VoIP's Triple-Digit Growth

BusinessWeek Online, 19 April 2006

Internet-based calling is set to soar in 2006. As carriers aim to reduce the cost of sending phone calls and subscribers aim for lower phone bills, the number of people subscribing to Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP, services will almost double this year, to 47.3 million, according to consultancy Infonetics.

The number of residential and small business users in North America is expected to surge ninefold to 39 million by 2009. Europe's total will jump almost eightfold to 42.5 million, while the tally in Asia will leap to 49.9 million.

 

 

GLOBAL VoIP GROWTH

 
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Total Subscribers      
24,043,303      
47,346,874      
81,618,331      
111,209,271      
133,633,938
Growth %
67
97
72
36
20
Net New Subscribers
9,682,349
23,303,571
34,271,457
29,590,940
22,424,668

 

 

Source: Infonetics Research, February 2006

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