Mobile VoIP enters New Growth Phase

Visiongain predicts that by 2016, mobile VoIP applications will generate annual revenues of $36 billion, driven by more than 180 million users worldwide. Across the world, operators are beginning to embrace the technology as consumer demand for cost effective communication services rises. There has been a steady increase in the number of successful partnership between VoIP vendors and mobile operators to deploy mobile VoIP services. This report quantifies mobile VoIP market, analyses the market drivers and the key market players and their strategies.

A Range of Factors is Fuelling the Growth of the Mobile VoIP Market 

Mobile VoIP: Opportunities and Challenges Report 2011 examines the mobile VoIP landscape by exploring emerging trends in key geographical regions, supporting technologies and product portfolio. We present a comprehensive view of the mobile VoIP market through a SWOT analysis and discuss operator strategies that will help in monetising this emerging technology.

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Who needs to read this report?

• Mobile Network Operators (MNOs)
Operators can evaluate how the growth of the mobile VOIP technology will affect the ICT industry in general and the enterprise mobility market in particular.

• Handset Manufacturers 
Smartphones are well designed to support advanced acoustics needed for mobile VoIP. As the penetration of smart phones increases, new opportunities exist for handset manufactures to monetise the mobile VoIP market. 

• VoIP Service Providers
The success of Skype and emergence of new players within the mobile VoIP space shows a definite market demand and potential for VoIP services. 

• Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
We discuss how the MNVO business model can help the fixed line operators to combat declining voice revenues and position accordingly using mobile VOIP.

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Table Of Contents

Table of Contents

E. Executive Summary
E1. Essential Partnerships for the Success of Mobile VoIP
E2. VoIP Enabling Technologies
E3. Driving Factors in Adoption of Mobile VoIP
E4. Future of Mobile VoIP
E5. Key Points of the Report

1. Mobile VoIP (mVoIP): An Introduction
1.1 What is mVoIP: How does it Work?
1.1.1 mVoIP versus VoIP
1.2 Mobile Communications over Internet Protocol (MoIP)
1.2.1 What is MoIP?
1.2.2 Voice over Instant Messenger
1.2.3 How does MoIP work?
1.2.4 Is MoIP different from mVoIP?
1.3 mVoIP Implementation
1.3.1 Using a Mobile Phone as a Standard SIP Client
1.3.2 Use of Softswitch Gateways
1.4 mVoIP Technologies and Standards
1.4.1 UMA
1.4.1.1 How does Generic Access Network (GAN) work?
1.4.1.2 Femtocells
1.4.2 SIP
1.5 Wireless Technologies
1.5.1 EDVO Rev A
1.5.2 HSDPA and HSUPA (3G)
1.5.3 Wi-Fi
1.5.3.1 Wi-Fi Standards
1.5.3.2 Birth of Voice over Wi-Fi
1.5.3.3 Wi-Fi Enabled Mobile Phones
1.5.3.3.1 Global Shipment of Wi-Fi Mobile Handsets
1.5.4. WiMAX
1.5.5 Mobile-Fi
1.5.6 LTE and the 4G future
1.5.6.1 Voice over LTE
1.5.6.2 3G Americas recommends IPv6 transition for LTE
1.6 mVoIP and Mobile Network Technologies
1.6.1 W-CDMA
1.6.2 TD-CDMA
1.7 mVoIP Implementation: Proprietary Protocols
1.8 RIM's New Mobile Voice System
1.8.1 Is MVS another type of Wi-Fi based mVoIP?
1.8.2 How does Mobile Voice System (MVS) work?
1.8.3 RIM's new MVS - a Challenge to IP Telephony?
1.9 Accessibility to VoIP on Mobile Phones: Applications and Platforms
1.9.1 Skype Mobile
1.9.2 iSkoot
1.9.3 Truphone
1.9.4 Fring
1.9.5 Talkonaut
1.9.6 Nimbuzz
1.9.7 Jajah
1.9.8 Vopium
1.10 mVoIP Interoperability
1.10.1 Supporting Technologies
1.10.2 IP Interworking
1.10.2.1 IP Interworking and FMC solutions
1.10.2.2 GSMA IPI initiative
1.10.2.2.1 IPI initiative: GSMA's IPX proposal
1.10.2.2.2 IPI initiative goals
1.10.2.2.3 IPX Commercial Launch
1.11 mVoIP User-End Applications - The Second-Stage in Convergence
1.11.1 Unified Messaging
1.11.2 Instant Messaging
1.11.3 Presence Services
1.11.4 Voice Recognition
1.11.5 Personal Virtual Assistant
1.11.6 Persistence
1.11.7 Online Conferencing
1.11.8 File Transfer
1.11.9 Online Gaming
1.12 Aim of the Report
1.12.1Structure of the Report
1.13 Target Audience
1.14 Methodology

