From KaZaA to Skype



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Code : BSM0006

Year :
2004

Industry : Internet and e-commerce

Region : USA

Teaching Note:Not Available

Structured Assignment :Not Available

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Abstract: Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis, the creators of KaZaA, the on-line file-sharing programme, entered the voice over Internet protocol (VOIP) market with their new service, Skype – a PC to PC telephony software. Launched in August 2003, Skype used the same peer-to-peer (P2P) infrastructure that was the basis of KaZaA and which did not require expensive central servers for its maintenance. The creators offered the basic service for free and planned to generate revenues by offering premium, paid-for services in the future.

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Pedagogical Objectives:

  • To discuss the potential of Skype to emerge as a niche player in the VOIP market
  • To discuss the current status of the VOIP service provider market and its competitive makeup
  • To discuss the Skype's business model, legal issues, its position in the market and the challenges it faces

    Keywords : Skype, KaZaA, Voice over Internet protocol (VolP), Niklas Zennstr÷m, Janus Friis, AT&T, Peer-to-peer (P2P), Internet telephony, Napster, Vonage, Technology Management Case Study, Voice over Internet protocol (VoIP), Fastrack, Network address translation

    Contents :
    » FOUNDING KaZaA
    » SKYPE
    » BUSINESS MODEL


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