Is mobile substitution slowing?

Thursday, December 13, 2007

The Associated Press reports that a new federal study finds that more than one out of eight households have cell phones, but don't have the old-fashioned phones. However, the study also finds that the number of households relying solely on cell phones may be growing more slowly than in the past.

What do you think? Could you get by with just a cell phone, and without your traditional landline telephone?

Skype dominates VoIP (at least outside US)

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

According to IT Wire, Skype accounts for 95% of all VOIP on the net, but only 1% of the bandwidth. The study claims to have looked at three petabytes of anonymous data representing over one million users in Australia, Eastern Europe, Germany, the Middle East and Southern Europe during August and September 2007

P2P (file sharing) is the dominant consumer of bandwidth, accounting for over 90% of Internet bandwidth during the night, according to the research.