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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 belief..."

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