WilTel Prepares for Wholesale VoIP Carrier Services
Communications, operator of a 10GB MPLS IP network that crosses the U.S., will
launch a VoIP gateway service in Q3 to carry VoIP traffic for carriers and
resellers. To support the service, the provider has deployed Telica's Plus
softswitch, allowing TDM and IP traffic to coexist on its network.
softswitch can support 7.5 million calls per hour and contains more than one
terabyte of memory for database and routing requirements.
Globalcom Prepares to Offer IP PBX/Centrex in Chicago
facilities based CLEC, plans to launch IP PBX and IP Centrex servies in the
Chicago area in Q3. To support the service, the provider has deployed
VocalData's application server.
3. Emergent Enhances Call Control
Emergent Network Solutions has released version 2.0 of Entice,
its call control platform. The new release includes enhancements to the
monitoring and management functionality of the technology as well as new
capabilities for supporting additional calling features.
Entice 2.0 now
includes NetView, a web-based management tool that provides graphical views of
all switching elements in a network. The tools can identify the status of any
switch element and perform maintenance operations on it. The new TrafficView is
a web-based tool that provides a real-time view of traffic on a network,
displayed by the number of active and answered calls, ASR, and the time of the
last call attempt. New traffic reporting delivers periodic traffic summaries for
subsequent analysis. The platform now includes CDR Viewer, which enables system
billing records to be viewed and searched through a web interface. The new
release also includes Time of Day Routing, providing detailed routing control.
The platform also includes enhancements to the company's Elicit local
feature server including new support for calling features such as 3-way calling,
call transfer, conferencing, prepaid and postpaid services, and voicemail.
Emergent Network Solutions
4. InfoTeam to Offer IP Services to Businesses in
InfoTeam, a systems integrator, plans to launch IP PBX and IP
Centrex services to small to mid sized businesses in Italy. The company will
deliver the services using Appia's managed IP based enterprise solutions.
DataLinx Unveils Service Activation & Troubleshooting
DataLinx has introduced Push2Test, a service activation and
troubleshooting solution for VoIP services based on software installed at the
customer premises and service provider data center. The software performs
automated home network configuration for broadband service offerings; discovery
of home networking elements; subscriber initiated broadband application testing;
and fault identification and recommends remedy actions.
also pushes fault information and diagnostic test results to the service
provider and allows service providers to add Discovery and Inventory of Service
Enhances Security Framework for VoIP CPE Products
Texas Instruments has
enhanced its security framework for VoIP CPE applications by introducing a suite
of configurable security features for its VoIP CPE including its IP phone and
VoIP gateway software and silicon solutions.
In its first
implementation, TI has added IPSec support to its TNETV1050 IP phone solution.
The configurable security infrastructure, which combines hardware and software,
supports MD5 and SHA-1 algorithms and 3 cryptographic protocols including
DES/3DES/AES. The solution provides pre-screening and static packet filtering on
all incoming packets. Malformed packets are discarded by an Ethernet
TI's phone and gateway processors are all 802.1x
compliant, supporting both supplicant and authenticator modes.
future, the company will introduce SRTP for voice payloads as well as solutions
for key exchange and security for SIP signaling messages.
QoS, the improved framework supports dynamic allocation of packet memory for
voice traffic, enabling hardware to be re-configured, in the event more
bandwidth is needed.
TippingPoint Unveils Bandwidth Management & Security for
TippingPoint has introduced UnityOne, a suite of tools for VoIP
service providers that includes Intrusion Prevention, Bandwidth Management, and
Content-Based QoS. Intrusion Prevention protects VoIP networks from security
holes in SIP and H.323 that might be exploited by denial of service attacks,
worms, viruses, and trojans. Bandwidth Management prioritizes traffic and
manages bandwidth according to application. Content-Based QoS alerts service
providers to high priority traffic and guarantees quality of service.
The company plans to extend its development of security solutions for
VoIP service providers by establishing a security research lab.
