30 Mar '15, 11am

WhatsApp voice service is another wake-up call for operators [Comment]...

WhatsApp voice service is another wake-up call for operators [Comment]...

WhatsApp’s expansion into voice calls is a significant event in the communications market. WhatsApp is probably the last major messaging platform to enable voice calls, but it is also the largest, with 700 million active users as of February 2015. Services such as Skype have historically addressed limited use cases, such as video calling or cheap international calls, and have therefore typically functioned as a secondary voice service. However, WhatsApp’s high levels of service penetration in many countries (such as Germany and Spain) mean that the service will be viable as a primary voice service for many. Operator service substitution is more extensive in the messaging market than in voice, and this is likely to continue in the short to medium term. However, the sheer size of WhatsApp’s network could disrupt the market and some operators are already adopting a defensive ...

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