Skype got hit by an untimely outage that started yesterday. The P2P communication service is still not working for millions of users around the world. According to Skype essential supernodes failed due to a software issue yesterday that are necessary to connect communication partners.
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Earlier today Skype posted on their blog an update that 5 million people are online, which is about 30% of normal. A short while ago Skype saw in increase in online users to 10 million. So about two thirds of regular Skype users have service again. Maybe by the end of the day Skype is back to normal.
Skype noted that their enterprise product was not affected by this outage. Not very comforting to users around the globe that wanted to call relatives for the holidays.
Skype updated again on the situation and says that there are now 16.5 million users online. Below you can watch a video of Skype CEO Tony Bates elaborating on the downtime.