2. mVoIP Market Opportunity
2.1 mVoIP Grows in Importance
2.2 The mVoIP Market
2.2.1 mVoIP Market by Users
2.3 mVoIP Market Opportunity
2.3.1 Global ICT Marketplace
2.3.2 IP-based Communication Services
2.3.2.1 Internet User-Base
2.3.2.2 Broadband Market
2.3.2.3 Wireless Broadband Market
2.3.3 Market for Personal IP-based Communication Services
2.3.4 IP Telephony
2.3.4.1 IP Telephony: Skype takes the Lead
2.3.5 Online Conferencing Market
2.3.6 Mobile Phone Services Market
2.3.6.1 Mobile Phone Shipments
2.3.6.1.1 Smartphones Market Share
2.3.6.2 Worldwide Mobile Phone Connections
2.3.6.3 Mobile only Voice Users
2.3.7 Mobile Broadband
2.3.7.1 3G Uptake
2.3.7.2 Proportion of Mobile Broadband to National GDP of China and India
2.3.7.3 Mobile Broadband Development
2.3.7.3.1 GSMA's Mobile Broadband Initiative
2.3.7.3.2 Mobile Data drives Investment in Mobile Broadband
2.3.7.3.3 Mobile Data Traffic: Cisco Forecast Index 2009-2014
2.3.7.3.4 Mobile Broadband CapEx to Rise in EU
2.3.8 Mobile Internet Services Market
2.3.8.1 mVoIP to lead Mobile Internet Consumption
2.3.8.2 Arrival of 4G to boost all-IP Mobile Data Solutions
2.3.8.2.1 4G handsets boost for mVoIP

3. mVoIP Market Driving Factors and Restraints
3.1 Demand to lead mVoIP Growth
3.2 Market Trends
3.2.1 Mobile Smartphone Market to Sustain Growth
3.2.2 Falling Voice Revenues
3.2.3 IMS - An Emerging Marketplace
3.2.3.1 IMS Vendor ranking
3.2.3.2 US Players Moving to IMS to Leverage 'U-verse'
3.2.3.3 IMS Deployments around the World as of September 2011
3.3 Future of SIP and IP PBX
3.3.1 The Future of Hosted IP Telephony
3.3.2 Microsoft-Vodafone hosted IP services in Europe
3.4 IP Convergence / Substitution Market
3.4.1 Change in Business Models
3.4.2 Mobilising Enterprise
3.4.3 Routing Calls on Data Networks
3.4.3.1 Advantage of Handover between VoWLAN and Mobile Network
3.4.4 Nokia driving Converged Voice Services
3.4.5 Three-Screen concept
3.4.5.1 Is 'three-screen' concept a new marketplace?
3.5 Value Addition
3.5.1 Value Addition through Blended Services
3.5.2 Benefit of Presence Services
3.5.3 Driving Consumer Value through mVoIP
3.5.3.1 Saving on Call-Costs
3.5.3.2 Enhanced Indoor Coverage
3.5.3.3 Unified Access to Multiple Services
3.5.3.4 Combined Service-Offering through Single Subscription
3.6 mVoIP Benefits to Operators
3.6.1 mVoIP to Lead the Way for Operator to IP Convergence
3.6.2 Penetration into the Enterprise
3.6.3 Benefit of Single-Device Subscription Offering
3.6.4 Potential to Harness mVoIP through MVNOs
3.6.5 Opportunity to enable Differentiated Services
3.6.6 Lower Infrastructure Development Cost
3.6.7 Lower Operational and Maintenance Costs
3.6.8 Applications Development
3.6.9 Potential to Increase Customer Uptake
3.7 Trends in Telecoms Deregulation
3.7.1 Opening up of Telecoms Market: Reforms
3.7.2 Callers wait for Benefits of Telecoms Deregulation
3.7.3 Liberalisation of International Gateways
3.7.4 The Digital Economy Bill 2010
3.8 Shift in Consumer Behaviour
3.8.1 Spending Flow: from Wireline to Wireless
3.8.2 Consumer Demand for Cheaper Services to Drive mVoIP
3.8.3 International Calling and Migrant Communities' Market Segmentation
3.8.3.1 International mVoIP Calling and the MVNOs
3.8.3.2 EU forces Cap on Data Roaming Charges
3.8.3.2.1 Cross-border Data Tariffs - A Battle Point between EU Regulators and Operators
3.9 Trends in Liberalisation
3.9.1 Open Networks: xMax
3.9.1.1 xG Technology Plans to Widen xMAX Cognitive Cellular Network in Arkansas, US
3.9.2 White Space and 'mesh' Networks: a Boost for Wi-Fi?
3.9.2.1 'Super WiFi' white space trials begin in Cambridge
3.10 Restraints: Security and Regulations
3.10.1 Security Mechanism for IP Telephony
3.10.1.1 Security Concerns and Network Gateways
3.10.1.2 Security Vital for VoIP Services to win Customers over Traditional Networks
3.11 Types of Security Threats and Vulnerabilities
3.11.1 Denial of Service
3.11.2 Spam over Internet Telephony
3.11.3 Fraud
3.11.4 Tapping / Intruding
3.11.5 Official tapping
3.11.6 Confidentiality
3.12 Quality of Services and Security Concerns
3.12.1 Speed and Quality
3.12.2 Quality of Service and Latency
3.12.3 Jitters can be Detrimental to QoS
3.12.4 Packet Loss
3.12.5 Quality of Service Implications for Security
3.12.6 Encryption and QoS issues
3.12.7 Authentication and Integrity
3.12.8 Simplified Call Enabling Procedures
3.13 Regulations
3.13.1 Regulating IP-based Telephony Segment
3.13.2 Attitudes in Emerging Countries to Restrict VoIP
3.13.3 US
3.13.3.1 FCC
3.13.3.2 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
3.13.3.3 E-911
3.13.4 Canada
3.13.5 Latin America
3.13.6 EU
3.13.7 Asia
3.13.7.1 India
3.13.7.2 UAE
3.13.7.3 Korea
3.13.7.4 Japan
3.13.7.5 China

