Google Readying VoIP Play

VoIP Inc., a voice over IP (VoIP) network services provider to carriers and ISPs, is helping Google get into the VoIP game. In a SEC filing on Monday, VoIP Inc. said that in September 2005 its "VoiceOne Communications subsidiary entered into a Master Service Agreement with Google Inc. to supply Voice-over-Internet Protocol services. The agreement contemplated a period of trial usage to determine compatibility. During October 2005 a series of purchase orders were issued for the interconnection of production of VOIP traffic, and [VoiceOne] has now effectuated a direct peering relationship with Google for the transport of such services at multiple locations." VoIP Inc. added it "anticipates that material sales of its services will commence during 2006," however "no material revenues were realized ... under the agreement during the year ended December 31, 2005." VoIP Inc. says its VoiceOne subsidiary's network includes 22 points of presence in the U.S. and over 5,000 local access points, reaching approximately 90 percent of the U.S. population. By using its own softswitch infrastructure, the company says VoiceOne's MPLS-based network is protocol agnostic, supporting SS7, PRI, H.323, SIP and MGCP, offering a flexible VoIP interconnection fabric for carriers and service providers. Google is already aggressively moving into video. Voice can't be far behind.
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