many other writers have also noted the trend in growing VoIP markets. Frost & Sullivan analysts predicted in May of 2008 that mobile VoIP traffic would increase greatly, reaching $29.57 billion by 2015, and similarly advised large operators to embrace the growing trend towards mobile VoIP.
Juniper's report also predicted gradual decreases in revenue from circuit switched voice over the next five years. No significant increases were predicted in HD voice and advertising based services.
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