Monday, March 28, 2005

The coming price war in the VoIP phone market

'In terms of enterprise VoIP deployment,I think much of the battle will be fought over the "form factor" - which type of device VoIP subscribers will use to access their services.

Specialized VoIP phones offer call configuration, control, management and data import capabilities that traditional phones tied in to the VoIP network via an Analog Terminal Adapter and a router cannot. Yet such phones are pricey.

According to a Reuters story, VoIP phone prices now average around $250 per set. For some budget-conscious enterprises, that could be a barrier to use.

But perhaps not for long. The same article foresees that aggressive price promotions from well-capitalized VoIP phone manufacturers such as Cisco Systems could push prices even lower. How low is a subject of contention.'
Read more at » The coming price war in the VoIP phone market | IP Telephony | ZDNet.com

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