Managed VoIP Services Shifting to Open Source
Jun 26, 2008, 00:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Panettieri)
[ Thanks to The
VAR Guy for this link. ]
"If you're a managed service provider mulling your VoIP options,
keep this in mind: A growing number of customers--especially in
Europe--are embracing IP phone systems that leverage open source
and Asterisk. In fact, the European market for open source VoIP is
growing 70 percent annually, according to one market researcher.
Here's the scoop.
"I don't want to paint open source as a 'perfect' solution to
your managed telephony strategy. Plenty of VARs and service
providers have warned me that open source phone systems aren't
ready for prime time. But I believe that's starting to change, and
a recent survey fielded by Frost & Sullivan reinforces my