Overview

Raised voice: The expansion of 4G data networks will propel subscription growth

IBISWorld’s industry research report on VoIP provides up-to-date sales and market data, allowing you to identify the product and customer segments driving revenue growth. The report identifies the leading companies in the industry, and offers strategic analysis of the key factors influencing the market. Our data forecasts are accompanied by full analysis to illustrate how the market is responding to dominant and emerging trends.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Lower implementation costs could lure businesses toward VoIP adoption
  • With saturation looming, the industry quickly shifted its strategy and entered the mobile market
  • The expansion of the 4G mobile data network will make VoIP available to more consumers
  • Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology converts voice communications into digital data packets transmitted using a high-speed (broadband) connection. Explosive growth since its commercial introduction in the late 1990s began to stabilize in 2011 as residential customers cut home phone services, shifting instead to wireless devices. The rapid adoption of broadband internet strongly drove revenue growth in the past five years. Meanwhile, the number of mobile internet connections rose at an even faster rate during the same period, as consumers continued to substitute wired phones with mobile devices. VoIP providers quickly adjusted by offering services for the mobile market.

    Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Barriers to entry in the VoIP industry are currently medium and rising as VoIP services enjoy greater prominence and reliability. As VoIP continues to become more competitive in comparison to traditional phone services, larger companies are acquiring or integrating these services into their portfolio (e.g., Microsoft's $8.5 billion Skype purchase). Opportunities still exist for new entrants, but they are disappearing quickly.

    VoIP providers are classified as information service providers, meaning they fall outside the Telecommunications Act of 1996, which heavily regulates telecommunications carriers. The lack of regulation compared with telecommunications providers enables new entrants to compete more easily. How

    Additional Insights for the VoIP Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the VoIP Industry are

  • Ability to negotiate successfully with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
  • Effective product promotion
  • Ensuring pricing policy is appropriate
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of broadband connections and Number of mobile internet connections in the VoIP industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the VoIP Industry?

    Industry participants provide Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services to consumers, businesses and government organizations. VoIP technology converts voice signals into digital data that is transmitted using the internet. This industry also includes VoIP providers that bundle their services with internet, cable-operated VoIP, and operators that resell VoIP services.

    Industry Products
    Business over fixed connection
    Residential over fixed connection
    VoIP via other infrastructure
    Industry Activities
    VoIP over the PSTN

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of broadband connections
  • Number of mobile internet connections
  • External competition for the VoIP industry
  • Number of cable TV subscriptions
  • Regulation for the VoIP industry

  • Current Performance
  • Slowing residential growth
  • Shift toward the mobile market
  • Opportunities and profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • VoIP and 4G LTE
  • Potential challenges
  • Table: VoIP Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - VoIP Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Internet Service Providers
  • Software Publishing
  • Telecommunication Networking Equipment Manufacturing
  • Wired Telecommunications Carriers

  • Products & Services
  • Business over fixed connection
  • Residential over fixed connection
  • VoIP via other infrastructure
  • Chart: VoIP Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Residential internet telephony
  • Business internet telephony
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the VoIP Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesDepreciation and MarketingWagesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs VoIP

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the VoIP Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Microsoft CorporationVonage Holdings Corporation
  • Table: Microsoft Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Vonage Holdings Corporation - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the VoIP Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the VoIP Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Number of broadband connections (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    Access Charges
  • Access fees paid by VoIP providers to PSTN owners and ISPs to connect VoIP calls to traditional phone numbers.
  • Internet Protocol
  • A communications protocol that enables data to be transmitted across network boundaries.
  • Mobile Voip
  • VoIP service delivered wirelessly, either through a wireless internet connection (Wi-Fi) or a cell phone network.
  • Public Switched Telephone Network (Pstn)
  • The legacy circuit-switched telephone network. PSTN operators are traditional phone service providers.
  • Session Initiation Protocol
  • A signaling protocol designed for controlling voice and video communications over internet protocol.
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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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