AT&T Eyes Global VoIP


AT&T Corp. wants to take voice over Internet protocol all around the world.

The telco said Tuesday that it is conducting trials in Asia and Europe for a global VoIP-telework service targeted toward multinational companies, which it expects to introduce in 2005.

The trials are scheduled to begin in the third quarter in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and the United Kingdom, AT&T said, adding that it hopes to eventually offer remote workers secure, high-speed connections directly to their corporate offices.

The international service is being built on the same platform as AT&T’s “CallVantage” VoIP service, which has been launching in select areas in the United States since March.