Analysis: The dynamics of the Skype IPO.

Competitor sees strategy to achieve improved numbers as the VoIP provider nears its initial public offering.

 By VoipPlanet.com Staff
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"The big news last week was the announcement that Skype will take its show to Wall Street with an IPO," observes Skype competitor Rebtel's CEO Andreas Bernström, writing on Business Insider.

"Calling services have experienced a rebirth of cool since the beginning of VoIP a few years ago, . . . which makes for an exciting time for Skype, but also a clear pressure to generate an exit with competition heating up," Bernström writes.

"Whether an IPO or strategic sale is the final goal, [stakeholders] Silverlake, Andreessen Horowitz, eBay and the original founders are looking for an exit, and releasing the right numbers at the right time is the way to play Wall Street’s expectations game," he writes.

Click the link below to read Bernström's full analysis:
Skype Rival Says Skype Should Have An Easy Time Blowing Out Its Numbers

This article was originally published on Aug 18, 2010
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