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BuddeComm Intelligence Report - VoIP and Mobile VoIP Statistics and Insights

  • March 2016
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  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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  • 14 pages

VoIP subscriptions worldwide have increased substantially, with further growth predicted in the years to 2020 as more and more residential customers and businesses turn to VoIP to reduce costs.

If we examine the fixed-line PSTN and VoIP subscriber base, we see that the downward trend in PSTN subscriptions is almost completely compensated by the increase in VoIP accounts. This is a good indication that the future of fixed-line telephony lies in building all-IP networks. Though the migration from POTS and PSTN to all-IP technologies will not happen overnight, it is inevitable. Consumers are driving the change by moving away from the traditional copper wire networks, which are therefore becoming more expensive to maintain.

A major difference between fixed-line VoIP and mobile VoIP is that the latter is only really free when connecting to a WiFi network; otherwise, users calling over 3G or 4G networks must pay the standard internet connection rates and data charges. Nevertheless, with the dramatic increase in smartphones globally, mobile VoIP has been skyrocketing, with millions of users around the world subscribing to one or more of the many OTT companies offering mobile VoIP apps and services.

While a few forward-looking mobile operators understand the importance of accepting and even encouraging OTT services, some incumbents are applying pressure on regulators to restrict mobile VoIP. Others operators, especially in the more developed markets, are competing directly with OTT players by launching their own VoLTE services.

With the improved coverage and penetration of LTE as well as the massive adoption of smartphones, Voice-over-Long Term Evolution (VoLTE) has in fact become a priority throughout the world for operators that wish to bring HD voice service to their LTE customers.

This unique BuddeComm Intelligence report provides key industry information and statistics on the worldwide fixed VoIP market and mobile VoIP market.


Key developments:
In 2016 the leading mobile VoIP players include Skype; Facebook; Viber and Vonage.
The leading VOIP and IMS equipment vendors include Huwaei, Ericsson and Alcatel.
In September 2014, Google Voice was integrated into Hangouts (Google's IM application).
Facebook launched free VoIP for its mobile Facebook Messenger service in April 2014.
WhatsApp, which was acquired by Facebook in February 2014, added mobile VoIP to its messaging app in March 2015.
Japanese conglomerate and e-commerce giant Rakuten, having acquired Viber in February 2014, is reportedly planning to turn it into part of an e-commerce platform.



Companies mentioned in this report:
Skype, Google, Facebook, Viber, WeChat, Vonage, WhatsApp, Truphone, Nimbuzz, Fring, KakaoTalk, LINE.

Table Of Contents

BuddeComm Intelligence Report - VoIP and Mobile VoIP Statistics and Insights
1. Synopsis
2. VoIP market summary
2.1 Impact on international call traffic
3. Mobile VoIP and OTT mobile VoIP market
3.1 VoLTE
3.2 OTT and messaging
4. Fixed VoIP market
4.1 Global VoIP subscribers
4.2 Global VoIP service providers
4.2.1 Skype
4.2.2 Messaging Apps a threat to Skype
5. Sweden - Fixed VoIP country case study
5.1 Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
5.1.1 Wholesale VoIP
6. Other VoIP market insights
6.1 IMS
6.2 HD Voice
6.3 Integration with UC applications
7. Related reports
Table 1 Global - VoIP services market value 2010 - 2016
Table 2 Global PSTN and VoIP subscriber base (actual and projected) 2005 - 2020
Table 3 Global Skype users and revenue (historical) 2007 2010; 2015
Table 4 Sweden VoIP subscribers and annual change 2004 - 2015
Table 5 Sweden VoIP revenue 2008 2015
Table 6 Sweden VoIP traffic 2006 2014
Table 7 Sweden VoIP access by technology 2004 - 2014
Table 8 Sweden TeliaSonera VoIP subscribers 2007 - 2014
Table 9 Sweden Telenor VoIP subscribers 2007 - 2011
Chart 1 Global trend in fixed-line subscriptions: PSTN and VoIP 2005 2020
Chart 2 Sweden VoIP access by technology 2004 - 2014
Exhibit 1 VoIP market selected key developments
Exhibit 2 VoLTE launches April 2015
Exhibit 3 VoLTE: data first, voice second
Exhibit 4 Examples of large consumer VoIP service providers by region
Exhibit 5 Skype in the classroom
Exhibit 6 What is IMS?

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