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Instant Messenger Nimubzz buzzing with 100 million users, India accounts for 17 million users
Instant Messenger Nimubzz buzzing with 100 million users, India accounts for 17 million users
By: iMedia News Bureau

Nimbuzz, a leading cross-platform IM service has announced that it has become one of the largest mobile and web communications platforms, with more than 100 million users worldwide.

The software supports multiple services, including Windows Messenger, Yahoo!, Google Talk, Facebook and Twitter in a single client, allowing users to chat with each other across different platforms for free. Members can call each other over the internet, chat, and share multimedia content.

The Netherlands-based mobile communications company claims that out of its 100 million users from 80 countries, 17 million users come from India alone, while the Middle East makes up for around 30 million users, 14 million from South Asia and the rest coming from Africa, Europe and the US.

A smarter, cheaper approach to global communication launched in 2006, Nimbuzz enables free video and voice calling between users, while dramatically reducing the cost of calls to landline and mobile phones. Nimbuzz unifies and enables communication across major platforms, including MSN, GTalk, Yahoo!, social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, mobile platforms like iOS, Android, Symbian, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and J2ME as well as Windows, Mac and Web.

Commenting about reaching 100 million mark, Nimbuzz CEO Vikas Saxena, said, “Families and friends are attempting to communicate with each other through mobile devices around the world, but many operating systems and communication platforms require the use of large amounts of expensive data. Nimbuzz bridges this gap by providing a single platform, with low-to-no cost at all, across any device in any form of voice, video, file sharing and more. We are powering a global audience of more than 100 million connected mobile users -- a milestone that only a couple dozen companies in the history of the Internet have reached."

Key User Growth Statistics

  • More than 100 million users in 80 countries: Asia (31); Middle East (30 million); Africa (13); Europe (10); USA (6.5)
  • 100-percent year-over-year growth
  • More than 4,000 devices supported
  • More than 1 billion minutes of Nimbuzz P2P, NimbuzzOut and SIP calls made per month