Mobile VoIP Report 2011-2016: Opportunities and Challenges

Nov 02, 2011, 07:46 ET from Reportlinker

NEW YORK, Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Mobile VoIP Report 2011-2016: Opportunities and Challenges

Mobile VoIP enters New Growth Phase

Visiongain predicts that by 2016, mobile VoIP applications will generate annual revenues of $36 billion, driven by more than 180 million users worldwide. Across the world, operators are beginning to embrace the technology as consumer demand for cost effective communication services rises. There has been a steady increase in the number of successful partnership between VoIP vendors and mobile operators to deploy mobile VoIP services. This report quantifies mobile VoIP market, analyses the market drivers and the key market players and their strategies.

A Range of Factors is Fuelling the Growth of the Mobile VoIP Market 

Mobile VoIP: Opportunities and Challenges Report 2011 examines the mobile VoIP landscape by exploring emerging trends in key geographical regions, supporting technologies and product portfolio. We present a comprehensive view of the mobile VoIP market through a SWOT analysis and discuss operator strategies that will help in monetising this emerging technology.

What is Unique about this Report?

Visiongain research presents independent, unbiased analysis in detail and presented in easily digestible terms. Through key industry contacts, our primary and secondary research provides you with the very latest, accurate market data available. Visiongain analyses the global m- payments market growth and provides a detailed analysis and forecasts through to 2016.

Who needs to read this report?

-- Mobile Network Operators (MNOs)

Operators can evaluate how the growth of the mobile VOIP technology will affect the ICT industry in general and the enterprise mobility market in particular.

-- Handset Manufacturers 

Smartphones are well designed to support advanced acoustics needed for mobile VoIP. As the penetration of smart phones increases, new opportunities exist for handset manufactures to monetise the mobile VoIP market. 

-- VoIP Service Providers

The success of Skype and emergence of new players within the mobile VoIP space shows a definite market demand and potential for VoIP services. 

-- Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)

We discuss how the MNVO business model can help the fixed line operators to combat declining voice revenues and position accordingly using mobile VOIP.

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Table of Contents

E. Executive Summary

E1. Essential Partnerships for the Success of Mobile VoIP

E2. VoIP Enabling Technologies

E3. Driving Factors in Adoption of Mobile VoIP

E4. Future of Mobile VoIP

E5. Key Points of the Report

1. Mobile VoIP (mVoIP): An Introduction

1.1 What is mVoIP: How does it Work?

1.1.1 mVoIP versus VoIP

1.2 Mobile Communications over Internet Protocol (MoIP)

1.2.1 What is MoIP?

1.2.2 Voice over Instant Messenger

1.2.3 How does MoIP work?

1.2.4 Is MoIP different from mVoIP?

1.3 mVoIP Implementation

1.3.1 Using a Mobile Phone as a Standard SIP Client

1.3.2 Use of Softswitch Gateways

1.4 mVoIP Technologies and Standards

1.4.1 UMA How does Generic Access Network (GAN) work? Femtocells

1.4.2 SIP

1.5 Wireless Technologies

1.5.1 EDVO Rev A

1.5.2 HSDPA and HSUPA (3G)

1.5.3 Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Standards Birth of Voice over Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Enabled Mobile Phones Global Shipment of Wi-Fi Mobile Handsets

1.5.4. WiMAX

1.5.5 Mobile-Fi

1.5.6 LTE and the 4G future Voice over LTE 3G Americas recommends IPv6 transition for LTE

1.6 mVoIP and Mobile Network Technologies

1.6.1 W-CDMA

1.6.2 TD-CDMA

1.7 mVoIP Implementation: Proprietary Protocols

1.8 RIM's New Mobile Voice System

1.8.1 Is MVS another type of Wi-Fi based mVoIP?

1.8.2 How does Mobile Voice System (MVS) work?

1.8.3 RIM's new MVS - a Challenge to IP Telephony?

1.9 Accessibility to VoIP on Mobile Phones: Applications and Platforms

1.9.1 Skype Mobile

1.9.2 iSkoot

1.9.3 Truphone

1.9.4 Fring

1.9.5 Talkonaut

1.9.6 Nimbuzz

1.9.7 Jajah

1.9.8 Vopium

1.10 mVoIP Interoperability

1.10.1 Supporting Technologies

1.10.2 IP Interworking IP Interworking and FMC solutions GSMA IPI initiative IPI initiative: GSMA's IPX proposal IPI initiative goals IPX Commercial Launch

