‘The mobile VoIP (Voice over IP) Market Will Grow at CAGR of 17.6% Over the Next Five Years to Reach $36 Billion in Revenues by 2016,’ Says Latest Visiongain Report

By Visiongain Ltd, PRNE
Tuesday, September 13, 2011

LONDON, September 14, 2011 -


Visiongain’s latest management report “Mobile VoIP: Opportunities and Challenges Report 2011″ offers in-depth analysis of all the latest developments in the nascent VOIP market.  This brand new report provides forecasts of growth, market sizing and analysis for the key regional markets from 2011-2016. The report gives an insight into the strategies of various players that are shaping up the mobile VoIP ecosystem. Visiongain believes that understanding the competitive landscape and identifying voids is important for any player who wants to maximise their gains in the emerging mobile VoIP market.

Visiongain research has shown that by the end of 2011, there will be around 70 million mobile VoIP users.  As increasing number of customers gain access to mobile VoIP services, the market will grow further. This report provides industry viewpoints, case studies and diverse scenario analysis for anyone interested in gaining an in-depth view of the market.

Increasing numbers of mobile operators are collaborating with VoIP service providers to offer mobile VoIP service to their customers. In February 2011, AT&T partnered with Skype to offer mobile VoIP services over its 3G network. Following the acquisition of Skype by Microsoft and entry of Google into the mobile VoIP arena, the market has witnessed major breakthroughs in terms of market consolidation and technology development.

The mobile VoIP market has witnessed growing consumer demand for low cost communication services and a shift in consumer spending from fixed to wireless services. By analysing the latest developments, we provide operators insights into the key mobile VoIP business models, revenue channels and strategies to monetise.

Mobile VoIP market is set to grow and which players will benefit from it will depend on how proactive they are in formulating emergent strategies to seize the mobile VoIP opportunities.  

Table of Contents
E. Executive Summary
E1. Essential Partnerships for the Success of Mobile VoIP
E2. VoIP Enabling Technologies
E3. Driving Factors in Adoption of Mobile VoIP
E4. Future of Mobile VoIP
E5. Key Points of the Report

1. Mobile VoIP (mVoIP): An Introduction
1.1 What is mVoIP: How does it Work?
1.1.1 mVoIP versus VoIP
1.2 Mobile Communications over Internet Protocol (MoIP)
1.2.1 What is MoIP?
1.2.2 Voice over Instant Messenger
1.2.3 How does MoIP work?
1.2.4 Is MoIP different from mVoIP?
1.3 mVoIP Implementation
1.3.1 Using a Mobile Phone as a Standard SIP Client
1.3.2 Use of Softswitch Gateways
1.4 mVoIP Technologies and Standards
1.4.1 UMA How does Generic Access Network (GAN) work? Femtocells
1.4.2 SIP
1.5 Wireless Technologies
1.5.1 EDVO Rev A
1.5.2 HSDPA and HSUPA (3G)
1.5.3 Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Standards Birth of Voice over Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Enabled Mobile Phones Global Shipment of Wi-Fi Mobile Handsets
1.5.4. WiMAX
1.5.5 Mobile-Fi
1.5.6 LTE and the 4G future Voice over LTE 3G Americas recommends IPv6 transition for LTE
1.6 mVoIP and Mobile Network Technologies
1.6.1 W-CDMA
1.6.2 TD-CDMA
1.7 mVoIP Implementation: Proprietary Protocols
1.8 RIM’s New Mobile Voice System
1.8.1 Is MVS another type of Wi-Fi based mVoIP?
1.8.2 How does Mobile Voice System (MVS) work?
1.8.3 RIM’s new MVS - a Challenge to IP Telephony?
1.9 Accessibility to VoIP on Mobile Phones: Applications and Platforms
1.9.1 Skype Mobile
1.9.2 iSkoot
1.9.3 Truphone
1.9.4 Fring
1.9.5 Talkonaut
1.9.6 Nimbuzz
1.9.7 Jajah
1.9.8 Vopium
1.10 mVoIP Interoperability
1.10.1 Supporting Technologies
1.10.2 IP Interworking IP Interworking and FMC solutions GSMA IPI initiative IPI initiative: GSMA’s IPX proposal IPI initiative goals IPX Commercial Launch
1.11 mVoIP User-End Applications - The Second-Stage in Convergence
1.11.1 Unified Messaging
1.11.2 Instant Messaging
1.11.3 Presence Services
1.11.4 Voice Recognition
1.11.5 Personal Virtual Assistant
1.11.6 Persistence
1.11.7 Online Conferencing
1.11.8 File Transfer
1.11.9 Online Gaming
1.12 Aim of the Report
1.12.1Structure of the Report
1.13 Target Audience
1.14 Methodology

