Online fax and VoIP services are increasingly being used in and out of the US. Because of the numerous advantages these modern communication services bring both to households and businesses around the world, we have seen a significant growth in internet-based communication systems, and an opposite turn out for the regular phone line which has evolved from the first ever telephony system introduced in the latter part of the 19th century.
VoIP Subscribers: Expansion
From 2008, a 33% growth in the number of VoIP subscribers in the US has been recorded by experts. This paved way for a rocking $30.8 billion in total value of the VoIP market. Without a set limit on voice communications through the Internet (thanks to the US Federal Communication Commission), this promising business tool has consistently been developed by emerging service providers in an intent to offer better quality at lesser costs.
For businesses all over the world, the cost-effective and competent VoIP telephone systems have covered 80% of all installed PBX systems in 2008. Similarly, households have more and more switched to VoIP from 2008 onwards. The previous 90% of all phone subscribers who used the regular telephone system has been seen to drop by 16%, leaving only 74% sticking with the plain old telephone system. A 23% decrease in the total number of households using regular landline phones was also expected in the following years. In 2010, an additional 8.5 million American households were recorded to have switched to VoIP as well.
VoIP: A Global Phenomenon
There are 2.4 billion people all over the world who regularly access the Internet for different purposes. 22% of this are VoIP subscribers, with the highest numbers of VoIP users found in Latvia, Lithuania, the Czech Republic, Poland, and Bulgaria. In these countries, a little over or less than half their total population are VoIP subscribers.
From Traditional to Online Fax
One of the most used and sought after features of VoIP is online faxing. It is basically the combination of traditional faxing with email, therefore enabling a person to send and receive fax messages through the use of the Internet. There’s no accurate count of how many people are using this service at the moment, but with more than 3 billion people using email, online fax is definitely a more convenient and practical choice than traditional faxing. No wonder, individuals and businesses have increasingly moved from traditional to online faxing nowadays. See OnlineFaxService.
The unavoidable fact has been brought about by VoIP’s accessibility, usefulness, and affordability, which has not only given a better option for households, but for businesses as well.