Friday, March 10, 2006

Vonage complain about VoIP charging in Canada

The VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) service Shaw Cable, based in Canada are charging its customers C$10 per month to use its service. Their reasoning, it seems, is that they are providing a higher quality connection to the VoIP network.

Rival (and larger) VoIP player Vonage have complained to Canadian officials about the charges, claiming that it would damage the VoIP market. Vice president of marketing for Vonage in Canada, Joe Parent was quoted as saying:

Shaw's VoIP tax is an unfair attempt to drive up the price of competing VoIP services to protect its own high-priced service.

(Source The Register)

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