MyNetFone to give VoIP packets priority on Naked service

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MyNetFone to give VoIP packets priority on Naked service

MyNetFone has confirmed it will prioritise voice-over IP packets on its Naked DSL service to be launched at CeBIT in May.

The VoIP provider's technical director, Rene Sugo, told iTnews that while the company wouldn't "do anything adverse" to regular traffic on the network, MyNetFone would apply quality-of-service to both the up- and downlinks to give priority to voice packets.

Sugo also said MyNetFone wouldn't meter traffic to and from its VoIP network as part of the plans.

While MyNetFone VoIP would come pre-enabled with DSL modems sold by the company, the modems won't be locked to the service, he said.

Sugo said the Naked service was running in a limited staff trial "wherever we can get coverage". He said the service is running off of Optus DSLAMs.

"We're doing a layer two integration with Optus," Sugo said.

While data plans haven't been finalised, Sugo revealed the structure will enable customers to ‘mix and match' data and voice plans from MyNetFone or other providers.

"It's not going to be a restrictive offering," Sugo said.

"You can buy data from us and VoIP from someone else, or VoIP from us and data from someone else, or both from us.

"The idea is that you can take favourite voice and data plans from us, bundle them and get a discount."

Detailed plans are "still a few weeks away", he said.

MyNetFone is the latest firm to introduce Naked services. Rival Gotalk, along with iPrimus, iiNet, Internode, Exetel, Adam Internet, Amnet, and TPG also run similar services.


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