JERUSALEM Dec 20 Israeli start-up Jajah, which
allows users to make international phone calls via the Internet,
will be sold to Telefonica's (TEF.MC) mobile phone unit O2 this
week, TheMarker financial news website said on Sunday.
Jajah officials could not immediately be reached for
Last month, TheMarker reported that O2 was bidding against
Cisco (CSCO.O) and Microsoft (MSFT.O).
Jajah allows its 15 million subscribers to make cheap phone
calls to 125 countries by connecting their call directly to
their landline or mobile phones through its website.
It has raised $35 million from Deutsche Telekom AG
(DTEGn.DE)>, Intel Capital, a unit of Intel Corp (INTC.O),
Sequoia and other venture capital funds since its founding in
Users of its Internet voice calls technology include Yahoo
Inc (YHOO.O) and Microsoft.
(Reporting by Steven Scheer; editing by John Stonestreet)