Telegeography is an analyst firm that great at one thing and one thing only. The numbers. While many firms try to be all things to all companies, I don't know a firm that can be as consistent or as concise with their factual reporting. So when today's news about the decline in International calling hit their site, I knew there was more to the story.
Turns out there is.
Skype minutes are UP. Way up. And the way they are looking, it looks like 2009 had a sizable rise and from what I hear, 2010 will be even bigger.
Now here's the big caveat. As more people connect to Skype the Skype In and Out minutes will flatten but Skype overall minutes will rise.
Oh, and if you ever wondered what the Skype folks think of me, I received this video from some friends in their London office...needless to say, I'm smiling! (Warning it takes a while to load)