As you’ve no doubt heard, Microsoft has just acquired VoIP player Skype for $8.5 billion. And of course everyone wants to know what it means.

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The biggest hurdle to Microsoft’s $8.5 billion acquisition of VoIP provider Skype could be Nokia, a leading industry watcher says.
 
The software giant revealed plans to acquire the VoIP market leader yesterday.
 
But Fred Huet, managin

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After years of anemic growth, global Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunking revenue more than doubled over the past year, making it one of the fastest-growing segments of the Voice over IP (VoIP) market.

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VoIP and instant messaging application breakdown, AllotDemand for global mobile data bandwidth soared 73% in the back half of 2010 fuelling a near 200% rise in usage over th

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OvumLegacy networking technologies, particularly TDM private lines, frame relay, and ATM, are declining rapidly in Australia and New Zealand and are being replaced by IP V

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Cost optimization, convergence and productivity improvement are critical factors driving enterprises and network operators to adopt unified communication (UC), VoIP, telepresence/videoconferencing, cloud-based services, collaboration and virtualization.

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For the past 30 years or so, many homes across the U.S. have had both a telephone provider and a cable provider.

In the early days of cable in the late ‘70s and into the 1980s, I’m sure most people would have assumed they’d be paying two bills for the foreseeable future.

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The Chinese government has moved to reassure that it will not be banning Skype, but said it will continue a crackdown on what it considers to be illegal VoIP services.
 
The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology's (MIIT) planned action, widely reported last week, will

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Skype has revealed it is still up and running in China, despite reports the government is cracking down on VoIP services not offered by the three major state-owned operators.
 
“Skype is not banned [in China],” company spokeswoman Jennifer Caukin

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VoIP player Skype suffered a global outage in its free service on Wednesday, leaving tens of millions of users unable to access the service for several hours.
 
The outage came to light as Skype users in Asia, Europe and the US began posting complaints that the free service was down.

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