Skype's 0207 snafu - more analysis

As analyst Ian Fogg told us yesterday, Skype has a battle on its hands to regain the trust of business users, after it withdrew almost 10,000 0207-prefixed SkypeIn numbers from its user base.I contacted a few analysts for their opinions, and one more got back to me this morning, Mark Main of Ovum.

As analyst Ian Fogg told us yesterday, Skype has a battle on its hands to regain the trust of business users, after it withdrew almost 10,000 0207-prefixed SkypeIn numbers from its user base.

I contacted a few analysts for their opinions, and one more got back to me this morning, Mark Main of Ovum. He made an interesting point - not only is Skype's approach to VoIP very light on regulation, but its avoidance of infrastructural investment means it will always be over-dependent on those who do own the infrastructure. Over to Mark:

The problem can affect any telecoms business that relies on third parties for the supply of PSTN numbers for call termination. Ultimately it's down to Skype 's commercial people to ensure that the fine-print of supplier contracts does not leave them exposed in the future. Unfortunately its na

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