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PSINet, Wang Global in Worldwide VOIP Alliance

Looking to grow its international customer base, Internet service provider PSINet Inc. Monday added network firm Wang Global to its list of partners supporting its PSIVoice service.

PSIVoice is an Internet Protocol-based service capable of transmitting voice and data over the PSINet network.

With operations in 42 countries around the world, Wang will provide services to complement PSINet's existing network operations, engineering, field services, and administration in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. No financial specifics were disclosed.

"The alliance combines the expertise of two industry leaders while offering a standardized global support infrastructure for PSIVoice," said George Blake, vice president of Wang's enterprise transport group.

"The PSINet/Wang Global alliance represents another critical milestone in the evolution of PSIVoice and reaffirms the PSINet network as a reliable and secure information utility upon which businesses can expand operations, reduce operating costs, and increase profitability," said Sandy Blaisdell, PSINet vice president for field services.

PSINet already has aligned with Ascend Communications to implement the PSIVoice technology, which is currently in its first phase of demonstration.

Industry analysts predict IP technology to be the future of the Internet. Nearly one-half of companies interviewed by Forrester Research expect to experiment with Internet voice and Internet fax by the end of 1999.

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