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Hosted VoIP market reach 747,000 users October 24, 2011

Posted by Matthew Townend in Uncategorized.
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Today illume announces the launch of its Hosted VoIP forecast & report 2011-2015. In the report we comment on the current state of the market that reached 747,000 users at end of June this year and reflect on the growth we are likely to see in the coming years and the drivers for that growth.

We also comment on how the service provider and supplier market is changing with  the emergence of an integration and managed service player who are helping new market entrants short cut the time to market, with companies such as Hipcom, The Voice Factory, Siphon Networks all  firmly positioning themselves in that market position, an example of this being The Voice Factory’s deal with Griffin announced last week.

The report can be purchased from http://www.illumeconsulting.co.uk or for details drop an email to info@illumeconsulting.co.uk

Griffin enters VoIP market with “The Voice Factory” October 19, 2011

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Yesterday Griffin announced that it was entering the VoIP market in 2012 with a series of hosted and trunking services. I guess there was two particularly interesting elements to this announcement were; firstly they like many recent entrants have chosen to work with a third party to get to the market quickly, in this case “The Voice Factory” & secondly why they said they were entering the market. What particularly stuck out to me was when Andrew Dickinson Griffin MD said :

“Most importantly, in one of the fastest growing areas of the market – MPLS, many of the tenders we see ask about the availability of cloud services.”

I guess some people may say Griffin were pretty late to the party with most of their competitors offering service, or others could say just in time as the market is taking off! I guess only time will tell.

It will be interesting to see whatwill happen with all the whitelabel providers popping up in the market, with Hipcom, Siphon, Sipcom & now “The Voice factory” amongst others its getting pretty crowded!

Ofcom Comms report soundbites and Surprises October 1, 2011

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As usual I have been reading the Ofcom communications report which was published in August. This is a great source of data, two points particularly stood out:

– Decline in Fixed Business Voice revenues slowed
– ISDN 30 channels continued to decline strongly

Ourselves like many analysts have predicted strong decline in fixed voice revenues, as they are substituted by mobile and cheaper services like Skype. However in 2010 the decline slowed to only 2% year on year from previous years of 5% & higher.

ISDN 30 channels dropped by 300,000 to 2.7m reflecting the significant impact SIP trunking is having on the traditional ISDN market. This decline is reflected in the SIP trunking market report we recentally published. at http://www.illumeconsulting.co.uk