Business Mobile VoIP Use to Soar Over Next Five Years

The use of mobile VoIP in the business world will soar to about 83 million lines in 2015, according to new research from In-Stat.

There are several reasons that adoption of mobile VoIP makes sense,” said Amy Cravens, a senior analyst for In-Stat. Some of these include the ability to take the desktop phone experience with you, the ability to utilize the benefits of IP-based communication features, a cheaper international long-distance cost, an easy implementation path, and better indoor coverage where cell phone reception has historically been poor.”

Those advantages will increase mobile VoIP adoption by tenfold over the next five years, In-Stat found. IP PBX users will account for most of that use.

Mobile VoIP is an extension of VoIP that allows IP-based calls to be made from a mobile handset. Voice traffic travels over the available broadband connection, whether that connection is 3G, EDGE, Wi-Fi or GPRS.

For channel partners, the forecast for business mobile VoIP consumption means, of course, more sales opportunities. Some of the channel-friendly companies In-Stat expects to be part of the activity include CounterPath, RingCentral and ShoreTel.

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