Friday, May 06, 2005

Malik: Most VoIP Companies Doing “Bupkis” In Sales

Oh Lord....this is like being at a Wimbledon final between McEnroe and Connor. Two heavy weights on opposite sides of an issue duking it out.

First...Om Malik of the BroadBand Blogcomments on a recent report by Infonetics Research with some VoIP market projections. Om has some issues with the numbers....especially the here and now stats. Doesn't like 'em.

Per Om....when you factor out the sales figures for the very largest VoIP providers, AND the big managed IP PBX market (which he says takes up most of VoIP sales anyway), that means that on average, most of the remaining 500 North American services are doing an average $2 million in sales.

"In other words, all the other pretenders in the VoIP races, well, they’re doing bupkis in sales," Malik states.

For those who need a translation.....that roughly means "nothing", "worthless", or my favorite 'Squat".

Hmmmmm.....I tend to agree with my man Om on this one.

However, the good Russell Shaw of ZDNet has a different view prefering to look at what could be coming up....especially the potential of convergence of VoIP, Cable TV, and Internet (bundling for us laymen). Russell thinks these now also-ran VoIP services should experience far greater proportionate sales. Russell actually sees services-consolidation as inevitable.....insisting this will bump up the average-sales-per-VoIP provider even more.

Hmmmmm....now that makes sense too.

OK...my neck hurts watching this. What do you think?

1 Comments:

Blogger LongDistanceT1 said...

Russell Shaw of ZDNet wants to look at what could be coming up in the convergence of VoIP, Cable TV, and Internet . Russell thinks these now also-ran VoIP services should experience far greater proportionate sales. Russell actually sees services-consolidation as inevitable.....insisting this will bump up the average-sales-per-VoIP provider even more.Consolidating bills and services always saves everyone money.makes sense



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