29 November 2007
German traffic management company, ipoque, has released a study
that shows 95 per cent of all Internet VoIP traffic is Skype traffic.
The study was conducted in five regions during August and September
2007 and looked also at P2P traffic, video streaming, instant messaging
(IM) and file hosting.
The study looked at three petabytes of anonymous data
representing over one million users in Australia, Eastern Europe,
Germany, the Middle East and Southern Europe and found that the results
for these different regions vary considerably.
Of the IP
Telephony results, iPoque said that Voice over IP (VoIP) is used by 30
percent of all users with Skype by far the most popular. But although
it has "become a commodity application" it still only accounts for one
percent of the Internet traffic.