Mobile VoIP Users Will Reach 1 Billion by 2017?!

Posted by Tristan Barnum on Mar 21, 2013

Can you imagine life without instant communications or the ability to call your friends and family whenever you want? As a VoIP provider (VoIP being the secret sauce behind Voxox), neither can we... but those days once existed -- along with carrier pigeons and curly-corded landline phones! Lucky for us, technology and communications services are developing faster than ever, allowing people all around the world to stay connected in ways never before possible.

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Take a look at the stats below to learn just how big of an industry VoIP communications has become and how innovation has made cheaper, faster and more-reliable VoIP service available to people all around the world. You'll be left wondering how you managed your communications before Voxox!

  • A recent report from market research firm In-Stat estimates the total number of mobile VoIP users will reach 288 million by the end of 2013. Juniper Research has gone further, suggesting that Mobile VoIP users will reach 1 billion by 2017.
  • The United States, Japan, France, South Korea, Germany and China have nearly 80% of the reported global VoIP market share. (Source: Point Topic)
  • The number of seats for hosted business VoIP and unified communications services is on track to more than double between 2012 and 2016. (Source: infonetics.com)
  • As of June 2012, there were 143.2 million VoIP subscribers globally. (Source: Point Topic)
  • VoIP industry value added (the industry’s contribution to the economy) is expected to increase at an annualized rate of 15.3% until 2017. (Source: IBISWorld)
  • Infonetics forecasts the combined business and residential and SOHO (small office/home office) VoIP services market to grow to $74.5 billion in 2015.
  • As more households opt for no fixed-line voice connection, the number of residential and SOHO VoIP subscribers grew 14% in 2011, to over 178 million worldwide. (Source: infonetics.com)

Are you surprised by any of these numbers or do you have your own predictions for the future of VoIP? Share your thoughts with us on the Voxox Facebook page or get in touch Twitter!

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