Skip to main content

VoIP Enters Next Phase of Growth

As VoIP is about to shed its early image and kick off a new phase in the market's evolution, IDC forecasts the worldwide VoIP semiconductor market to grow over $2.4 billion in 2009, with a compound annual growth rate of 38.9 percent for 2004-2009. However, both opportunities and threats are emerging for current semiconductors selling into VoIP systems.

"With basic product line ups complete, VoIP equipment vendors must look for opportunities to differentiate their offering and deliver tailored solutions," said Ian Eigenbrod, senior research analyst with IDC's Semiconductor program. "This need is creating new design-in opportunities and is ushering in the next phase of the VoIP semiconductor market evolution and it will be key to establishing market leadership long term."

Key findings of IDC's study:

-The Carrier segment (media gateways and softswitches) and the consumer segment (broadband gateways) will account for the bulk of the dollar shipments in 2009.
-An emerging battle over the optimal architecture at the component level threatens to disrupt the dominance of DSPs in the voice signal path.
-VoIP functionality will be embedded in communication systems, as voice becomes another application in the network.

Popular posts from this blog

The Cloud Imperative for Telecom Operators

The telecom sector is undertaking an update of its IT infrastructure. As demand for data continues to soar with the proliferation of 5G and new apps, network operators can't rely on their legacy hardware and network architectures. The process of "Cloudification" offers a path to reduce costs, improve efficiency and scalability, plus meet increasingly ambitious infrastructure sustainability goals. According to the latest market study by Juniper Research, cloudification spending by telecom operators will see tremendous growth in the coming years, rising from $26.6 billion in 2024 to $64.9 billion by 2028 -- that's a 144 percent increase in just four years. Telecom Cloud Apps Market Development "Telecom networks are becoming more complex; requiring increasingly automated network management systems. However, operators must insulate mission-critical traffic when reducing power, to guarantee quality of service for enterprises," said Alex Webb, research analyst at