VoIP and IP Video Drive Broadband Feeding Frenzy
Video over IP is gaining in popularity, the Vonage / Viseon announcement is one indication of that. It is expected that Vonage will be making use of the eyeBeam Video softphone from Xten once the hardware pilots have been completed.
Driving broadband adoption in the U.S. are new services such as VoIP and IP video, as well as the growing use of large email attachments such as family photographs, and Web sites being increasingly designed for broadband.
“Our forecasts for higher bandwidths reflect the general tendency for bandwidth demand to increase along with computing power and memory,” said TFI president Lawrence K. Vanston, in a statement. “They also reflect the demand for specific services such as IP video that require more bandwidth.”