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March 31, 2008



To me personally, Skype has always been an IM with voice. Although one might argue that this is not a bad way to drive VoIP adoption further ahead, I believe we haven't seen yet any major shift in value, and therefore, I'm a little bit hesitant to consider it as a major disruption to traditional telecoms. I think up until now what it does is largely limited to commoditization. And that, in my opinion, wouldn't really bring much value to VoIP itself.
On the other hand though, I believe the website (as a concept) has much more disruptive potential, particularly with regards to 'rich communications', and maybe 'web-based mashups' (especially communication mashups) are a good way to go.
At the end of the day, I believe the best thing about VoIP is its non-voice part, or in other words, its ability to bring additional value to communication. In a million ways.
In fact, I believe it so much ... that I recently left the telecom business to pursue such models. :)


I remember the first time I started to speak through internet , it was with skype.So there is no doubt that they must be having these many users as they were first to bring this kind of technology.

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