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Firm hits out at "critical" Skype problems

Invites Zennstrom to USA. Cough
Thu Nov 17 2005, 15:05
VERSO TECHNOLOGIES claimed that applications like Skype created "several critical and well documented problems for carriers".

The CEO of Skype didn't take kindly to Verso installing filters blocking its traffic in China.

A statement from Verso claimed its carrier grade application filter was suitable for cable and mobile operators "seeking to selectively disable undesirable network traffic by applications such as Skype and other P2P applications".

That's fighting talk. Verso claimed that Skype increased congestion on networks, interrupted or degraded service for mission critical applications, violated legal intercept requirements established by most nations around the world, and posed security risks including distribution of viruses and denial of service attacks and remote access control.

Verso said has a trial agreement with a tier one carrier in China that it would not name. Monty Bannerman said that Skype founder Niklas Zennstrom should come to the US where Verso would give him a personal demonstration of its products.

This quip presumably refers to reports that Ebay has to hold its board meetings in Europe for some arcane reason. µ


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