1.11 mVoIP User-End Applications - The Second-Stage in Convergence

1.11.1 Unified Messaging

1.11.2 Instant Messaging

1.11.3 Presence Services

1.11.4 Voice Recognition

1.11.5 Personal Virtual Assistant

1.11.6 Persistence

1.11.7 Online Conferencing

1.11.8 File Transfer

1.11.9 Online Gaming

1.12 Aim of the Report

1.12.1Structure of the Report

1.13 Target Audience

1.14 Methodology

2. mVoIP Market Opportunity

2.1 mVoIP Grows in Importance

2.2 The mVoIP Market

2.2.1 mVoIP Market by Users

2.3 mVoIP Market Opportunity

2.3.1 Global ICT Marketplace

2.3.2 IP-based Communication Services Internet User-Base Broadband Market Wireless Broadband Market

2.3.3 Market for Personal IP-based Communication Services

2.3.4 IP Telephony IP Telephony: Skype takes the Lead

2.3.5 Online Conferencing Market

2.3.6 Mobile Phone Services Market Mobile Phone Shipments Smartphones Market Share Worldwide Mobile Phone Connections Mobile only Voice Users

2.3.7 Mobile Broadband 3G Uptake Proportion of Mobile Broadband to National GDP of China and India Mobile Broadband Development GSMA's Mobile Broadband Initiative Mobile Data drives Investment in Mobile Broadband Mobile Data Traffic: Cisco Forecast Index 2009-2014 Mobile Broadband CapEx to Rise in EU

2.3.8 Mobile Internet Services Market mVoIP to lead Mobile Internet Consumption Arrival of 4G to boost all-IP Mobile Data Solutions 4G handsets boost for mVoIP

3. mVoIP Market Driving Factors and Restraints

3.1 Demand to lead mVoIP Growth

3.2 Market Trends

3.2.1 Mobile Smartphone Market to Sustain Growth

3.2.2 Falling Voice Revenues

3.2.3 IMS - An Emerging Marketplace IMS Vendor ranking US Players Moving to IMS to Leverage 'U-verse' IMS Deployments around the World as of September 2011

3.3 Future of SIP and IP PBX

3.3.1 The Future of Hosted IP Telephony

3.3.2 Microsoft-Vodafone hosted IP services in Europe

3.4 IP Convergence / Substitution Market

3.4.1 Change in Business Models

3.4.2 Mobilising Enterprise

3.4.3 Routing Calls on Data Networks Advantage of Handover between VoWLAN and Mobile Network

3.4.4 Nokia driving Converged Voice Services

3.4.5 Three-Screen concept Is 'three-screen' concept a new marketplace?

3.5 Value Addition

3.5.1 Value Addition through Blended Services

3.5.2 Benefit of Presence Services

3.5.3 Driving Consumer Value through mVoIP Saving on Call-Costs Enhanced Indoor Coverage Unified Access to Multiple Services Combined Service-Offering through Single Subscription