4. Potential for mVoIP in Europe, US, Latin America, Canada and Asia - An Overview and Forecasts
4.1 The European mVoIP Market
4.1.1.1 ICT Revolution Driving the mVoIP Market
4.1.1.2 Mobile Data Market
4.1.1.3 VoIP Growing in Demand in Europe
4.1.1.4 Corporate mVoIP gains Users in UK
4.1.2 mVoIP Adoption
4.1.2.2 3G boosts Potential for mVoIP Operator's Adoption
4.1.2.3 Skype into Nokia Handsets
4.1.3.1 Europe VoIP Forecasts (2011- 2016)
4.1.3.2 Europe mVoIP Forecasts (2011- 2016)
4.2 North American mVoIP Market
4.2.1.1 Competitive Landscape of the US Communication Services Market: Innovation drives Demand
4.2.1.2 US Telecoms Services
4.2.1.3 Demography of the US VoIP Market
4.2.1.4 Cable Operators dominate VoIP Landscape
4.2.2 Market Trends
4.2.2.1 The Mobile Phone Market
4.2.2.2 The US Smartphone Market
4.2.2.3 The US Mobile Broadband Market
4.2.3 Key mVoIP Service Providers in the US Market
4.2.3.1 Skype
4.2.3.2 Google Talk and Google Voice
4.2.3.3 Jajah
4.2.3.4 Jajah's 'white-label' Solution for mVoIP Partners
4.2.3.5 iChat
4.2.3.6 ooVoo
4.2.3.7 SightSpeed
4.2.3.8 Vbuzzer
4.2.4 US VoIP Market Forecasts (2011-2016)
4.2.5 US mVoIP Market Forecasts (2011- 2016)
4.3 Latin American mVoIP Market
4.3.1.1 Latin American Market Opportunity
4.3.1.2 Brazil Market Opportunity
4.3.1.3 Colombia Market Opportunity
4.3.1.4 Peru Market Opportunity
4.3.1.5 Chile Market Opportunity
4.3.1.6 Uruguay Market Opportunity
4.3.2 Market Potential of VoIP and mVoIP in Latin America
4.3.2.1 Fixed-line Density Increasing to Promote VoIP
4.3.2.2 Increasing Mobile Broadband Services driving Market Growth
4.3.2.3 Mobile Phone Penetration
4.3.2.5 3G Deployment in the Region
4.3.2.6 Continuing WiMAX Usage
4.3.2.7 Market for IP-based Voice Services
4.3.3.1 Latin American VoIP Market Forecasts (2011- 2016)
4.3.3.2 Latin American mVoIP market forecasts (2011- 2016)
4.4 Asia Pacific mVoIP Market
4.4.1.1 ICT Market Opportunity
4.4.1.2 Internet Penetration Rate
4.4.1.3 Telecoms Services Market
4.4.1.5 Chinese Markets Growing
4.4.1.6 China Telecom aims for 1 million WiFi Spots by 2012
4.4.1.7 Mobile Broadband to Surpass Fixed Line
4.4.2.1 The Asian Mobile Market
4.4.2.2 Japan and the 3G Transition
4.4.2.3 3G Auction in Thailand and MNOs Investment Plans
4.4.3 Mobile VoIP Opportunity
4.4.3.1 Potential for Growth in mVoIP
4.4.3.2 WiMAX Implementation in Asia's Mobile VoIP Market
4.4.3.3 Internet Phone use picks up Growth in South Korea
4.4.3.4 China and India drive Telecoms Spending
4.4.3.5 Demography of Indian Telecoms Services
4.4.3.6 Potential for Telecoms Growth in India
4.4.3.7 India's WiMAX Spectrum Auctions
4.4.3.8 3G Deployment to Change India's Telecoms Market Landscape
4.4.4 Asia Pacific VOIP Market Forecasts (2011-2016)
4.4.5 Asia Pacific MVOIP market Forecasts (2011-2016)

