Will enterprise users buy business VoIP from consumer VoIP providers?

Right now, Verizon VoiceWing's VoIP service is aimed at residences and small businesses.But based on very informed scuttlebutt I've heard in corridors at the Fall 2005 VON show: I would not be the most surprised person in the world if, sooner rather than later, Verizon offered a branded VoIP for the Small to Medium Size Business market.

Right now, Verizon VoiceWing's VoIP service is aimed at residences and small businesses.

But based on very informed scuttlebutt I've heard in corridors at the Fall 2005 VON show: I would not be the most surprised person in the world if, sooner rather than later, Verizon offered a branded VoIP for the Small to Medium Size Business market.

If and when this happens, this will further indicate a realization on the part of consumer-themed VoIP access brands that they need a multi-tier packaging and marketing strategy.

Right now, most consumer VoIP brands are not strong players in enterprise VoIP- and enterprise VoIP service providers look askance at the consumer market as a commoditized, low margin, high-service cost business.

Surely the twain shall meet. I would look for the momentum to come from the consumer will build souped-up, enterprise-grade management software apps and then call the new product xxx"For Business."

My question is, will enterprise users buy upgraded versions of consumer VoIP?

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