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Skype Targets Developing Markets for Next Phase of Growth

Bevil Wooding writes to report: "Skype is looking to developing markets to increase its presence and its mobile business in places where smartphone use is less common.

While Skype can be used on Symbian, BlackBerry, Android, Palm and Windows 6.5 devices, those are not as prevalent in developing countries. To overcome that obstacle, Skype has developed a mobile client for lower-end phones that do not have Wi-Fi or 3G capabilities and hope to win the trust of operators by holding out the benefit that mobile customers will need to buy data packages in order to use Skype over the cellular network."

Read full story: Computerworld

By Bevil Wooding, Director of Caribbean Affairs, ARIN – Bevil provides strategic advice and operational support on cybersecurity, public policy and critical Internet infrastructure. Follow Wooding on Twitter: @bevilwooding and Facebook: facebook.com/bevilwooding or email  Visit Page

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