Equipment costs for mobile phones and potential VoIP systems are decreasing as technology improves, Germany's Infineon has concluded.
The company said Tuesday that its Dual-Channel Subscriber Line Interface Controller-Single Package technology will make VoIP modems and PBXs not only available in smaller sizes but with sturdier and more robust performance.
Mass production of the DuSLIC-SP begins in Q1 2006.
Infineon also sees mobile-phone costs plunging. Company officials in India told EETimes that its new low-cost platforms can bring handset costs down below $20 and to as low as $15.
EETimes said Motorola and Phillips are also working on sizable reductions in equipment prices.
Copyright 2005 by United Press International
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