US-based GlobeTel Communications says it plans to launch a VoIP-based network in Brazil. In a statement the company said it is rolling out the new network in Brazil’s north-eastern region under the brand name iLigue; it plans to extend coverage to the rest of the country, although it has given no timeframe for the rollout. GlobeTel is an integrated telecoms service provider primarily offering VoIP and wireless access technologies. iLigue customers in Brazil will be able to get a US phone number which forwards calls to their Brazilian mobile phone, home phone or office phone at the local US call rate. Price plans for the new service start from under BRL50 (USD21.90) a month.