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Two co-founders of Freeserve have embarked on a new venture which they hope will transform the telecoms market in much the same way that the ISP shook-up the UK's internet sector.

Ajaz Ahmed has been named chief exec of VoIP outfit Callserve after former boss, Peter Whent, stood down in the summer for personal reasons. Former Freeserve man - Rob Wilmot - has been appointed CTO.

Said Mr Ahmed: "Since leaving Freeserve [renamed Wanadoo earlier this year] in 2001, we have been looking for the next 'big' opportunity and there is no question that VoIP is it. VoIP is a revolutionary technology that is going to transform communications in the same way that the internet changed commerce in the late 90s.

"We know that Callserve Communications is the right company, in the right industry, at the right time, and we have some exciting plans to shake up the way people access telecoms services worldwide."

Mr Ahmed would not disclose what those "exciting plans" might be but it's understood that the company could be getting ready to unveil an easy-to-use mass market internet telephony product before the end of the year. ®

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