An indicator of the falling costs of telecommunications in Nigeria are rates Skype, a leading Voice over IP provider, charges. These rates for the SkypeOut feature provide a comparative cost against virtually every country by reflecting connection costs associated with each destination. SkypeOut rates to Nigeria dropped in January 2006, reflecting increasing efficiencies and falling barriers. Compared to other African countries, the SkypeOut rate for Nigeria is nearly a third of Kenya’s, less than Zimbabwe, and nearly half that of calling Niger. Overall, the rates are comparable to South Africa with similar differences between mobile and landline destinations .