8. Yak To
Launch Primary Line Residential & Business VoIP in Q3
Communications, a ICP with 800,000 telecom customers, plans to launch a primary
line residential and business VoIP service in September to broadband Internet
subscribers. The service will support voicemail, unified messaging, caller ID,
call forwarding, call waiting, 3-way calling, message waiting, personal call
manager, online account management and local and international direct inward
Brooktrout Enhances Fax Board To Support TDM & VoIP
Brooktrout Technologies has enhanced its TR1034 fax board to
support both TDM and IP traffic. The board includes a T1/E1 interface for PSTN
connectivity and an Ethernet interface for connecting to an IP network. The
technology employs SIP and T.38.
to Launch Video & Voice over IP in Homestead, Florida
Communications, a FTTH network operator and service provider, will launch HDTV,
video on demand, Internet access, VoIP, E- education, and IP Centrex to the
20,000 homes and businesses its fiber to the home network passes in Homestead,
Florida in October. The service will be driven by NetCentrex's MyCall
Residential Communications solution and Highdeal's transaction management and
After its initial launch, the provider plans to add
more services such as home security, gaming, and medical surveillance.
In addition to services offered over its FTTH network, LatAm provides
managed, wholesale satellite and terrestrial bandwidth in South Florida and
Launches Primary Line Residential VoWireless Services
Teton Wireless, a
telecom provider with 25,000 subscribers, has launched Internet Home Phone
Service, an IP voice service to its broadband Internet subscribers in Twin Falls
and Pocatello, Idaho, and Missoula and Hamilton, Montana. The service will
provide subscribers with unlimited calling to North America for $29.99 per
month. Subscribers will be required to purchase a $139 terminal adapter.
VASC to Launch Residential & Business VoIP in Vietnam
VASC, a state
owned telecom service provider, plans to launch IP based voice services to
consumer and businesses throughout Vietnam. The service will employ IPN
Communications' IP phones and gateways.
Vietnam is recognized by the ITU
as the second fasting growing telecom marketplace in the world. The country has
a population of more than 80 million people.
IPN is also supplying
technology to Eastern Telecommunications, enabling the service provider to offer
VoIP services to consumers, businesses, and government agencies in the
SysMaster Introduces New Broadband Communications Platform
introduced NORFA, a broadband communications platform that delivers IP
PBX/Centrex functionality. The platform supports voicemail, audio conferencing,
web conferencing and desktop sharing, follow me/global roaming, virtual fax,
virtual office, calling card, callback, and SMS messaging. The solution includes
integrated billing, customer provisioning, customer web management, and
telephony application components. Additional functionality includes VoIP call
routing, call management, subscriber management, subscriber billing, CPE device
provisioning, and CRM service management.
NORFA provides interfaces to
3rd party equipment utilizing SIP, H.323, MGCP, SS7 over VoIP, ISDN/PRI, CAS,
SS7, GR-303, and MFC/R2.
Trustee Offers SIP Server Source Code for $9,500
The trustee for the
bankrupt nLoci Corporation is offering the company's Atrium Server, a J2EE SIP
Presence and Proxy Server and development platform, including all source code,
documentation and a non-exclusive worldwide license to use or resell the product
for a flat fee of $9,500. Before the company went under, more than 150
organizations were evaluating the product.
For more information, contact
Paul Maschmeyer at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 (215) 412-2651.
15. Agere Unveils Traffic Management Network
Agere Systems has introduced APPE-3, a traffic management
network processor that provides broadband service restoration and protection
within a variety of networking equipment including VoIP gear.
Plans Residential VoWireless Service in Las Vegas
KeyOn Communications, a
wireless ISP serving Las Vegas, will launch residential IP based voice services
over its network, to be followed by IP PBX service to small to mid sized
businesses. The residential voice service will include calling features such as
call waiting, call forwarding, and voicemail.
The service will employ
CommPartners' VoIP service platform and interconnect with the company's
nationwide IP/PSTN backbone.
Comcast to Use JacobsRimell for Service Provisioning
Comcast will use
JacobsRimell's Service Provider Operating System, identity based service
provisioning and activation software for provisioning all of its consumer
services including voice (including VoIP), video, and data.
As part of
the agreement, Comcast has made a strategic investment of $5 million in
JacobsRimell, to support the further development of the APS technology used to
drive its system.
Comcast has more than 21 million customers in the U.S.
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