Voice over IP (VoIP) technology is poised to make a splash in trading rooms, according to a survey conducted by Finextra. Fifty-four percent of respondents say their organizations plan to move to IP trading turrets within a single converged enterprise LAN (local area network), enabling the transfer of both voice and data over a single network, within the next three years, states the report, which surveyed 35 people in the global financial services industry who are responsible for voice and data technologies within their businesses. Currently, many VoIP deployments exist on segregated networks, Finextra notes.
Still, firms do have concerns about converged VoIP. Thirty-four percent of survey respondents say they have no plans to apply a converged LAN for VoIP. Among the obstacles to embracing a converged IP trading environment, according to Finextra, reliability and availability ranked highest, with latency and call quality, as well as the potential impact of VoIP traffic on data requirements, falling closely behind. <<<