Skype All Hype?

Skype has become the darling of the media and blogosphere, and whatever modicum of skepticism that was there about its claims has vanished into thin air. Most are impressed by 41 million users (though no one can substantiate the number). Except one man – Aswath Rao who unmasks the Skype claims in his latest post. Niklas Zennström, CEO of Skype told EE Times , “Skype is the only one that uses peer-to-peer technology for voice services. Other VoIP services are using a client-server technology… It can take advantage of full broadband bandwidth, so you don’t need to compress the voice as much to get a richer sound experience.” Aswath thinks that the statement is a bit of bull. because Skype’s supernodes are nothing but servers, and clients are on your desktops. He takes the claim of the superior voice quality is a bit misleading. Read the full post.


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