Skype can now boast being one of the leaders in maintaining communications internationally with over 405 million registered international users. According to TeleGeography, 8% of all international calls were made via Skype services in 2008 which is up 41% from the previous year. Over 380 billion minutes of international calls were used last year which is up 12% from 2007.
Skype, which has been popular among individual users for both national and international calls via the internet and instant messaging through its Skype Out program, has now announced its Beta version of Skype for SIP for business users. Business can receive calls through their exsisting telephone office system instead of having to use their computer system at no cost to the consumer.