Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is a protocol of voice transmission over the internet and other networks based on packet switching. The VoIP came as an alternative for the Public Switch Telephone Network (PSTN) for voice transmission. A VoIP enabled speech server can include a speech application which can be configured to communicate with a VoIP telephony gateway server over a VoIP communications route. The VoIP enabled speech server includes a VoIP call control interface to the VOIP telephony gate server, the VoIP call control interface establishing the VoIP communications route. In operation, the speech application can receive VoIP packets from the VoIP telephony gateway server over the VoIP communications path.