Skype Hits Record 25 Million Concurrent Users

Skype has reached a new usage record by registering 25 million concurrent users on Monday.

The popular VoIP service allows users to make cheap international and domestic calls from their desktops and mobile devices. The service, which was launched in 2003, is available on desktops and on a number of mobile devices including smartphones and games consoles.

In a blog post, the company said that in 2009, people used the company's voice and video calling services for around 113 billion Skype-to-Skype minutes. The VoIP service provider added that in the first six months of 2010, 40 per cent of all Skype-to-Skype minutes were video minutes.

“Our single minded focus is on building the best communications products, and building them for the whole world. This is not a hobby – it’s who and what we are. And at Skype, we have one ambition: to build communications products which billions of people embrace every day,” the company said.