2. mVoIP Market Opportunity
2.1 mVoIP Grows in Importance
2.2 The mVoIP Market
2.2.1 mVoIP Market by Users
2.3 mVoIP Market Opportunity
2.3.1 Global ICT Marketplace
2.3.2 IP-based Communication Services Internet User-Base Broadband Market Wireless Broadband Market
2.3.3 Market for Personal IP-based Communication Services
2.3.4 IP Telephony IP Telephony: Skype takes the Lead
2.3.5 Online Conferencing Market
2.3.6 Mobile Phone Services Market Mobile Phone Shipments Smartphones Market Share Worldwide Mobile Phone Connections Mobile only Voice Users
2.3.7 Mobile Broadband 3G Uptake Proportion of Mobile Broadband to National GDP of China and India Mobile Broadband Development GSMA’s Mobile Broadband Initiative Mobile Data drives Investment in Mobile Broadband Mobile Data Traffic: Cisco Forecast Index 2009-2014 Mobile Broadband CapEx to Rise in EU
2.3.8 Mobile Internet Services Market mVoIP to lead Mobile Internet Consumption Arrival of 4G to boost all-IP Mobile Data Solutions 4G handsets boost for mVoIP

3. mVoIP Market Driving Factors and Restraints
3.1 Demand to lead mVoIP Growth
3.2 Market Trends
3.2.1 Mobile Smartphone Market to Sustain Growth
3.2.2 Falling Voice Revenues
3.2.3 IMS - An Emerging Marketplace IMS Vendor ranking US Players Moving to IMS to Leverage ‘U-verse’ IMS Deployments around the World as of September 2011
3.3 Future of SIP and IP PBX
3.3.1 The Future of Hosted IP Telephony
3.3.2 Microsoft-Vodafone hosted IP services in Europe
3.4 IP Convergence / Substitution Market
3.4.1 Change in Business Models
3.4.2 Mobilising Enterprise
3.4.3 Routing Calls on Data Networks Advantage of Handover between VoWLAN and Mobile Network
3.4.4 Nokia driving Converged Voice Services
3.4.5 Three-Screen concept Is ‘three-screen’ concept a new marketplace?
3.5 Value Addition
3.5.1 Value Addition through Blended Services
3.5.2 Benefit of Presence Services
3.5.3 Driving Consumer Value through mVoIP Saving on Call-Costs Enhanced Indoor Coverage Unified Access to Multiple Services Combined Service-Offering through Single Subscription
3.6 mVoIP Benefits to Operators
3.6.1 mVoIP to Lead the Way for Operator to IP Convergence
3.6.2 Penetration into the Enterprise
3.6.3 Benefit of Single-Device Subscription Offering
3.6.4 Potential to Harness mVoIP through MVNOs
3.6.5 Opportunity to enable Differentiated Services
3.6.6 Lower Infrastructure Development Cost
3.6.7 Lower Operational and Maintenance Costs
3.6.8 Applications Development
3.6.9 Potential to Increase Customer Uptake
3.7 Trends in Telecoms Deregulation
3.7.1 Opening up of Telecoms Market: Reforms
3.7.2 Callers wait for Benefits of Telecoms Deregulation
3.7.3 Liberalisation of International Gateways
3.7.4 The Digital Economy Bill 2010
3.8 Shift in Consumer Behaviour
3.8.1 Spending Flow: from Wireline to Wireless
3.8.2 Consumer Demand for Cheaper Services to Drive mVoIP
3.8.3 International Calling and Migrant Communities’ Market Segmentation International mVoIP Calling and the MVNOs EU forces Cap on Data Roaming Charges Cross-border Data Tariffs - A Battle Point between EU Regulators and Operators
3.9 Trends in Liberalisation
3.9.1 Open Networks: xMax xG Technology Plans to Widen xMAX Cognitive Cellular Network in Arkansas, US
3.9.2 White Space and ‘mesh’ Networks: a Boost for Wi-Fi? ‘Super WiFi’ white space trials begin in Cambridge
3.10 Restraints: Security and Regulations
3.10.1 Security Mechanism for IP Telephony Security Concerns and Network Gateways Security Vital for VoIP Services to win Customers over Traditional Networks
3.11 Types of Security Threats and Vulnerabilities
3.11.1 Denial of Service
3.11.2 Spam over Internet Telephony
3.11.3 Fraud
3.11.4 Tapping / Intruding
3.11.5 Official tapping
3.11.6 Confidentiality
3.12 Quality of Services and Security Concerns
3.12.1 Speed and Quality
3.12.2 Quality of Service and Latency
3.12.3 Jitters can be Detrimental to QoS
3.12.4 Packet Loss
3.12.5 Quality of Service Implications for Security
3.12.6 Encryption and QoS issues
3.12.7 Authentication and Integrity
3.12.8 Simplified Call Enabling Procedures
3.13 Regulations
3.13.1 Regulating IP-based Telephony Segment
3.13.2 Attitudes in Emerging Countries to Restrict VoIP
3.13.3 US FCC Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act E-911
3.13.4 Canada
3.13.5 Latin America
3.13.6 EU
3.13.7 Asia India UAE Korea Japan China

