by CIO Staff

Yahoo, iBasis Team Up for International VoIP

May 24, 20061 min

Yahoo and iBasis, a provider of global voice-over-IP (VoIP) services, have joined forces to offer the Yahoo Messenger with Voice, which will enable U.S. users to make PC-to-phone calls via iBasis’ international network, which spans more than 180 countries, according to a May 24 iBasis release.

U.S. customers can employ the Phone Out feature to place and receive calls to or from traditional or cell phones in the 180 countries covered by the iBasis Network. Phone calls to additional U.S. locations and 30 of the other countries will cost 2 cents per minute or less, according to the release.

“Like the Internet, Yahoo! is ubiquitous,” said Ofer Gneezy, CEO of Burlington, Mass.-based iBasis, in the release. “By delivering innovative services and compelling features to their enormous customer base, Yahoo is playing a major role in the transformation of how people communicate.”

Earlier this week, VoIP heavy Skype was sued by StreamCast Networks, the firm that provides the software that drives popular file-sharing site Morpheus, for allegedly using some of StreamCast’s VoIP-related technology. For more, read eBay, Skype, Others Sued by File-Sharing Co.

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