Wireless VoIP on the map

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Wireless VoIP will land itself on the communications map this year, according to IDC.

Wireless VoIP will land itself on the communications map this year, according to IDC.

In a recent report the research company found that trials and proof-of-concepts wireless VoIP deployments would be a major feature of the market in the year ahead.

This conclusion was based on the mass market availability of dual-mode (wi-fi/GSM) handsets as well as IP telephony vendors' integration of fixed mobile convergence features into their IP PBXs.

Wireless VoIP installations would also continue to involve the coexistence of wi-fi handsets and thick access points independently, or thin access points with their corresponding wireless switch.

IDC's senior analyst, telecommunications, Susana Vidal, said enterprises were moving beyond cost saving to focusing on applications available through VoIP systems as their key reasons for deployment.

"This implies that there will be increased interest in ensuring that their WLAN and VoIP systems are ready for future wireless VoIP deployments," she said.
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