In recent years, many small businesses have looked to VoIP business phones to provide cloud computing solutions, increased data mobility and a host of other functions to their employees. However, on Wednesday November 16, Infonetics Research unveiled preliminary data from its quarterly Service Provider VoIP Equipment and Subscribers report, the results of which showed less than encouraging statistics.
Overall, the VoIP market shrunk by 12 percent in the third quarter. But, despite this quarterly drop, industry experts suggest the recent numbers have less to due with the service itself than predictable annual business buying trends.
“Seasonally the third quarter tends to be a weak one for the overall carrier VoIP equipment market, and the third quarter of 2011 was no exception,” Diane Myers, directing analyst for VoIP at Infonetics Research, said in a press release. “No vendor is immune to the challenges of delayed orders and shifts in technology choices, although there were some standout performances by vendors.”
For instance, businesses spent more than $441 million on VoIP equipment, which was then implemented in New York and Chicago phone systems. In addition, certain sections of the market showed big growth as business turned to these added VoIP features. Growth portions of the market included both SIP trunking and IP interconnectivity VoIP equipment.
Companies that are interested in experiencing the benefits of SIP trunking – which allows businesses to partition their VoIP networks into private and public domains – may want to speak with a dedicated reseller of this type of software and equipment. By buying from a company that also provides consultation, business owners can allow their tech departments to streamline their communications systems with the help of seasoned experts.
In recent years, many small businesses have looked to VoIP business phones to provide cloud computing solutions, increased data mobility and a host of other functions to their employees.