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Mobile users want broadband and VoIP

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Hot off the PR Newswire:
Lucent gauged interest in five applications – VoIP, video conferencing, communicate and collaborate, multicasting and business continuity. VoIP, consisting of basic VoIP and IP PBX features, generated the greatest willingness to buy amongst enterprise communications technology decision makers and was the top driver for switching carriers.
Company decision makers were responsive to the option of high-speed data on their mobile phones:
-- 76 percent of companies currently using EV-DO Rev. 0 are willing to pay a premium over current spending for premium mobile broadband.
-- 34 percent of the companies that are not currently using EV-DO Rev. 0 are willing to pay $60 or more per user per month for premium mobile broadband.
Consumers also expressed interest in broadband for the purposes of video and other features:
Among the topics covered with consumers, Lucent evaluated interest in video calling, video sharing, multimedia ring-back, content sharing, and "share and discuss." Video calling and video sharing were the two most popular applications.
-- More than 60 percent of respondents who currently spend money for such services are willing to pay extra for premium mobile broadband.
-- 40 percent of respondents who currently do not spend any money on such services are willing to pay extra.
When will the mobile carriers get with it and give consumers and business users the services they want AND are willing to pay extra for?


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