Skype chief talks down mobile VoIP

by admin January 12, 2007 at 10:38 am

High data tariffs stifling uptake

High data charges are stopping the mobile version of Skype from becoming more widespread, according to the company’s head of business development.

The release of a download version of the Skype software that works on Nokia 3G phones had fuelled speculation that the software would be ported to all mobiles.

However, Skype’s Eric Lagier maintained that the ongoing development of the software will be hampered if network operators fail to offer cheaper flat-fee wireless broadband packages.

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