JAJAH, one of the managed services provider in IP-telecommunications, about whom we have posted articles since it's inception, announced that its platform has been selected by Gizmo5, a widely used free mobile and computer-based VoIP service, to provide handling of all call termination for Gizmo5 as well as additional tailored services including customer care and billing.
Softphones, that people use to make IP-telephone calls (VoIP Calls) directly from Internet-connected computers or mobile devices, and are increasingly being used as an alternative to landline phones by telecommuters and mobile users. The softphone market is poised for significant growth as competition heats up and global unified communications take hold. The ability to connect a handset to a computer via devices such as Bluetooth Headsets, USB Phones as well as wireless phones have made softphones a part of regular computer application, just like internet browser. Mobile users just use their phones, just like any other phone call.
A recent Frost & Sullivan report finds that the percentage of the total VoIP IP Telephony market that softphones represent will increase from 5 percent to 20 percent by 2014. Softphone sales rose to 416,000 units, worth $18.9 million in 2007, a 30 percent increase in dollar terms over the previous year.
Congratulations Jajah and Gizmo5.
The Jajah announcement could be found here.