U.S. company hopes to block Skype in China

Verso Technologies, of Atlanta, Georgia, hopes to soon win a contract to block Chinese Internet users from using eBay's Skype VoIP (voice over Internet Protocol) software, the company said Monday. A Chinese telecommunications operator has begun a paid trial of Verso's NetSpective M-Class filter, a product that is designed to block VoIP calls made using Skype, as well as other peer-to-peer applications, Verso said in a statement. If the paid trial now underway in one Chinese city goes well, the operator will purchase the NetSpective M-Class application filter before the end of the year, it said. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. U.S. company hopes to block Skype in China | InfoWorld | News | 2005-11-08 | By Sumner Lemon, IDG News Service

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