|[November 29, 2004]
Research And Markets: Will The Future Of The Voice Market Mean That 3G And VoIP Services Will Take Their Toll On Fixed-Voice Revenues
DUBLIN, Ireland --(Business Wire)-- Nov. 29, 2004 -- This Business Case for Carrier Migration to Voip Complements Report Addresses the Issues Involved in Launching Voip Services Such as Voice over Broadband. It Focuses on the Network and Technology Issues for Large Carriers and Incumbent Operators as They Respond to the Challenges of Maintaining Profitability in a Declining Voice Market. This Report Also Looks at the Potential for Cost Savings in Replacing a Time-Division Multiplexing (TDM) Network with One Based on Voip Both in the Core, as Undertaken by Telecom Italia and Deutsche Telekom among Others, and in the Access, Planned by Bt as Part of Its Twenty-First-Century Network (21CN) deployment and by US incumbents Verizon Communications Inc. and SBC Communications Inc.
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c10171) has announced the addition of The Business Case for Carrier Migration to VoIP to their offering.
This report paints a picture of the future of the voice market as 3G and VoIP services take their toll on fixed-voice revenues. She looks at the potential for cost savings from migration to VoIP in the core and access networks and calculates the business cases for these compared with maintaining a TDM network. It also examines the ways in which the benefits of such migration might be eroded by requirements to provide competitors with regulated access, or by a new outbreak of price war in the voice market. The report assesses the new possibilities for enhanced voice services that network migration can bring and calculates the potential benefits of these. The strategic consequences of network migration are analysed from the points of view of the incumbent operators, competing operators and mobile operators.
The report includes forecasts of the overall market sizes for both fixed and mobile voice and compares the business case for maintaining a traditional voice network with those for:
-- Migrating a core Class 4 voice network to VoIP and IP multi-protocol label switching (MPLS)
-- Migrating a full incumbent network, including Class 5 exchanges and line cards, to VoIP
-- Using new enhanced services to slow the decline in fixed voice
The Business Case for Carrier Migration to VoIP answers your key questions:
-- How fast is the voice market declining?
-- Is there a cost saving to be made by migrating to a VoIP network?
-- What will be the effect on voice prices of VoIP and 3G voice?
-- How will regulators react to the introduction of VoIP technology?
-- When will migration make sense for a particular operator?
-- Will there be any additional benefits from enhanced voice services?
-- What impact will this have on the overall voice market?
Who should read this report?
-- Incumbent telecoms operators: who are examining the issues and timing for migrating their networks to VoIP
-- Mobile operators: who need to understand how the overall voice market is evolving
-- Other licensed operators: who need to understand the impact of incumbents' VoIP networks on their voice business
-- Telecom equipment vendors: who want to encourage the replacement of voice networks with new technology
-- Investors and analysts: who need to understand the implications of new technology and a declining market for big fixed telecom operators.
-- Regulators: who need to understand the impact of VoIP on regulated voice services
The contents of this report are as follows:
1 The voice market is changing
2 Cost savings from VoIP are much hyped but not yet proven
3 Operators may not get all the benefits
4 VoIP networks bring a number of strategic benefits
5 Optimum migration speed varies between operators
For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c10171
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