by CIO Staff

Skype Reaches 100M User Mark

Apr 28, 20061 min

On Friday, voice-over IP provider Skype said it has signed on 100 million registered users globally, the Associated Press reports via the New York Post.

Skype, which is owned by eBay, also announced that it has nearly doubled its user base since September 2005, according to the AP.

Skype offers free software to Web surfers, which allows them to speak to each other via computers for no charge or pay a small fee to accept incoming calls from landlines and cell phones.

VoIP providers are wreaking havoc on the traditional telecom companies and shaking up the industry in general, because voice telephony technology gives users a more efficient, cheaper service than circuit-switched systems, the AP reports.

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