3.6 mVoIP Benefits to Operators

3.6.1 mVoIP to Lead the Way for Operator to IP Convergence

3.6.2 Penetration into the Enterprise

3.6.3 Benefit of Single-Device Subscription Offering

3.6.4 Potential to Harness mVoIP through MVNOs

3.6.5 Opportunity to enable Differentiated Services

3.6.6 Lower Infrastructure Development Cost

3.6.7 Lower Operational and Maintenance Costs

3.6.8 Applications Development

3.6.9 Potential to Increase Customer Uptake

3.7 Trends in Telecoms Deregulation

3.7.1 Opening up of Telecoms Market: Reforms

3.7.2 Callers wait for Benefits of Telecoms Deregulation

3.7.3 Liberalisation of International Gateways

3.7.4 The Digital Economy Bill 2010

3.8 Shift in Consumer Behaviour

3.8.1 Spending Flow: from Wireline to Wireless

3.8.2 Consumer Demand for Cheaper Services to Drive mVoIP

3.8.3 International Calling and Migrant Communities' Market Segmentation International mVoIP Calling and the MVNOs EU forces Cap on Data Roaming Charges Cross-border Data Tariffs - A Battle Point between EU Regulators and Operators

3.9 Trends in Liberalisation

3.9.1 Open Networks: xMax xG Technology Plans to Widen xMAX Cognitive Cellular Network in Arkansas, US

3.9.2 White Space and 'mesh' Networks: a Boost for Wi-Fi? 'Super WiFi' white space trials begin in Cambridge

3.10 Restraints: Security and Regulations

3.10.1 Security Mechanism for IP Telephony Security Concerns and Network Gateways Security Vital for VoIP Services to win Customers over Traditional Networks

3.11 Types of Security Threats and Vulnerabilities

3.11.1 Denial of Service

3.11.2 Spam over Internet Telephony

3.11.3 Fraud

3.11.4 Tapping / Intruding

3.11.5 Official tapping

3.11.6 Confidentiality

3.12 Quality of Services and Security Concerns

3.12.1 Speed and Quality

3.12.2 Quality of Service and Latency

3.12.3 Jitters can be Detrimental to QoS

3.12.4 Packet Loss

3.12.5 Quality of Service Implications for Security

3.12.6 Encryption and QoS issues

3.12.7 Authentication and Integrity

3.12.8 Simplified Call Enabling Procedures

3.13 Regulations

3.13.1 Regulating IP-based Telephony Segment

3.13.2 Attitudes in Emerging Countries to Restrict VoIP

3.13.3 US FCC Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act E-911

3.13.4 Canada

3.13.5 Latin America

3.13.6 EU

3.13.7 Asia India UAE Korea Japan China

4. Potential for mVoIP in Europe, US, Latin America, Canada and Asia - An Overview and Forecasts

4.1 The European mVoIP Market ICT Revolution Driving the mVoIP Market Mobile Data Market VoIP Growing in Demand in Europe Corporate mVoIP gains Users in UK

4.1.2 mVoIP Adoption 3G boosts Potential for mVoIP Operator's Adoption Skype into Nokia Handsets Europe VoIP Forecasts (2011- 2016) Europe mVoIP Forecasts (2011- 2016)

4.2 North American mVoIP Market Competitive Landscape of the US Communication Services Market: Innovation drives Demand US Telecoms Services Demography of the US VoIP Market Cable Operators dominate VoIP Landscape

4.2.2 Market Trends The Mobile Phone Market The US Smartphone Market The US Mobile Broadband Market

4.2.3 Key mVoIP Service Providers in the US Market Skype Google Talk and Google Voice Jajah Jajah's 'white-label' Solution for mVoIP Partners iChat ooVoo SightSpeed Vbuzzer

4.2.4 US VoIP Market Forecasts (2011-2016)

4.2.5 US mVoIP Market Forecasts (2011- 2016)

4.3 Latin American mVoIP Market Latin American Market Opportunity Brazil Market Opportunity Colombia Market Opportunity Peru Market Opportunity Chile Market Opportunity Uruguay Market Opportunity

