13% of voice is now VoIP

About 13% of international voice traffic is now carried by Internet telephony. Although less than one-fifth of 1% of U.S. phone lines use a VoIP phone service, the technology is making huge inroads behind the scenes, in long-distance networks and at big companies, according to a new report by TeleGeography. The 13% of global phone traffic that analyst Stephan Beckert estimates is now transported via voice over IP accounts for nearly 24.5 bil minutes a year. In 2002, voice over IP’s share of international traffic was 10%; it was 4% in 2000.

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