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BuddeComm Intelligence Report - VoIP and Mobile VoIP Statistics and Insights

BuddeComm Intelligence Report - VoIP and Mobile VoIP Statistics and Insights

VoIP subscriptions worldwide have increased substantially, with further growth predicted in the years to 2020 as more and more residential customers and businesses turn to VoIP to reduce costs.

If we examine the fixed-line PSTN and VoIP subscriber base, we see that the downward trend in PSTN subscriptions is almost completely compensated by the increase in VoIP accounts. This is a good indication that the future of fixed-line telephony lies in building all-IP networks. Though the migration from POTS and PSTN to all-IP technologies will not happen overnight, it is inevitable. Consumers are driving the change by moving away from the traditional copper wire networks, which are therefore becoming more expensive to maintain.

A major difference between fixed-line VoIP and mobile VoIP is that the latter is only really free when connecting to a WiFi network; otherwise, users calling over 3G or 4G networks must pay the standard internet connection rates and data charges. Nevertheless, with the dramatic increase in smartphones globally, mobile VoIP has been skyrocketing, with millions of users around the world subscribing to one or more of the many OTT companies offering mobile VoIP apps and services.

This unique BuddeComm Intelligence report provides key industry information and statistics on the worldwide fixed VoIP market and mobile VoIP market.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Skype, Google, Facebook, Viber, WeChat, Vonage, WhatsApp, Truphone, Nimbuzz, Fring, KakaoTalk, LINE.


1. Synopsis
2. VoIP market summary
3. Mobile VoIP and OTT mobile VoIP market
3.1 VoLTE
4. Fixed VoIP market
4.1 Global VoIP subscribers
4.2 Global VoIP service providers
4.2.1 Skype
4.2.2 Messaging Apps a threat to Skype
5. Other VoIP market insights
5.1 IMS
5.2 HD Voice
5.3 Integration with UC applications
6. Related reports
Table 1 Global - VoIP services market value 2010 - 2017
Table 2 Global PSTN and VoIP subscriber base (actual and projected) 2005 - 2020
Chart 1 Global trend in fixed-line subscriptions: PSTN and VoIP 2005 2020
Exhibit 1 VoIP market selected key developments
Exhibit 2 VoLTE: data first, voice second
Exhibit 3 Examples of large consumer VoIP service providers by region
Exhibit 4 Skype in the classroom
Exhibit 5 IMS description

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