Skype service resumes after major outage

Following its major outage last Wednesday, which affected the majority of Skype's user base, the Internet telephony company's services have since "stabilized" and are back online.

Skype is online again after a major outage that hit the majority of the Internet telephony service's users.

Skype has been stabilized
after engineers added extra infrastructure to the service's communications fabric, Skype's chief executive Tony Bates wrote in a blog post last Thursday night.

"At this stage we feel we have pretty much stabilized the network for the core services--IM [instant messenger], audio and video--and we're running roughly at around 90-plus percent of what we'd typically see from a user load on a day like today," Bates said in a video that accompanied the post.

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