20/06/2005

Skype claims VoIP lead - vnunet.com

Skype claims VoIP lead - vnunet.com

Skype are the top VoIP provider, not really a suprise there. Skype don't consider Vonage, Callvantage and others "competition" and that's maybe more of a suprise. Skype is a consumer based P2P service that runs on your PC (or variants), it just works. However it's a softclient and can be affected by other processes on the PC.

Services like Vonage supply a box that plugs into your broadband connection and utilise a normal phone. Their service just works too, but the phone aspect makes it easier to use (well not having to have the PC on all the time).

Though Skype are increasing numbers rapidly, their business model is as yet undefined, while Vonage (and others) have both consumer and business offerings which potentially do have an economic model that can work.
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