Thursday, January 12, 2012

[TeleGeography] Skype Grew by 48% in 2011 - Generating 25% of all International Minutes

TeleGeography reports that while ".. international long-distance traffic grew four percent in 2011, to 438 billion minutes" Skype's "..  cross-border Skype-to-Skype calls (including video calls) grew 48 percent in 2011, to 145 billion minutes .. Skype added 47 billion minutes of international traffic in 2011 — more than twice as much as all the telephone companies in the world, combined ".

Stephan Beckert, VP Strategy, said (understated?)  ".. Given Skype’s enormous traffic volumes, it’s difficult not to conclude that at least some of Skype’s growth is coming at the expense of traditional carriers"

See "International Call Traffic Growth Slows as Skype’s Volumes Soar" - here.

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