VoIP's gonna be huge
And don’t telcos know it
VoIP is going to be massive. The effects of internet telephony are touching technology, business, culture, geographic penetration and consumer expectations in a way that is certain to turn the telecoms industry on its head.
So says Benny Last, MD of telco IDT Europe. Earlier this week he spoke about the impact of VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) on the global telecoms industry.
He told delegates at the Carriers Conference in London that traditional voice providers “will need to make additions to their service offerings beyond voice” if they want to continue to compete in this new telco world order.
“Enhanced offerings will include Internet broadband access, media, IPTV [TV over the internet], online gaming, messaging…as well as ‘next gen’ services. They must enhance their service offerings because that is precisely what VoIP makes possible,” he said.
Full article: The Register