Wednesday, May 11, 2011

For Microsoft, Skype Opens Vast New Market in Telecom - NYTimes.com

Beyond the Cisco/Facebook/Google/Microsoft competitive landscape, the Microsoft/Skype deal will accelerate market dynamics that are disruptive to the incumbent telecommunications players

The Microsoft-Skype deal, analysts suggest, also points to a rising wave of digital disruption in the telecommunications industry, as low-cost Internet-based communications put pressure on traditional carriers, especially their landline phone service. Says Mark R. Anderson, chief executive of the Strategic News Service, a technology newsletter, “The computer guys are going to teach the telecom carriers about the future of communications.”

For Microsoft, Skype Opens Vast New Market in Telecom - NYTimes.com

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