The VoIP industry weighs in on the technology’s growing popularity

The popularity of Voice over IP systems grew exponentially in 2012 and, if early reports are any indication, the technology is only going to become bigger and better in 2013.

Recently, the research publisher IBISWorld announced that the VoIP services industry experienced a 16.7 percent annual growth rate in the last five years. This surprised a number of consumers and even some tech pundits, but those working within the VoIP industry were not shocked. As the internet becomes an increasingly important tool for every aspect of business, connecting the phone to the World Wide Web is simply a natural next step.

Today, one prominent VoIP information provider is weighing in on the impressive figures and laying out a projection for the industry’s immediate future. In a press release, information source VoIP Review suggested that providers are experiencing so much success because the current economic conditions have forced businesses to look for cost-effective communication alternatives and VoIP fits the bill.

“One major reason that it’s gained popularity is due to the fact that it offers an extremely cheap alternative to using the traditional phone line to make calls,” the release said. “Switching from a traditional phone provider to a VoIP service can result in savings of up to 80 percent on monthly phone bills, which may amount to hundreds and even thousands of dollars saved in a year.”

As 2013 gets underway, business executives look for ways to save money without hindering productivity in the new year. VoIP is an ideal solution. By partnering with an IT consulting firm, businesses can discover and acquire the best VoIP systems to fit their needs.

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