We know it sounds incredible, but 2020 was the year of videophone

You can guess what amazing reasons lie behind it.

A Juniper Research According to a study published on Monday, we made 1.8 billion mobile video calls worldwide in 2020 – an increase of exactly 50% compared to 2019 (1.2 billion).

In the shadow of the coronavirus epidemic, of course, it’s no surprise that this is how the numbers turned out, and the trend is sure to intensify further: the publication predicts 4.5 billion users on platforms by 2025, representing 50% of global mobile subscribers.

The market for mobile voice and video calls, especially in North America and Europe, will strengthen in the coming years, with 70% of mobile subscribers expected to resort to such solutions by 2025.

The writing also goes on to suggest that these IP-based services will go beyond smartphones, so it might be worthwhile integrating them with other devices such as smart speakers. The co-author, George Crabtree too said, the next four years will provide excellent ground for such developments, but also for the launch of new videophone services.

A further prediction is that the number of VoLTE connections (voice over LTE, i.e. voice-based mobile calls over the data network) will jump from 3.3 billion to 5.5 billion between 2021 and 2025, thanks, of course, to the widespread use of 5G subscriptions.

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Source: PC World Online Hírek by pcworld.hu.

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