A new study from research firm IDC suggests that the Japanese are increasingly taking to VoIP services such as Vonage VoIP, and that in particular VoIP phones are gaining popularity in the land of the rising sun.
“the extent to which Japanese customers are putting VoIP phones to work on a day-to-day basis has risen substantially” in recent years IDC said.
During the 2009 and 2010 calendar year IDC says Japanese users of services such as Vonage VoIPfound and increasingly varied number of uses for their IP phones, which go beyond simply cutting the price of the call.
“Voice, video and Web conferencing via IP telephony reached a 27.8 percent market penetration, up 8.6 percentage points year-on-year,” according to the report.
The report from IDC found that whilst Japanese investment in VoIP has remained constant, with a marginal increase, the number of features that are being adopted is quite different and rapidly increasing.
According to Telappliant officials, VoIP phones, with wireless handsets often supplied with a charging dock, “could be charged without the need for a direct circuit connection between the handset and the mains.”
Wireless communications analyst Tina Teng was quoted by the Telappliant blog as saying that early mobile phones represent early adoption of technology:
“which aims to resolve the age-old issue of tangled wires trailing from mains sockets. Mobile phones will contribute the largest share of revenue to wireless charging.”
“presence notification, business application collaboration and unified messaging” are on the uptake from 2008.
Presence notification is one of the coolest features of IP phones which lets you indicate to other users when you are at your desk, and works in the same way one would express their availability on an Instant Messaging platform. If you do not want others to know, then simply turn it off.