Skype has recently reached a new pinnacle of success, enjoying 23 million simultaneous users on March 8, 2010. The number of concurrent Skype users has been rising steadily since 2003, and a minimum of 26 million users are predicted by the end of 2010.
These numbers, collected by Skype Journal, are based on Dialtone measurements, and according to Skype writer Phil Wolff, are “the most useful measure we have of Skype's capacity.”
According to Wolff, Skype becomes more useful as more users use it – in other words, the longer people are using Skype, the more available they are for other people to call them. But this is more important in light of recent market analysis that shows Skype rapidly gaining market share in overall international calling. The combination is a form of growth that feeds off its own success, and it certainly spells great success for Skype in future.
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