VoIP is great, it's growing, and it's essential to rural broadband that electric cooperatives deploying to connect their communities. Almost every electric cooperative delivers cloud communications as part of its broadband portfolio as it makes good business sense (see Top 3 Reasons to Add VoIP to FTTH).
Broadband Success Partners, in partnership with Alianza, has published a new white paper: Service Provider (R)evolution: Switch to Cloud Communications Platform. The paper explores how service providers can ditch the switch and use a cloud communications platform to be better prepared to succeed in this next decade of VoIP and UC.
Inform your voice network evolution and VoIP road map. Learn how the cloud can help you with cost reduction initiatives, virtualizing voice infrastructure and powering new service launches.
We've written about softswitch replacement and migration, but it's not all about rip and replace. Another use case for a cloud communications platform is to power new business VoIP and unified communication services (what some call white label cloud PBX).
With the acquisitions of the VoIP 1.0 softswitch vendors, including BroadSoft, GENBAND, and Metaswitch, communication service providers are asking: what is the future of my VoIP softswitch network? Is my current supplier the one that can take me to the web-scale, cloud-centric future?
The call to quarantine and work from home to stem the spread of the coronavirus has caused a massive shift in network usage patterns, affecting where and when a network is used and the amount of traffic over these broadband networks. These shifts have also led to an increase in wireline voice traffic.
As VoIP 1.0 softswitches near end-of-life, service providers face decisions on how to evolve their voice networks to be more agile, competitive, and profitable. There's a softswitch migration coming, so what are the replacement options? What is the role of the cloud-based vs cloud-building solutions?
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is funding rural broadband builds again with its 2020 Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF). And VoIP will play a role in making that happen as offering phone is a requirement for winners.
We are two decades into the VoIP transition and there are still many businesses moving from traditional communication systems to modern VoIP services, like hosted PBX. Now is an ideal time for service providers to help these businesses make that transition and participate in the fast growing cloud communication services market.
At Alianza, we say: “Got Fiber? You need VoIP!” We say this because many new ISPs are entering the market without a background in voice services, and there’s great opportunity for them to grow revenue, accelerate ROI and deliver a better customer experience with a phone service portfolio. This includes rural electric cooperatives, municipal providers and new overbuilder ISPs that are building broadband networks for rural and underserved communities.
The VoIP market in the United States is strong and it's growing. VoIP subscriptions grew 5% annually according to the latest FCC data. Yes, there’s cord-cutting and wireless-only homes, but there are still over 60 million residential phone lines, mostly VoIP, in the U.S. Some customers still want a landline and there are good reasons for that.