Driving Voice-over-WLAN In The Enterprise
by Greg Collins
Published March 2006; Posted August 2006


Although both consumers and enterprises show keen interest in voice applications supported by wireless LAN (WLAN) networks, development of voice-enabled 802.11-based WLANs currently remains in the very early stages. Widespread adoption of voice-over-WLAN (VoWLAN) will not occur until the costs of deploying this technology decrease - or the perceived benefits surpass these costs - and VoWLAN functionality is embedded in mobile handsets. A look at the history of the data-centric WLAN market provides important clues as to how the industry might reduce VoWLAN costs in the present, as well as how the VoWLAN market may progress over the coming years.



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Greg Collins is a senior director at Dell’Oro Group Inc. and covers the wireless LAN equipment market.


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