Skype Vastly Grows Registered User Base

VoIP provider Skype yesterday said they’d globally reached a major milestone in the number of registered users who communicate using their service. Skype is available currently in 27 languages and used in almost every country around the world.

Skype’s magic number, the eBay company said, is now over the 100 million registered users mark. They’ve achieved this milestone in just two-and-a-half years’ time, nearly doubling in size from September 2005 when they had 54 million registered users.

“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,” said Niklas Zennstrom, CEO and co-founder of Skype, in a statement. “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. We owe the Skype community a debt of gratitude for helping us realize this exciting milestone and look forward to keep growing together.”