Each month, we collect miscellaneous happenings, studies, trends or observations you might have missed. This month we feature the stampede to offer VoIP and share some statistics on worldwide broadband growth.
VoIP Profusion: Everyone's Doing It
Last month, ebay bought skype. This month a few more companies linked their names with VoIP. These include:
Broadband Growth Shifting
Point Topic has issued their World Broadband Statistics for mid-2005 and has made some observations based on the new numbers. The worldwide growth rate of broadband is leveling off (although 16% growth between December 2004 and the end of Q2 2005 is still a pretty big number).
As broadband growth slows in the countries where it first took off--South Korea, Canada, Japan--broadband growth has been shifting to Europe, including the UK, France, Finland, Norway and Switzerland. See additional insights at the Point Topic website ( www.point-topic.com ).