Skype was launched in the end of August 2003 by two Scandinavian technology entrepreneurs – Niklas Zennstorem of Sweden and Denmark’s Janus Friis. Since then, the all-popular communication platform has reduced the vast expanse of world into a small room.

Let’s have a look at some of the key reasons why Skype is pretty popular. Via Skype, one can make calls, voice and video free of cost and in case you wish to connect to conventional telephone networks, you will have to shell out a few but nominal extra bucks. The mode of payment is pretty easy as well and the users need to make the payment via debit-based user account system.

Besides, Skype has also gained widespread popularity for its other additional features like file transferring and videoconferencing. What needs mention here is, unlike other VoIP services, Skype is based on a hybrid peer-to-peer and client-server system and it uses background processing on computers which run on Skype software, which gets its mention in Skype’s genuine and original proposed name – Sky Peer-to-Peer

Currently, there are 300 million people worldwide who make two billion minutes of video calls per, as claimed by a news agency. Undoubtedly, the name Skype has become a pretty common stuff and it would not be wrong to say that it has become a ‘keyword’ for everyone, whose swears by internet and related web-based services, pretty similar to Facebook, Twitter, Google etc.

Skype has come a long way and in its course of journey, it has played an instrumental role in bringing people closer and helped them transcending geographical boundaries in one of the easier manner possible. We at Jagran Post, wish Skype, a very happy birthday.