European VoIP market growth: the empire strikes back

22 Feb 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.

While 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.

As these rankings suggest, the European consumer VoIP market remains fragmented and highly diverse, featuring a wide range of provider types and business models. In some countries, incumbents dominate; in others, competitive carriers have gained the advantage. Similarly, VoIP adoption differs widely across nations. For example, 34% of all French households subscribe to VoIP, compared to only 11% in Germany.

TeleGeography’s European VoIP Research Service is the authoritative source of data on consumer VoIP in western Europe. Contents include:

  • Overview of European consumer VoIP growth from 2004-2007
  • Detailed analysis of the VoIP markets in twelve European nations
  • Profiles of 68 leading consumer VoIP providers
  • Broadband and VoIP pricing summaries in twelve European nations
  • Continent-wide and national subscriber and revenue projections through 2012
  • All data are updated twice annually, and are current through mid-year 2007

Bi-annual updates, delivered in PDF and Excel spreadsheets, include country subscriber totals, provider rankings, VoIP projections by country and market indicators by country.

TeleGeography’s European VoIP Research Service