Skype signs up 100 millionth user

Skype signs up 100 millionth user

VoIP network claims milestone

Skype on Thursday afternoon has signed up its 100 millionth user.

"As far as we know, no internet program has hit that mark in two and a half years since their birth before," Skype touted on a company blog.

It the VoIP and messaging provider would want to print a phone book with all the names of its users, the book would be 57,000 pages thick.

Skype was founded in 2004 by Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis. Zennström had previously co-founded KaZaA, a peer to peer file sharing client that to date has been downloaded nearly 390m times.

Skype develops an internet telephony and messaging application that allows users to place phone calls over the internet free of charge and call regular telephone numbers at a discounted rate. The firm also offers premium service such as voice mail and inbound phone calls.

Ebay acquired Skype last September for $2.6bn.