Rebtel, a leading mobile VoIP service provider and Skype competitor, has indicated it may launch an initial public offering in the next two to three years if it achieves its growth targets, its CEO told Reuters.
Microsoft's Skype unit launched a new program to support direct carrier billing for Skype mobile VoIP credits in Russia, and the company said it will bring the service to the United States as well.
Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich invested £70 million for a 23 per cent stake in low-cost international call provider Truphone.
Over-the-top players are increasingly being courted for partnerships and revenue-sharing opportunities by fixed and mobile operators, claims a new report from the Chief Marketing Officer Council
AT&T's decision to open up FaceTime for no additional charge to subscribers with older Apple iOS devices on tiered data plans is a sidebar to the real news, which is that innovative over-the-top offers from brands for which consumers hold great affinity are going to quickly populate the mobile environment.
There will be more than 1 billion users of over-the-top (OTT) mobile VoIP services by 2017, reflecting a dramatic shift in how voice traffic is carried over the next five years, according to a new report from Juniper Research.
In an era of scarce capital, the U.S. communications industry is making a remarkable investment in our country's infrastructure. In 2011, wireline, wireless and cable companies spent a total of $66 billion on their networks. But while all of that is encouraging, there is still room for improvement.
With the success of tablets, and at least modest cannibalization of PC sales, there has been a vigorous discussion about what the next era of "computing" will look like. I think we should be including, in this discussion, the "post-smartphone" era.
In today's spotlight, Fierce Telecom takes a look at the top five nightmares that may keep telecom executives up at night. The list includes patent trolls, special access rules for competitive local exchange carriers, and debate over which organizations should be able to control the Internet.
Over-the-top VoIP services like Skype are predicted to cost telcos $479 billion (€370 billion) by 2020, according to a new study from research firm Ovum, but the situation for operators may not be as dire as many think.