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Verso Announces Skype Filtering Trial
[November 08, 2005]

Verso Announces Skype Filtering Trial

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Packet-based technology provider Verso Technologies announced this week a paid trial of its NetSpective M-Class Solution to filter Skype and other peer to peer (P2P) communications with a Tier-One carrier based in China. The trial will be for an initial city level deployment and part of a sale for the fourth quarter of this year, subject to customer acceptance.      

Verso introduced the NetSpective M-Class with Skype filtering technology, what the company calls a first of its kind carrier-grade application filter for mobile operators, which offers a bandwidth optimization and content management tool specifically for the mobile carrier market.

"The trial is representative of the significant opportunities for Verso’s products in the Chinese market, where VoIP is highly regulated and the use of Skype software has been deemed illegal," said Yves Desmet, senior vice president, worldwide sales, Verso Technologies. "More and more countries are following China’s direction in evaluating the risks associated with the growing popularity of P2P communication such as Skype, due to intense security concerns with the use of this medium for unlawful purposes and its impact on carriers’ revenues and the bottlenecks their networks are experiencing.  We believe that this is just the beginning of a tremendous opportunity for Verso."
Verso made news back in September when it was tapped by Slovenia-based telecom provider,, for deployment of its VoIP system to support private and enterprise users in the Balkans market.
Verso will provide with its Class 4 and Class 5 softswitch systems for VoIP deployment. With DE.TEL,'s brand name international voice service, the company  claims to own the first license for International Telephony Operator services in Slovenia and offers call-by-call and carrier pre-selection services to users in several countries throughout the region, including Bosnia, Serbia, and Croatia. Verso's VoIP system will be first deployed in Slovenia and Germany, providing IP carrier interconnection in Slovenia, and carrier selection call-by-call in Germany.
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