According to All Things Digital, Facebook and Skype are about to form a partnership which will see Facebook users being able to make Skype calls and send Skype SMS messages to each other from their profile pages.
The deal will also benefit Skype users, who will gain access to Facebook’s messaging service, Facebook Connect.
Facebook has also announced a deal with business phone and software company Avaya, which will allow Avaya users to make calls through Skype Connect.
The deal also involves the integration of Skype’s and Avaya’s services into a single platform, taking Skype into the US enterprise market.
The deals will strengthen Skype’s forthcoming initial public offering, which is hopes will raise up to $100 million.