Telio is an interesting, Oslo based VoIP operator started by a couple of bright ex Ericsson guys. I had the opportunity of meeting them as the last Pulver IP Communication Industry Executive Summit . Telio just announced that it will take over Musimi. With the acquisition, Musimi will become a part of Telio's Danish subsidiary.
According to the Danish Computerworld online, Telio has achieved great success in Norway by offering unlimited broadband telephony, VoIP to fixed net phones and 100 minutes of conversation time abroad for a fixed price of 19 euro per month. Musimi's founder, Jens Kristian Davidsen, says that, despite the acquisition, the company will maintain its focus on a very limited target group: computer nerds. In the last eight months, Musimi has attracted 4,300 customers who pay very low prices for IP telephony but do not get any kind of technical support.While Telio has a great team, and has deployed a good service, at a very low cost and OPEX investment, I'm not sure how this will evolve in the long term, and how you can will in such a business with no barrier to entry... ... At least telio did not raise 200M$ (like Vonage), and might still be viable in the mid-term as a great niche provider (with little or no pressure to exit ...)