Skype claims VoIP lead

Almost half of all internet telephony goes to the London-based startup. Skype has claimed the top spot in the global voice over IP league, according to web traffic analysis by broadband management firm Sandvine.

The data puts the market share in North America for London-based Skype at 46.2 per cent, giving it a clear lead over other VoIP providers including Vonage, AT&T Callvantage and Dialpad, which was acquired by Yahoo last week.

The number two spot is hotly contested between several providers, a spokeswoman for Sandvine told vnunet.com.

Sandvine is a provider of broadband equipment allowing ISPs to give VoIP traffic priority over less time-sensitive data.

It claims that its equipment regulates traffic for over 20 million broadband subscribers worldwide, and 11 million of North America’s 60 million subscribers.

Although the comparison between… Read more at VNUnet.

Almost half of all internet telephony goes to the London-based startup. Skype has claimed the top spot in the global voice over IP league, according to web traffic analysis by broadband management firm Sandvine.

The data puts the market share in North America for London-based Skype at 46.2 per cent, giving it a clear lead over other VoIP providers including Vonage, AT&T Callvantage and Dialpad, which was acquired by Yahoo last week.

The number two spot is hotly contested between several providers, a spokeswoman for Sandvine told vnunet.com.

Sandvine is a provider of broadband equipment allowing ISPs to give VoIP traffic priority over less time-sensitive data.

It claims that its equipment regulates traffic for over 20 million broadband subscribers worldwide, and 11 million of North America’s 60 million subscribers.

Although the comparison between… Read more at VNUnet.

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