Metric: VoIP, mobile to kill landlines in Europe

According to researcher Analysys, traditional telephone service in Western Europe will decline significantly over the next four years. VoIP and mobile phone services will account for 60 percent of all residential voice service spending in Western Europe by 2010. A quarter of households in Western Europe will switch away from plain telephone services by 2010 to a combination of mobile and VoIP service. The researcher predicts that in the next five years 45 percent of voice minutes will be made from a mobile or VoIP connection, compared to 28 percent in 2004.

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