Market intelligence expert IDC forecasts that VoIP spending in Europe will grow at a CAGR of 22 per cent, from USD $4.6 billion in 2007 to $12.4 billion in 2012.

The projected increase represents about a third of the TDM-based voice services market.

Angela Salmeron, research manager for IDC’s European Telecommunications service, said: "The deployment and uptake of consumer VoIP services is increasing rapidly in Western Europe as a whole but there are wide local variations in availability and penetration rates."

The IPC study reviews and forecasts the evolution of the Western European market for consumer VoIP services from 2007 to 2012.

A detailed country breakdown is provided for VoIP traffic, spending, and customer subscriptions.

IDC has also produced a presentation providing the results of a examining vendor shares and trends in the worldwide voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) semiconductor market during the calendar year 2007.

Segments covered include carrier VoIP media gateway semiconductors, VoIP IP phone semiconductors, and enterprise VoIP IP PBX/gateway semiconductors.

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