22 February 2008
Consumer VoIP subscriber growth continues to soar in Western Europe,
reaching 21.7 million at mid-year 2007, up from 15.6 million only six
months earlier. TeleGeography estimates that the ranks of European VoIP
subscribers had grown to 28.9 million by year-end 2007.
VoIP is often associated with competitive carriers and cable companies,
many European incumbents have counter attacked by launching their own
VoIP services, often with great success. France Telecom has emerged as
by far the largest consumer VoIP provider in Europe, while BT, Telecom
Italia, and KPN all rank among the top ten European VoIP operators.