Skype Essay

3011 Words Apr 18th, 2014 13 Pages
Table of Content
Title page 1
Table of Content 2
Introduction 3
Global Statistics 4
Chart 1: Mobile Phone Traffic 4
Mobile Web
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Calls to other users within the Skype service are free of charge, while calls to landline telephones and mobile phones are charged via a debit-based user account system. Skype has also become popular for its additional features, including file transfer, and videoconferencing.
Global Statistics
People around the world are accessing the web via their smartphones more often than ever. So far in 2013, 17.4% of web traffic has come through mobile, representing more than a 6% increase since 2012 when 11.1% of traffic came from mobile.

Chart: 1 Mobile Phone Traffic

(Mashable, 2013)

According to Skype Journal, Skype Numerology research as of 28/09/2012 Skype had 31 million registered users in January, 2012.And then came the end of February with the release of the Skype for Windows Phone app and users downloads went from 31 million concurrent people online to (April 10, 2012) 40 million concurrent users online (Memeburn, 2013, Skype Numerology, 2013).
Globally, 80% of consumers have used computers to access the Web within the previous seven days. 60% used their mobile devices to do so (Google and the Mobile Marketing Association Survey).
Smartphones and tablet computers will increase mobile Web traffic by 26 times during the next four years (Cisco Systems, 2011).
There are 5 billion mobile phone users in the world, but only 1 billion smartphone users (Forbes, 2012)
25% of
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