SKYPE ACHIEVES 100 MILLION USERS
People worldwide demonstrate rapid-growing desire to communicate on the Internet
LUXEMBOURG, APRIL 28, 2006—Skype, the global Internet communications company, today reached a major milestone when it passed 100 million registered users. The company achieved this milestone in just two-and-a-half year’s time, and has nearly doubled in size from September 2005 when it had 54 million registered users. Skype makes it easy for anyone with an Internet connection to make free, unlimited worldwide voice and video calls.
“Skype has grown in leaps and bounds by making it simple for anyone across the world with an Internet connection to do something they could not do before – talk for as long as they like, to whoever they like for no cost. Passing 100 million registered users within such a short time reinforces how much people love how easy Skype makes it to call friends, family and colleagues all over the world for free,” said Niklas Zennström, CEO and co-founder of Skype. “We owe the Skype community a debt of gratitude for helping us realize this exciting milestone and look forward to keep growing together.”
Skype is the world’s fastest-growing Internet communication offering, allowing people everywhere to make unlimited voice and video communication for free between the users of Skype software. Skype is available in 27 languages and is used in almost every country around the world. Skype generates revenue through its premium offerings such as making and receiving calls to and from landline and mobile phones, as well as voicemail and call forwarding. Skype also has relationships with a growing network of hardware and software providers. Skype is an eBay company (NASDAQ: EBAY).
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Skype is not a replacement for your ordinary telephone and cannot be used for emergency calling.
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