With Microsoft making their foray into VoIP in a big way this year, and with more Cisco efforts looming, it looks like 2007 and 2008 will be the year VoIP starts to take off in the business and enterprise market.
Take a look at the facts in this ZDNet report and see if you draw the same conclusion. Either that or the research is flawed. I doubt that though. Basically for companies like XO, CallTower, cBeyond and Covad this is what they all have been gearing up for. So have Verizon, AT&T and Qwest.
This type of report bodes extremely well for Level3, Sprint, AT&T and GlobalCrossing too because it will breed competition that moves the traffic, in large volumes over to fiber.
Lastly this means companies developing applications, features and services for the business market are ideally placed. For a company like client Telephony2, whose Small Business PBX in a Box, CallButler, it can also only mean like with Microsoft, their entry into the market is very well timed.
This is also good news for companies like client iotum, and for VoIP wars survivors Packet8 and Broadvoice who have the platforms market ready for business, as well as for arms merchants Linksys, dLink and even UT Starcom. This demand thus means companies that retail/etail VoIP equipment like Voxilla and VoIPSupply should be looking pretty good these days to investors and customers alike.