Skype Outage Problems: Were You Affected?
It seems there is a problem with the VoIP service Skype in as much there was an outage across the globe with reports in Europe, the United States and Japan, and Skype doesn’t seem to know why.
According to an article over on the BBC, the CEO of Skype, Tony Bates said “We take outages like this really seriously and apologise for the inconvenience users are having.” Bates continued with “Right now it looks like clients are coming on and offline and sometimes they are crashing in the middle of calls. We are deep in the middle of investigating the cause of the problem and have teams working hard to remedy the situation.”
According to an article on ReadWriteWeb, they say they have monitored user complaints that reported the inability to login to Skype along with crashing on all platforms, mobile and computer.
Bates said “all avenues are being explored,” and hasn’t rules out a malicious attack on the service, and estimates that Skype has lost roughly ten million calls due to the outage.
So what we’d like to know is where any of our readers affected by this outage of Skype and if so what problems did you have and is the Skype service working for you now?