4.3.2 Market Potential of VoIP and mVoIP in Latin America Fixed-line Density Increasing to Promote VoIP Increasing Mobile Broadband Services driving Market Growth Mobile Phone Penetration 3G Deployment in the Region Continuing WiMAX Usage Market for IP-based Voice Services Latin American VoIP Market Forecasts (2011- 2016) Latin American mVoIP market forecasts (2011- 2016)

4.4 Asia Pacific mVoIP Market ICT Market Opportunity Internet Penetration Rate Telecoms Services Market Chinese Markets Growing China Telecom aims for 1 million WiFi Spots by 2012 Mobile Broadband to Surpass Fixed Line The Asian Mobile Market Japan and the 3G Transition 3G Auction in Thailand and MNOs Investment Plans

4.4.3 Mobile VoIP Opportunity Potential for Growth in mVoIP WiMAX Implementation in Asia's Mobile VoIP Market Internet Phone use picks up Growth in South Korea China and India drive Telecoms Spending Demography of Indian Telecoms Services Potential for Telecoms Growth in India India's WiMAX Spectrum Auctions 3G Deployment to Change India's Telecoms Market Landscape

4.4.4 Asia Pacific VOIP Market Forecasts (2011-2016)

4.4.5 Asia Pacific MVOIP market Forecasts (2011-2016)

5. Conclusions

5.1 mVoIP Strengths and Weaknesses

5.1.1 Business Uncertainty Surrounding the Service

5.1.2 Smartphone Penetration

5.1.3 Pricing Competitiveness

5.1.4 Rise of Social Networks

5.1.5 Collaboration with over-the-top (OTT) players will boost operator growth

5.1.6 Deployment of LTE & WiMAX Networks

5.2 The Future of Mobile VoIP

5.3 Statistical Summaries

Appendix A

About visiongain

Appendix B

Visiongain Report Evaluation Form

Appendix C

Report Methodology

List of Tables, Charts and Figures in this Report

Chart 1.1 Femtocell Market Forecasts 2010 - 2016 (in billions)

Chart 1.2 WiFi enabled handsets shipments 2010 - 2016 (in millions)

Chart 1.3 Global Mobile Data Traffic by Type 2010 - 2016

Chart 2.1 Global VoIP Market Forecast 2010 - 2016 ($ billions)

Chart 2.2 Global Mobile VoIP Market Forecast 2010 - 2016 ($ billions)

Chart 2.3 MVOIP Users Forecasts 2010 - 2016 (in millions)

Chart 2.4 VOIP Users Forecasts 2010 - 2016 (in millions)

Chart 2.5 VOIP users in Q1 2011 by region in millions

Chart 2.6 Monthly Skype-out billings in $ millions

Chart 2.7 Global Telecommunications Spending (in $ billions)

Chart 2.8 Global internet user distribution by region

Chart 2.9 The broadband market share by technology in Q2 2010

Chart 2.10 Mobile handsets and Smartphone shipments by top 3 vendors in Q2 2011 (in millions)

Chart 2.11 Mobile phone shipment volumes by vendor in Q1 2011 (in millions)

Chart 2.12 Mobile phone market share by vendor in Q1 2011 (%)

Chart 2.13 % of UK website traffic originating from mobile phones

Chart 3.1 Average monthly number of voice minutes per customer for Vodafone in selected European countries

Chart 3.2 Voice as a proportion of mobile revenue in selected European countries

Chart 3.3 New mobile termination rates set by UK telecom regulator Ofcom in March 2011

Chart 3.4 Market Share of Wireline Residential IMS subscriber lines in 2010

Chart 4.1 % of people making calls over the internet in Europe

Chart 4.2 Europe mVoIP Market Forecast 2010 - 2016

Chart 4.3 Europe mVoIP Market Forecast 2010 - 2016

Chart 4.4 European mVoIP Market Growth rate Forecast 2010 - 2016

Chart 4.5 US Smartphones market in May- July 2011

Chart 4.6 The US VoIP Market Forecast 2010 - 2016

Chart 4.7 The US mVoIP Market Forecast 2010 - 2016

Chart 4.8 The US mVoIP Market Growth Rate Forecast 2010 - 2016

Chart 4.9 Fixed line revenues in Latin America (in $ billion)

