With Sprint and Verizon rolling out Rev. A to EV-DO and the 2010 arrival of 3G LTE networks, the consulting firm Analysys says cellular VoIP will generate more revenue than fixed VoIP by 2012. The consultants predict that by 2015, wireless VoIP will carry 28 percent of all VoIP minutes in the U.S. (23 percent in Europe), and that the service will be priced as a premium offering because of enhanced features and voice quality. The report--or at least the press release about the report--does not address the question of using non-carrier VoIP services off a wireless data connection, or the dropping price overall of mobile data services.
For more information about the Analysys report:
- read this article from Dr. Dobb's Journal