I intend to track down the VoIP business in India. I am aware of the potential that exists for revolutionising the tariffs which would go southwards.
The fact is that riding on the broadband boom, the VoIP( Voice Over Internet Protocol) would seriously dent the existing telecom plans. The fact is that the existing companies offering the fixed line telephony are illprepared to face the new challanges. Cisco is getting agressive over the Enterprise networks; there is no doubt that this is the future.
Bundled phones with VoIP providers( like Vonage) are a rage now. They are seriously challenging the established POTS players like AT&T. Fact is that technology would ultimately benefit the end consumers. It is the way one tends to survive in the changing scenario.
In this blog itself, I have pointed out that basic telephone line companies are jittery over the falling customer base. Hence broadband is only way out to survive. Fact that they would need time to catch the fancy is another matter altogther; in about 5 years time we could see an explosion of VoIP. It would be a common place to see PCO’s based on the same connected by high speed lines. How do these companies would respond to these challanges? Let the future answer this.