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Nadeem Unuth

Will Desktop Phones Be Extinct in the Next Decade?

By February 28, 2014

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While everyone agrees that VoIP and OTT services have seriously affected telcos and have drastically changed the voice communication landscape, views differ on whether the desktop phone will vanish from business and home tables in the near future. Ovum forecasts that telecoms companies will have lost around $400 billion to VoIP during the coming five years. However, Ovum also claims that the perspective of the death of the telephone is an exaggeration. On the other hand, a new survey carried out among 150 IT managers in the UK showed that desktop phones are likely to vanish from tables within the next decade. For instance, in 2013, the number of SMS messages fell year-over-year, a thing that never happened. This is because many people moved to services like WhatsApp.

March 24, 2014 at 3:35 pm
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