Verizon will be launching a VoIP product, “the Hub”, that will also be the flagship of its FMC and likely femtocell position. The new product is designed to deal with the end-of-life issues facing TDM voice and to provide a lower-cost way of offering voice services without risking loss of customers to other providers or to free Internet systems.
Verizon will be using integration with Verizon Wireless services and management of all voice calling from a single device as the kickers. All of this proves that telecom providers are looking at the service layer for their solutions; nobody believes Verizon will build out IP infrastructure for this. It will simply ride on capacity that’s already there.