Communications wholesaler, Comindico, has announced that it is preparing for a major push into the business Voice-over Internet Protocol (VoIP) market, and is likely to promote the service through the channel.
The company announced that after six months of testing, its VoIP telephony products were now ready for the Australian market.
VoIP enables all communications services such as voice calls, Internet, data, fax services, video and gaming to be delivered across one network.
“Comindico has built Australia’s largest internet telephone network, and it’s about to be switched on,” CEO, John Stuckey, said.
The network worked with carrier grade reliability and voice quality, he said.
The company claims that the service will provide calls at a fraction of the cost that people are paying now. It also promises to offer lower communications infrastructure costs for businesses, as well as a greater return on investment for IP PBX installations.
“VoIP is developing fast around the world, particularly in the US,” he said. “Call prices are tumbling in these markets – they will in Australia too.”
IDC analysts also predict that the market will take-off in 2004.
A recent report from IDC stated: "Telecommunications markets will be on the upswing, driven by the adoption of IP services and, in particular, the acceptance of IP telephony as a mainstream technology.”
Comindico hoped to sell most of its new services through its reseller channel, Stuckey said.
“These are the resellers who, at the moment, sell customer premise equipment (CPE), but who get no trailing revenue from voice connections," he said. “We are talking to a number of people in this space who are very interested. For them it means more CPE sales, services revenues and trailing voice commissions.”