Skype now accounts for a third of international calls
Screenshot of an international Skype call
One interesting statistic is that if you add Skype's volume of international calls to the amount of minutes handled by the traditional telcos, the 12% annual growth is right on par historically. That suggests that demand for international calling hasn't risen, but that those who make such calls have cut some of the traditional firms out of the equation, replacing them with Skype.
source: TeleGeography via arstechnica
1. Cyan3boN (Posts: 425; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
I thought Skype was heading to the gutters when MS bought it, but I was wrong. Well done MS.
2. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
In fact this was one asset which M$ never wanted it to go to Google. So the high price tag.
3. suneeboy (Posts: 163; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)
Just need the video quality to improve on their cell phone apps and then it will get all of the praise it really deserves.