5. Conclusions
5.1 mVoIP Strengths and Weaknesses
5.1.1 Business Uncertainty Surrounding the Service
5.1.2 Smartphone Penetration
5.1.3 Pricing Competitiveness
5.1.4 Rise of Social Networks
5.1.5 Collaboration with over-the-top (OTT) players will boost operator growth
5.1.6 Deployment of LTE and WiMAX Networks
5.2 The Future of Mobile VoIP
5.3 Statistical Summaries

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List of Tables, Charts and Figures in this Report

Chart 1.1 Femtocell Market Forecasts 2010 - 2016 (in billions)
Chart 1.2 WiFi enabled handsets shipments 2010 - 2016 (in millions)
Chart 1.3 Global Mobile Data Traffic by Type 2010 - 2016
Chart 2.1 Global VoIP Market Forecast 2010 - 2016 ($ billions)
Chart 2.2 Global Mobile VoIP Market Forecast 2010 - 2016 ($ billions)
Chart 2.3 MVOIP Users Forecasts 2010 - 2016 (in millions)
Chart 2.4 VOIP Users Forecasts 2010 - 2016 (in millions)
Chart 2.5 VOIP users in Q1 2011 by region in millions
Chart 2.6 Monthly Skype-out billings in $ millions
Chart 2.7 Global Telecommunications Spending (in $ billions)
Chart 2.8 Global internet user distribution by region
Chart 2.9 The broadband market share by technology in Q2 2010
Chart 2.10 Mobile handsets and Smartphone shipments by top 3 vendors in Q2 2011 (in millions)
Chart 2.11 Mobile phone shipment volumes by vendor in Q1 2011 (in millions)
Chart 2.12 Mobile phone market share by vendor in Q1 2011 (%)
Chart 2.13 % of UK website traffic originating from mobile phones
Chart 3.1 Average monthly number of voice minutes per customer for Vodafone in selected European countries
Chart 3.2 Voice as a proportion of mobile revenue in selected European countries
Chart 3.3 New mobile termination rates set by UK telecom regulator Ofcom in March 2011
Chart 3.4 Market Share of Wireline Residential IMS subscriber lines in 2010
Chart 4.1 % of people making calls over the internet in Europe
Chart 4.2 Europe mVoIP Market Forecast 2010 - 2016
Chart 4.3 Europe mVoIP Market Forecast 2010 - 2016
Chart 4.4 European mVoIP Market Growth rate Forecast 2010 - 2016
Chart 4.5 US Smartphones market in May- July 2011
Chart 4.6 The US VoIP Market Forecast 2010 - 2016
Chart 4.7 The US mVoIP Market Forecast 2010 - 2016
Chart 4.8 The US mVoIP Market Growth Rate Forecast 2010 - 2016
Chart 4.9 Fixed line revenues in Latin America (in $ billion)
Chart 4.10 Latin America VoIP Market Forecast 2010 - 2016
Chart 4.11 Latin America mVoIP Market Forecast 2010 - 2016
Chart 4.12 Latin America mVoIP Market Growth Rate Forecast 2010 - 2016
Chart 4.13 Asia Pacific VoIP Market Forecast 2010 - 2016
Chart 4.14 Asia Pacific mVoIP Market Forecast 2010 - 2016
Chart 4.15 Asia Pacific Market Growth Rate Forecast 2010 - 2016
Table 1.1 Softswitch VoIP Vendors
Table 1.2 List of VoIP Protocols and Standards
Table 1.3 RIM's MVS features
Table 1.4 GSMA IPI Initiative goals
Table 2.1 Global Smartphones Shipments by Country (%, in millions units)
Table 2.2 Top 5 worldwide Smartphone vendors shipment volumes Q2 2011 (in millions)
Table 2.3 Top 5 mobile phone vendors, shipments and market share in Q2 2011 (units in millions)
