Intel: VoIP only the beginning

Intel's director of VoIP strategy, Michael Stanford, argues that VoIP is only the beginning of more IP-based applications that will soon transform the role of the network for both carriers and the enterprise. VoIP isn't just about cheaper phone calls, it's about more services and better application management. Technologies that underlie VoIP, including SIP and IMS, will allow service providers and end-users to launch a variety of new applications, including detailed presence, video conferencing, and rich collaboration. According to Stanford, the rate of VoIP phone deployment has crossed over with new sales this year. This means there are as many new VoIP phones being sold as there are traditional TDM phones being installed.

For more on the future of VoIP:
- check out this story from Computer Business Review