Wednesday, November 03, 2004

AOL France to go VoIP in 2005

I made a post some time back about AOL Europe perhaps being in a better position than its US parent to exploit some opportunities in broadband, and today Bloomberg reports that Les Echos (registration and knowledge of French required) carries an interview with AOL France's CEO, in which he confirms that the company is to launch a number of internet applications for mobile, including IM, as well as a Voice on the Internet offering, in early 2005. He also claims that the aggressive pricing employed by AOL France is winning back customers (he claims about 100k of the 150k who left in H1 have returned). My feeling is that we should look for similar moves next year from AOL across Europe.

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