Video messaging applications, such as Skype, are rapidly changing how we communicate with each other on a daily basis. According to new data from TeleGeography, Skype-to-Skype voice and video traffic grew 44% in 2012—to 167 billion minutes. This strong surge in growth represents more than twice the combined total voice minutes achieved by all international operators last year.
So, are consumers making fewer international calls? Actually the opposite is true; the TeleGeography data found that if Skype’s traffic were added to the volume of international phone calls, international voice traffic would have grown 13% in 2012.