As of September 30, Skype hit over 520MM accounts.
Skype to Skype minutes surged to over 27 Billion
Graphs from Jean Mercier Blog
Skype is now running at an annualized revenue of almost $750MM
Skype had a booth at VoiceCon. They had continuous traffic. The big topic was Skype’s support for the Session Initiated Protocol (SIP) which allows Skype to connect to existing PBXs.
Siemens, IBM, MSoft and Avaya are competing to be the Unified Communication provider for the Enterprise. They whole scene reminded me of the time when Unix boxes started to appear in the enterprise. Skype is still a nit from a revenue standpoint compared to a Siemens but is in a great position to play a dominate role as the platform for communication moves from hardware to software.
One speaker reported replacing 600 PBXs at remote offices with 2 Servers running SIP in his datacenter. If that isn’t a Paradigm shift, I don’t know what is.