VSNL to provide support to Yahoo's voice services


 MUMBAI: Tata-controlled VSNL International will provide international retail call termination facilities for internet portal Yahoo's voice services.

"Yahoo! has selected VSNL International's Teleglobe voice peering and termination services to exchange high quality VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) traffic on a global basis," VSNL said in a statement today. VSNL International is the overseas arm of Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd (VSNL).

Yahoo! will use the Teleglobe VoIPLink™ service, a fast simple and cost effective way to bridge interoperability between VoIP networks, to terminate traffic anywhere in the world.

"Yahoo! is also utilising the Teleglobe VTS service to ensure quality and cost-effective retail termination for users of Yahoo! Voice’s Phone Out (PC-to-Phone) service worldwide," the release said. VSNL International is among a suite of providers delivering termination calling services for Yahoo! globally.

"We are excited to be working with Yahoo! and supporting its internet community with our innovative, high quality voice peering and termination services," says VSNL International president, global voice services, Michel Guyot. "Consumer VoIP providers, such as Yahoo!, as well as ISP /broadband providers today are looking to engage an experienced global partner to leverage the advantages of voice peering. In response to overwhelming market demand, we are customising our global voice peering services offerings to meet the needs of these providers."

The Teleglobe voice peering product, VoIPLink, is currently being utilized by over 450 customers. There are two VoIPLink interconnection products which allow for voice traffic exchange: Interdomain, which offers direct access to the VSNL International network for customers managing entire VoIP networks, and Gateway Direct, which provides direct access to the network for customers using stand-alone gateways for all call signaling, control and media. VSNL International provides interoperable service with a diverse list of VoIP equipment, software and protocols.


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