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Skype Handles Eight Per Cent Of All International Calls

Skype Handles Eight Per Cent Of All International Calls

Skype has become the brand name among VoIP companies. So perhaps it shouldn’t be a surprise to read new data from analysts TeleGeography that reveals the company now handles 8% of all international phone calls.

But it shows that a growing number of people are accepting VoIP as a normal thing. While international calling grew by 12% in 2008, Skype’s year-on-year growth was a remarkable 41%, logging 33 billion minutes last year.

In a statement, TeleGeography analyst Stephan Beckert said:

"Skype’s traffic growth has been remarkable. Only five years after its launch, Skype has emerged as the largest provider of cross-border voice communications in the world."

Of those 33 billion minutes, 8.4 billion used the paid ‘Skype Out’ service.

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