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VoIP Is Growing Fast
Internet telephony, the already famous VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol), is one of the most successful alternatives to classical wired telephony, especially concerning the calls' pricing, and it's no wonder that the number of people using this type of services has doubled over the past year, according to a report of the analysts from Point Topic.
According to this report, over 11 million people worldwide are using a subscription-based VoIP telephony system, compared to only 5 millions
last year, without taking into account the users of "soft-client" services such as Skype.
The first position in the VoIP top is occupied by the Japanese, with over 7.2 million users, followed by the Americans, with 2.1 million users. In Europe, the French seem to be the leading, with 1.2 million subscribers.
As we've pointed out before, these figures do not include the Skype services users. However, the Point Topic report points out that, although the service has over 35 million registered customers, only few of them use it on a regular basis, their number being estimated at around 6 millions.
Nevertheless, it is very likely that in the near future these services will become even more popular, considering that soon they’ll probably be available on mobile devices as well (others than laptops, obviously).
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