Recent research by Juniper Research suggests resellers could do well selling VoIP hardware in the short-term, but by the end of the decade, the ITSP business is going to be much larger.
Internet Telephony Service Providers keep popping up all over the place offering dedicated networks or reselling wholesale offerings. Its no wonder, while Juniper research numbers indicate the market for VoIP hardware could reach US$5.5 billion by next year, the hardware business is expected to decline after the initial migration from circuit switched telephony.
As that happens, the hardware business could actually decline to US$3 billion world wide by the end of the decade.
Carriage services however are a different story. Although it’s a tough business to be in, Juniper predicts revenues could reach as high as US$18 billion by the end of the decade as incumbent telcos suffer at the hands of the ITSPs.
Juniper says the US$5.5 billion bonanza will be “driven by rapid new business growth in
Finally, Juniper says that the VoIP applications market will kick in and reach US$500 million and beyond by 2010.