The launch of VoIP isn’t just about the introduction of a new communication system. It practically changes the way people do business and live their lives. Today they can enjoy very cheap calls even overseas as well as see a huge increase in productivity as VoIP is easy to implement and learn.
VoIP also has a huge impact when you speak about technology and the way mobile phone carriers perform in the market.
A long time ago, VoIP was a huge threat to traditional telephone companies until they have learned to adopt and offer cellular and Internet products and services to their subscribers. It’s a huge advantage for them as their profits grew.
But this isn’t really the case with mobile phone companies and carriers whose traditional mobile plans are threatened by the affordability and convenience of VoIP. Based on the initial reports of In-Stat, by 2013, VoIP applications for mobile devices will generate revenue of no less than $30 billion, and platforms such as Skype will continue to grow and expand not just their profits but also their subscriber base.
These mobile companies definitely understand they couldn’t shut mobile VoIP out of the way forever, so a number of them are already buying out providers. This way, they can reduce competition and take more control over how VoIP plans work.
Mobile firms, however, need to be more prepared before they can fully offer VoIP. For one, they need to have enough capacity to offer VoIP via WIFI since it’s a lot cheaper than 3G. They also have to develop technologies and processes that can sustain the massive use of bandwidth.