Internap Network Services Corp. says it was highly rated in an IP Readiness Assessment performed by NEC Business Network Solutions (NEC BNS).

The assessment measured Internap’s performance for running voice and video applications over the public Internet (VoIP).

NEC BNS measured 200 simultaneous VoIP calls that were generated over the Internet between Internap facilities in Dallas, Chicago, Atlanta, New York City and Seattle. The testing looked at the overall voice Quality of Service over Internap’s IP overlay network.

According to the results, Internap exceeded the performance levels of delay, packet loss and jitter recommended by the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Sector. For overall call quality, Internap registered a 4.10 mean opinion score (MOS), placing it above the acceptable MOS score range of 3.60, or the quality associated with cellular phone calls.

“NEC BNS has extensive experience in performing network assessments of IP-based technologies,” said Dave Abrahamson, vice president of sales and chief marketing officer at Internap. “Their assessment validates that Internap’s network quality exceeds the stringent requirements for VoIP applications and services. This is one more demonstration of Internap’s leadership role in delivering a wide array of new capabilities over the public Internet.”