Ever since VoIP technology was launched some 20 years ago, there has been a significant change in the way we connect to each other across the world. In the recent past, VoIP has almost become inevitable to businesses and individual users for making long distance and international calls at low rates. With dependency on VoIP reaching new heights, mobile VoIP has come to the forefront of communications field driving more and more users to adopt VoIP for mobile communications.
According to Juniper Research, there will be 1 billion mobile VoIP users by 2017. With smartphone technology continuing to rise rapidly, mobile VoIP is going to emerge as an inevitable option for corporate consumers and individual consumers. The growth of mobile VoIP is primarily boosted with the development of mobile VoIP apps that can be deployed across a range of platforms and devices. A mobile VoIP user will no longer have to pay the telephone tolls or cellular charges as calls can now be routed via corporate communication network or the internet. For enterprises, it is a value adding asset as they can accrue bigger cost savings and optimize resource utilization.
Mobile VoIP & Unified Communications
The future of mobile VoIP is bright and is triggered with the need for unified communications across different business verticals. Mobile VoIP applications that enable UC are fast adopted in the IP communication industry. Especially, enterprises find great use with UC enabled mobile apps that can be deployed across wide spread of devices. A UC enable mobile VoIP app facilitates email, texting, group chat, instant messaging, fax, file transfer, audio/video/web conferencing, etc., that can help streamline the business communications for greater employee productivity. Furthermore, the overall communication costs can be significantly reduced as enterprises will no longer need to pay up for travel costs, facilities costs, cellular charges, conferencing fees, etc.
Mobile VoIP & Mobility
Mobile VoIP is the backbone for adding mobility to enterprises and businesses. Enterprises can save big on communication costs and infrastructure by leveraging mobile VoIP applications to boost mobility for their business. They can as well encourage BYOD for maximum resource utilization. With mobile VoIP apps coming handy, enterprises can allow employees to collaborate from anywhere while still being connected to the corporate communication network.
On the other hand, service providers can get benefited by leveraging mobile VoIP apps as perfect endpoints to deliver their VoIP services. Their market reach is further aided by the availability of mobile VoIP apps on wide range of devices.
Overall, mobile VoIP is going to take off big in the years to come to boost mobility and unified communications in the IP communications industry.