4. Potential for mVoIP in Europe, US, Latin America, Canada and Asia - An Overview and Forecasts
4.1 The European mVoIP Market ICT Revolution Driving the mVoIP Market Mobile Data Market VoIP Growing in Demand in Europe Corporate mVoIP gains Users in UK
4.1.2 mVoIP Adoption 3G boosts Potential for mVoIP Operator’s Adoption Skype into Nokia Handsets Europe VoIP Forecasts (2011- 2016) Europe mVoIP Forecasts (2011- 2016)
4.2 North American mVoIP Market Competitive Landscape of the US Communication Services Market: Innovation drives Demand US Telecoms Services Demography of the US VoIP Market Cable Operators dominate VoIP Landscape
4.2.2 Market Trends The Mobile Phone Market The US Smartphone Market The US Mobile Broadband Market
4.2.3 Key mVoIP Service Providers in the US Market Skype Google Talk and Google Voice Jajah Jajah’s ‘white-label’ Solution for mVoIP Partners iChat ooVoo SightSpeed Vbuzzer
4.2.4 US VoIP Market Forecasts (2011-2016)
4.2.5 US mVoIP Market Forecasts (2011- 2016)
4.3 Latin American mVoIP Market Latin American Market Opportunity Brazil Market Opportunity Colombia Market Opportunity Peru Market Opportunity Chile Market Opportunity Uruguay Market Opportunity
4.3.2 Market Potential of VoIP and mVoIP in Latin America Fixed-line Density Increasing to Promote VoIP Increasing Mobile Broadband Services driving Market Growth Mobile Phone Penetration 3G Deployment in the Region Continuing WiMAX Usage Market for IP-based Voice Services Latin American VoIP Market Forecasts (2011- 2016) Latin American mVoIP market forecasts (2011- 2016)
4.4 Asia Pacific mVoIP Market ICT Market Opportunity Internet Penetration Rate Telecoms Services Market Chinese Markets Growing China Telecom aims for 1 million WiFi Spots by 2012 Mobile Broadband to Surpass Fixed Line The Asian Mobile Market Japan and the 3G Transition 3G Auction in Thailand and MNOs Investment Plans
4.4.3 Mobile VoIP Opportunity Potential for Growth in mVoIP WiMAX Implementation in Asia’s Mobile VoIP Market Internet Phone use picks up Growth in South Korea China and India drive Telecoms Spending Demography of Indian Telecoms Services Potential for Telecoms Growth in India India’s WiMAX Spectrum Auctions 3G Deployment to Change India’s Telecoms Market Landscape
4.4.4 Asia Pacific VOIP Market Forecasts (2011-2016)
4.4.5 Asia Pacific MVOIP market Forecasts (2011-2016)

5. Conclusions
5.1 mVoIP Strengths and Weaknesses
5.1.1 Business Uncertainty Surrounding the Service
5.1.2 Smartphone Penetration
5.1.3 Pricing Competitiveness
5.1.4 Rise of Social Networks
5.1.5 Collaboration with over-the-top (OTT) players will boost operator growth
5.1.6 Deployment of LTE & WiMAX Networks
5.2 The Future of Mobile VoIP
5.3 Statistical Summaries

Notes for Editors

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