Skype WiFi outage explained


Did you have trouble logging on to Skype with your Skype-certified WiFi phone this weekend?

Fellow blogger Tom Keating was first up with this news. And now another colleague and friend, Skype Journal’s Jim Courtney, reports that a Skype Public Chat carried a statement from Skype about what caused the problem:

Users of some Skype Certified devices experienced login problems on Sunday when a server-hosting location experienced network connection difficulties. As a result, some services became temporarily unavailable. This has since been rectified. The scale of the problem was minor and we’ve taken appropriate precautions to avoid it happening again.

Hopefully so, but as an occasional Skype mobile user I’d like to see some more details about the “appropriate precautions.”

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