Top Stories of the Week – October 8, 2011

Study predicts US$76 billion growth for VoIP services in 2015

The combined business and residential/Soho VoIP services market will grow to some US$76.1 billion in 2015, according to a study by Infonetics Research. Revenue from SIP trunking services to businesses will increase at a phenomenal 52 percent from 2011 to 2015.

The number of seats for hosted business VoIP and unified communications services is also predicted to double between this year and 2015. Due to continued demand for cloud-based services, IP Centrex and hosted unified communication service revenue increased 22 percent and seats grew 25 percent in the first half of 2011 compared to the second half of 2010.

AudioCodes releases profit warning

VoIP solutions developer AudioCodes Ltd cut its full-year revenue guidance to US$155-162 million based on a preliminary estimate of third quarter revenue of US$36-37 million. The company has issued a revenue and profit warning for 2011. In a press statement it said, "Preliminary estimates for the year 2011 revenue and net income per share would be below previous guidance."

On the basis of a preliminary estimate of third quarter revenue of US$36-37 million, AudioCodes cut its full-year revenue guidance to US$155-162 million from US$167-174 million. The third quarter guidance is below the analysts' consensus of US$43.6 million revenue.

FCC says GPS will not be required in all mobile phones by 2018

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently shed light on a recent order regarding enhanced 911 (E911) that they will not require all mobile phones to have GPS by 2018.

Currently, when you dial 911 on a landline phone, the operator can easily track your location, however providing the same service for wireless devices is still under development. On September 28, the FCC issued an update to its E911 requirements, which was interpreted by some readers to mean that handset makers would have to make all their devices GPS-ready by 2018.

Vidyo releases HD Multipoint Video Conferencing App for iPad2, iPhone

Vidyo, Inc today launched VidyoMobile for iOS 4.x on iPads, iPhones and the iPod Touch on the Apple App Store. The VidyoMobile application enables Vidyo’s enterprise customers to seamlessly allow mobile workers the ability to join in company video conferences from their iOS or Android mobile devices, expanding access to conferences that already connect laptops, desktops, telepresence and HD room systems – these include interoperability with Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg and other H.323 and SIP endpoints.

Voip-Pal.Com Inc. offers free trial on its PointsPhone.Com website

Voip-Pal said that it will continue free trial services on its retail website pointsphone.com as the company continues to redesign and incorporate the website on its new North American cloud server and pending integration of the new PointsPhone Mobile Apps for smartphones such iPhone and Android.

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