IP Telephony News Wrap-up for Nov, 19 2005

1. In-Stat Releases Study on VoIP Market in the U.S.
In-Stat has released Getting Louder: Broadband IP
Telephony, a report that tracks the VoIP market in
the U.S. including five-year forecasts for service
subs, service revenues, subscribers by provider
type and access technology, and market share. The
publication includes profiles of select market
players and their strategies.

The firm finds that VoIP lines will grow from 1.3
million at the end of 2004 to 3.9 million (among
3.2 million subscribers) by the end of this year.

In-Stat reports that the greatest barriers to VoIP
adoption include service quality concerns, loss of
connectivity due to power outages, and e911

The study is available for $3,495.


3. FCC Goes Soft on e911, but Court Insists on Nov 28 Deadline
The FCC announced on November 7 that VoIP service providers
operating in the U.S. would not have to discontinue voice
services to existing customers in areas where the provider is
not offering e911 as defined by the governing body. Further,
the new position included a weak statement that it expects
that providers will discontinue marketing VoIP service and
accepting new customers until e911 provisions are fully
implemented. However, a federal appeals court has refused
the FCC’s delay and has insisted that existing customers in
areas with inadequate e911 will be cut off before the end
of this month.

The FCC has established a new web site on e911 services for
VoIP providers at http://voip911.gov


5. Radcom Adds Online Signaling & Call Correlation to Mgmt
Radcom has added online circuit and packet SS& signaling
and call correlation technology to its Omni Q voIP service
quality management system. Within minutes of a session’s
close, service providers can now correlate calls between
SS7 and IP network segments, whether they employ SIP,
H.323, H.248, MGCP and any combination of those protocols.
With this technology, the details of a call setup and the
interworking between SS7 and IP networks can be viewed.

The components of Radcom’s Omni Q Management Suite
include a centralized voice management server, a remote
admin GUI, and a web-based analysis and reporting module.


7. Infonetics Releases Study of VoIP Market in North America
Infonetics has released Voice over IP Services, a study of
the VoIP market in North America. The publication provides
market size and forecasts for hosted VoIP and managed IP PBX
services including a hosted VoIP split for residential/SOHO,
and wholesale in North America. The report also includes a
residential/SOHO VoIP subscriber forecast.

The firm projects VoIP service revenue to grow from $1.24
billion in 2004 to $23.4 billion in 2009, which equates to
18-fold growth.

The firm also projects:

  • more than $62 billion will be spent on VoIP services over
    the next 5 years

  • from 2006 to 2008, 6 million new subs will be added each
    year bringing the total to 24 million

  • Vonage leads the provider market with a 32% share, but its
    share has been diminishing over the last 9 months (down
    from 36% in Q1)

  • Time Warner and Cablevision are the next leading providers
    with a 25% and 19% share, respectively.

  • MSOs will achieve their highest market share at 55% in 2005
  • In 2004, Canada represented only 7% of North American


    9. Tasman Introduces High Performance Router with QoS Support
    Tasman has introduced 3120, a router designed for backhaul
    and T1/E1 aggregation and applications that require QoS
    support such as VoIP, FoIP, and video in Layer 2 or 3
    configurations. Modules available for the router include
    a 4 port or 8 port T1/E1 medium module, a 2 or 4 port
    Universal Serial Interface medium module, and a 1 port DS3
    Clear Channel T3 medium module.

    In a Tolly Group test, Tasman’s new 3120 outperformed
    routers from both Cisco and Adtran.

    Tasman Networks

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