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Skype Outage Hits Users Worldwide

December 23rd, 2010 12:02 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

Hugh Pickens writes “The LA Times reports that millions of Skype phone users worldwide couldn’t make calls or were dropped in mid-conversation, because of a network connection failure that began about 9 a.m. Wednesday PST. ‘For a communications system this large to go down, it’s almost unheard of,’ says Charles S. Golvin, a Forrester Research analyst. ‘Usually when phone lines are disrupted, the blackout is confined to a specific geographical area. This is worldwide.’ In theory, Skype, which is based on peer-to-peer networking technology shouldn’t see an outage but that is not really the case — the company has a massive infrastructure that it uses for purposes such as authentication and linking to the traditional phone networks. ‘The outage comes at a time when Skype is starting to ask larger corporations for their business,’ writes Om Malik. ‘If I am a big business, I would be extremely cautious about adopting Skype for business, especially in the light of this current outage.’”

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