• What is skype?
• Originally proposed name was Sky Peer to Peer
• It provides services free for PC to PC
• Its additional features of file transfer &
videoconferencing made it more famous.
How Skype Came Into Existence?
2003 • Skype is born.
2005 • eBay Acquires Skype for $2.6B
2006 • New Skills were set for Skype
2007 • Skype gets involved in controversies
2009 • Skype gets fired
2010 • Microsoft acquires Skype
Features & SIGNIFICANCE Of
• Skype parent was Kazaa.
• Skype uses VOIP(Voice Over Internet Protocol)
• VOIP is a proprietary protocol.
• Skype_in and Skype_out concepts
• Cheaper International phone calls adds to its
• Very useful for students and business employees.
Some Technical Stuff Of Skype
Important elements in skype network:-
ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES
• Free communication
• Can call across the world
• Cheap to use (if you are a subscriber)
• Both the communicating parties should have
Skype software installed.
• No language translators