Table 2.4 China mobile broadband market key performance indicators
Table 2.5 Cisco key statistics for 2010 and 2011
Table 2.6 Cisco key statistics for 2015
Table 3.1 IMS Vendor Ranking
Table 3.2 IMS Deployments worldwide as of September 2011
Table 3.3 Benefits of IP PBX system
Table 5.1 Mobile VoIP SWOT analysis
Table 5.2 Skype, Google Voice, Jajah, Voxofon international calling applications for various smartphone operating system
Figure 1.1 mVoIP Infrastructure
Figure 1.2 MoIP Application
Figure 1.3 Integration of VoIP into mobile phone through use of softswitch-like gateway
Figure 1.4 UMA Technology
Figure 1.5 The Generic Access Network Model
Figure 1.6 Benefits of Femtocell
Figure 1.7 The SIP architecture
Figure 1.8 The EVDO link for broadband internet access
Figure 1.9 How WiFi Phone work
Figure 1.10 How WiMAX works
Figure 1.11 The TD-CDMA technology
Figure 1.12 Infrastructure of MVS
Figure 1.13 IPX Structure
Figure 1.14 Major Types of Unified Messaging
Figure 2.1 mVoIP technology operator market share by 2013
Figure 2.2 Verizon's private IP Communication System
Figure 2.3 VoIP providers by connectivity type
Figure 3.1 Security, Threats and Vulnerabilities faced by mVoIP 
 
Companies Listed

Advanced Info Service (AIS)
Agito
Alcatel Lucent
Antel
AOL
Apple
ATandT, US
Atheeb
BBC
Brazil Telecom
BSNL
BT
China Mobile 
China Railcom
China Telecom
China Unicom 
Cingular
Cisco
Comcast
Dedicado
Du
Entel
Ericsson
Etisalat 
Facebook
Facetime
Google
Gradwell
HP
HTC
Huawei
iCall
Italtel
Jajah
LG
LG Dacom
MetroPCS
Microsoft
Mino Wireless, US
Mobitel, Sri Lanka
Motorola
Movil
MTN Rwanda
MySpace
Nextel
Nokia Siemens
NTR
NTT DoCoMo, Japan
O2, UK
OfCom, UK
Optimus, Portugal
Orange, Netherlands
Osiptel
Potugal Telecom
Reliance Communications
RIM
Yota, Russia
Samsung
SatCol
Sipgate
Sky
Skype
Softbank Mobile Corporation
Sprint
Taqua
T-com, Hungary
Telecom, Italia
Telefonica, UK
Telekom, Malaysia
Telenet, Belgium
Telia Sonera
Telmex
Thomson
T-Mobile
TOT
Total Access Communication Public Company Limited (DTAC)
Truphone
Verizon, US
Vivox
Vodafone, Czech Republic
Vodafone, UK
Vonage
Vox
Voxofon
Wateen, Pakistan
Yahoo!
YTL Communications, Malaysia
ZTE

Regulatory Bodies, Associations, Forum and Government Agencies Mentioned in This Report:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Canadian Radio and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)
Chinese Ministry of Information Industry (MII)
Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA)
DIGITALEUROPE 
European Competitive Telecommunication Association (ECTA)
European Satellite Operators Association (ESOA)
European Telecommunications Network Operators Association (ETNO)
EuroISPA
GSM Association (GSMA)
Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)
Korea Communications Commission
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC)
Rural Utilities Service (RUS)
Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)
Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) 

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