41 million people online!

Today, we reached more than 41.5 million concurrent users online.

Probably still related to the Skype for Windows Phone app, that went out of "beta", the new 1.0 version was released!

This is the most phenomenal growth period of the Skype history!


Skype fast growth and Skype for Windows Phone app

It is very evident that we have the fastest period ever in Skype growth, after many months of stagnation, almost 300 days! (See also my post of December 26, Stuck @ 30 million). Thereafter we reached slowly the 31 million people online half January!

And then came the end of February with the release of the Skype for Windows Phone app …

In some weeks we went from 31 million concurrent people online to (yesterday Monday April 10, 2012) 40 million concurrent users online. Very interesting to note also that the 40 million milestone was reached on a day that was a Holiday in quite some countries. As my blog reader Raffaele D'Abrusco correctly noticed, usually there is a drop of concurrent users online when big countries have a Holiday! Well, to be honest, we had also some "record" days on a Sunday the last weeks, same reasoning … quite unusual if we compare with the past history!

And indeed, when we look at the download curve of Skype clients, we see clearly a bent in the download speed from the end of February on, exactly at the moment of the Skype for Windows Phone app release, see graph below!When will this stop? At the "Summer recession"?


40 million people online today

Not much time to blog more today, but, yes, the growth of Skype users goes on!