Chart 4.10 Latin America VoIP Market Forecast 2010 - 2016

Chart 4.11 Latin America mVoIP Market Forecast 2010 - 2016

Chart 4.12 Latin America mVoIP Market Growth Rate Forecast 2010 - 2016

Chart 4.13 Asia Pacific VoIP Market Forecast 2010 - 2016

Chart 4.14 Asia Pacific mVoIP Market Forecast 2010 - 2016

Chart 4.15 Asia Pacific Market Growth Rate Forecast 2010 - 2016

Table 1.1 Softswitch VoIP Vendors

Table 1.2 List of VoIP Protocols and Standards

Table 1.3 RIM's MVS features

Table 1.4 GSMA IPI Initiative goals

Table 2.1 Global Smartphones Shipments by Country (%, in millions units)

Table 2.2 Top 5 worldwide Smartphone vendors shipment volumes Q2 2011 (in millions)

Table 2.3 Top 5 mobile phone vendors, shipments and market share in Q2 2011 (units in millions)

Table 2.4 China mobile broadband market key performance indicators

Table 2.5 Cisco key statistics for 2010 and 2011

Table 2.6 Cisco key statistics for 2015

Table 3.1 IMS Vendor Ranking

Table 3.2 IMS Deployments worldwide as of September 2011

Table 3.3 Benefits of IP PBX system

Table 5.1 Mobile VoIP SWOT analysis

Table 5.2 Skype, Google Voice, Jajah, Voxofon international calling applications for various smartphone operating system

Figure 1.1 mVoIP Infrastructure

Figure 1.2 MoIP Application

Figure 1.3 Integration of VoIP into mobile phone through use of softswitch-like gateway

Figure 1.4 UMA Technology

Figure 1.5 The Generic Access Network Model

Figure 1.6 Benefits of Femtocell

Figure 1.7 The SIP architecture

Figure 1.8 The EVDO link for broadband internet access

Figure 1.9 How WiFi Phone work

Figure 1.10 How WiMAX works

Figure 1.11 The TD-CDMA technology

Figure 1.12 Infrastructure of MVS

Figure 1.13 IPX Structure

Figure 1.14 Major Types of Unified Messaging

Figure 2.1 mVoIP technology operator market share by 2013

Figure 2.2 Verizon's private IP Communication System

Figure 2.3 VoIP providers by connectivity type

Figure 3.1 Security, Threats and Vulnerabilities faced by mVoIP 

Companies Listed

Advanced Info Service (AIS)


Alcatel Lucent







Brazil Telecom



China Mobile 

China Railcom

China Telecom

China Unicom 




















LG Dacom



Mino Wireless, US

Mobitel, Sri Lanka



MTN Rwanda



Nokia Siemens


NTT DoCoMo, Japan

O2, UK

OfCom, UK

Optimus, Portugal

Orange, Netherlands


Potugal Telecom

Reliance Communications


Yota, Russia






Softbank Mobile Corporation



T-com, Hungary

Telecom, Italia

Telefonica, UK

Telekom, Malaysia

Telenet, Belgium

Telia Sonera





Total Access Communication Public Company Limited (DTAC)


Verizon, US


Vodafone, Czech Republic

Vodafone, UK




Wateen, Pakistan


YTL Communications, Malaysia


Regulatory Bodies, Associations, Forum and Government Agencies Mentioned in This Report:

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Canadian Radio and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)

Chinese Ministry of Information Industry (MII)

Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA)


European Competitive Telecommunication Association (ECTA)

European Satellite Operators Association (ESOA)

European Telecommunications Network Operators Association (ETNO)


GSM Association (GSMA)

Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)

Korea Communications Commission

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC)

Rural Utilities Service (RUS)

Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)

Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) 

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