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Skype Predictions

Some numbers are worth repeating even if they are speculation. These numbers on Skype suggest huge growth for Skype over the next three years. Implies 30-50 million Skypers by year end.

Evalueserve predicts there will be 140 million to 245 million Skype users by 2008, compared to about 15 million total today. Those numbers exclude enterprise users who might switch to future Skype business offerings, which could reduce telcos' revenues even further. silicon.com

From a telecom perspective I'd ask whether these numbers remain conservative. Adoption curves have a way of tipping. We've not got to that point yet.

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Personally Stuart I think Evalueserve has it all wrong.

Skype is adding about 100,000 new users per day. With the new offerings coming (SkypeIn, VM, Video, SMS)and the new partners in China and Japan we can probably expect that rate to climb to 200,000 per day by June.

So by the end of 2005 Skype should have 80 to 100 million users.

Regards,

Bill

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