International long-distance is going mobile

15 Dec 2008

Amidst relentless pressure on prices and a growing array of international communications services, international voice traffic continues to grow. According to new data from the annual TeleGeography study of the international voice market, international voice traffic reached 343 billion minutes in 2007, and is projected to reach 385 billion minutes in 2008.

Mobile phones have been a key driver of growth, due to subscriber growth in developing countries and the recent emergence of low-cost international mobile calling plans. In 2007, nearly one-third of international calls were placed from mobile phones, and 45% of international calls were terminated on mobiles. Current trends suggest that by 2009, more international calls will be made to mobile phones than to fixed lines.

Our annual TeleGeography study has been published continuously since 1989, and is the most complete source of data on the international long-distance market.

Contents include:

  • Route-by-route international PSTN traffic data for 80 countries and more than 1,600 international routes
  • Analysis of the impact of mobiles on the ILD market
  • Retail and wholesale traffic, pricing and revenue trends
  • Top 50 international wholesale destinations
  • Rankings of fastest growing countries by inbound and outbound traffic
  • Impact of Skype and consumer VoIP services on international long-distance

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