Skype Calls Now Account For One Third Of Total International Telephone Traffic


TeleGeography, a telecom market analysis firm has released a new data on international telephone traffic. According to their report, Skype calls now account for one third of the total international telephone traffic. International telephone traffic grew 5 percent in 2012, to 490 billion minutes. Skype-to-Skype voice and video traffic grew 44 percent in 2012, to 167 billion minutes. Microsoft bought Skype last year and since then Skype is showing impressive growth as usual despite heavy competition. I hope Microsoft can capitalize on the growth.

Source: Ars Technica

  • Alex F.

    Wow, that’s massive! But I did switch to Skype even for paid calls recently as it is cheaper than most alternatives (and more convenient).

  • guesttt999

    While this is impressive, I just wish Microsoft can focus more on its own products first. Skype for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 is lacking and needs massive improvements and features.

    • Tips_y

      +1. We wouldn’t be complaining if they didn’t have better apps for iOS and Android.

  • disqustingtard

    Yet that are still completely impotent to respond to the Whatscrapp threat. So easy to implement to cover every phone number in the world.