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VoIP vendor brings Skype to mobile phone users worldwide

Norwegian VoIP vendor IPdrum today introduced the IPdrum Mobile Skype Cable, which it describes as the industry's f...


June 14, 2005  


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Norwegian VoIP vendor IPdrum today introduced the IPdrum Mobile Skype Cable, which it describes as the industry’s first bridge between Internet telephony and mobile phones.

The company says the cable is designed to provide Skype users with true mobility and worldwide calling for local rates.

With IPdrum and Skype, a user can call free of any long distance charges, worldwide from a mobile phone.

“Skype users today need to physically sit in front of their PCs or buy special cordless phones that must be used within a range of a few meters from the PC,” says Kjetil Mathisen, CEO IPdrum.

The company says it has developed patent-pending technology to connect traditional mobile telephony systems with peer-to-peer (P2P) telephony.

“This marriage of technology will change the mobile phone network as we know it today, forcing the mobile carriers to re-think their international calling price strategy,” says Jerry Pettersson, founder of IPdrum.

“Just as Skype has changed the landline (PSTN) network landscape, the IPdrum Mobile Cable will further revolutionize the complete communication network.”

Skype currently has more than 42 million registered users, a number that increases by 150,000 each day.