In An Effort To Become Ubiquitous, Skype Partners with Nokia

Skype, the darling of PC-based Internet telephony, announced news today that will extend the company’s reach beyond the personal computer. At Mobile Wold Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Skype announced a partnership with mobile handset maker Nokia whereby Skype software will be pre-loaded onto some NSeries phones starting in the third quarter of 2009. The upcoming…

Skype Surpasses 15 Million Concurrent Users!

While on Skype this morning, I noticed something I think is astonishing! 15+ million simultaneous online users! This is a huge feat that the Skype team should be very proud of. An a related note: Skype just launched Skype 2.8 for Mac and some versions for Android as well. Update: Looks like Skype just posted…

What’s Killing VoIP in the UK? ADSL

As a VoIP customer, I can attest that the number one factor that affects quality is network quality. Without an adequate pipe to route traffic, internet telephone (VoIP) calls sound terrible. According to The Register, potential VoIP business customers in the UK are avoiding the technologies because their internet connections to branch offices aren’t good…