Spotlight: completes purchase of Digifonica

Acquisition of lawful intercept patent a powerful weapon against Microsoft

Broadband VoIP provider has completed the purchase of Gibraltar-based Digifonica along with its five applications for VoIP patents covering routing, billing and rating; lawful intercept; short code/emergency dialing; mobile gateway; and advanced interoperability solutions. The acquisition of the patent application for lawful intercept, which enables VoIP service providers to comply with government requests to wiretap VoIP conversations, puts it in direct competition with Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), which has filed its own patent application for similar technology. Financial terms of the Digifonica purchase were not disclosed. Read more