According to In-Stat, a popular market research firm, the total number of mobile Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) users will reach 288 million by the end of 2013. The year 2013 will also usher in over 400 million dual-mode handsets or mobile phones capable of transmitting data over more than one type of network. The use of VoIP over a wireless internet (WiFi) connection also guarantees higher audio quality and quicker connections.
In-Stat also reported that Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region currently has more mobile VoIP revenue. The company also predicts that Asia Pacific will be the largest regional market in terms of VoIP revenue by 2013.
Technological advancements in this industry over the next few years will make it possible for people to choose mobile VoIP over plain old telephone systems (POTS). Instead of making expensive calls through regular phone systems and landlines, you can make free local and long distance calls with VoIP.
Business VoIP is on the fast track to innovation, and service providers continue to upgrade wireless 4G networks, making VoIP technology more affordable and accessible to businesses all over the world.
Small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) can also expect affordable pricing and incentives as VoIP providers compete in the marketplace.
Getjar, an independent mobile phone application store, published a study that takes a close look at the evolution of the business VoIP market.
With more people downloading and using mobile applications in the next three to five years, the mobile VoIP community will continue to grow as well.
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