This TechNavio report analyzes the Global Fixed VoIP Service market for the period of 2012-2016. The report includes the industry’s top vendors, including France Telecom S.A. and Verizon Communications Inc., and discusses the market landscape across regions. It also discusses the major vendors, with France Telecom being the leading vendor. Although the market is dominated by large telecom players, small and medium-sized enterprises are also gaining traction.
Companies in the VoIP market include France Telecom SA, SFR SA, Free Telecom Ltd.,
British Telecom Public Ltd., Skype Inc., and Vonage Holdings Corp. Other key vendors include Bright House Networks LLC, 8×8 Inc., and Level 3 Communications Inc., as well as smaller players such as Charter Communication Inc. and 8×8 Inc., which are mainly focused on business customers.
The data gathered in this report are from industry sources including government and trade bodies, reports, news articles, and analyst research. For instance, the report examines a number of aspects of the fixed VoIP service market, including the adoption of LCR. The market for LCR products is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of over 13.6% between 2012 and 2016.
Private VoIP systems continue to be used, but the majority of deployments are now Cloud VoIP solutions.
Cloud VoIP solutions are well suited for personal and small businesses. The process involves the service provider hosting the system in a datacentre, usually near the end-users. The service provider deploys and maintains the infrastructure, making it more cost-effective than private VoIP solutions. This strategy is increasingly popular in the business and education sectors.
Using standardized protocols is the main factor in making VoIP service more accessible. Using Secure Real-time Transport Protocol, VoIP services are more secure and reliable than traditional phone lines. However, the technical details of VoIP protocols make it difficult to route traffic through firewalls and network address translators. While private session border controllers enable VoIP calls inside protected networks, there are other ways to overcome NAT devices. Other solutions involve assistive protocols like STUN and the Interactive Connectivity Establishment (ICE).