Operators will generate revenues of close to €14.7 billion by 2018 through strategies involving VoIP and "carrier OTT" services, according to a new report.
 
The Juniper Research report, titled “Future Voice Strategies: mVoIP, Carrier OTT and Mobile Video Calling 2014-2018”, found that the revenue opportunity would be derived from new service propositions and bundles delivered through partnerships with stand-alone OTT providers.
 
"OTT providers are turning to traditional carriers and vice versa. Together they are forming partnerships to create genuinely new service propositions, such as the ability to port a number across several devices," said Anthony Cox, author of the report.
 
The report found that stand-alone mobile VoIP players are evolving in their service offerings. However, despite widespread adoption among mobile operators for the increased network efficiency it affords, direct revenues from VoLTE will be low.
   
OTT voice services such as Skype are growing in popularity and partly causing the decline in voice revenues. A report from
 TeleGeography earlier this month found that the volume growth of international Skype-to-Skype traffic was double that of all the telcos in the world combined in 2013.
 
However, the Juniper report did not put a figure on how much voice revenues are being lost currently.
 
A Telco 2.0 report last November predicted that operators could lose up to €126 billion of their core revenues in five years if they do not make “dramatic improvements” to their voice and messaging strategies.
 
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