36% of international calls are VoIP

21 Jun 2005

According to reports in today’s local newspapers, VoIP services account for 36% of Brazil’s international calls, a figure which is increasing all the time, with new players entering the market on an almost daily basis. The increasing popularity of VoIP caused fixed line operators to lose an estimated BRL880 million (USD369 million) worth of revenues in 2004, with the government also losing BRL252 million in taxes. The main VoIP providers in Brazil are GVT, TVA and Skype.