Dual mode: Wave of the Future?
It will cost you $2,995, but if you want to read it, the firm In-Stat is seeding the infospace with blurbs from its latest look at the VoIP space. The gist? Bullish as all get out. It's like HDTV penetration projections in 1994.
Some high points:
- By 2009, In-Stat forecasts that over 66 million cellular/WiFi handsets will be in operation.
- Worldwide, consumer VoIP subscribers using wireless IP phones will grow from 2% currently to 73% in 2009.
- Based on competition from mobile carriers without wireline operations, Europe will be the largest initial market for dual-mode smartphones.
- While mass production of dual-mode sets is not scheduled until 2007, an In-Stat market survey found that over 80% of businesses have an interest in the technology.