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Wireless and VoIP are eating up the wireline biz

The landline phone business is a tough one and data released this week from the FCC indicates that it’s not just people abandoning their wireline phones that are helping kill the copper-based voice biz: VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) providers are as so then. The Federal Communications Commission released its 2012 Wireline competition report this week showing the shift from traditional phone lines.

The data is fairly old — it

The data is fairly old — it was collected a full year ago — and the results aren’t a surprise to industry watchers. Nevertheless two things jump out; one, wireline subscriptions are even so falling overall and VoIP providers are growing rapidly in this if not shrinking market. The chart below says it pretty obviously.

One thing to note is that in 2008, the FCC started requiring VoIP providers to participate in the survey since the service was growing in popularity. Ironically, I think we’re now seeing a lot of voice traffic move to players that don’t to tell the truth connect to the public switched telephone network, which isn’t tracked by the FCC’s report.

So in a few years I expect the VoIP providers to have surpassed the copper lines, nevertheless the overall traffic seen by at that time won’t compare to the all-IP traffic occurring via GTalk, Facetime or other services that never touch the old telephone network.

More information: Gigaom
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