07-14-04 Archives Current Issue

1. WilTel Prepares for Wholesale VoIP Carrier Services

WilTel 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.

The softswitch can support 7.5 million calls per hour and contains more than one terabyte of memory for database and routing requirements.

WilTel Communications


2. Globalcom Prepares to Offer IP PBX/Centrex in Chicago
Globalcom, a 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 Platform
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 Italy
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.


Appia Communications

5. DataLinx Unveils Service Activation & Troubleshooting Solution
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.

The technology also pushes fault information and diagnostic test results to the service provider and allows service providers to add Discovery and Inventory of Service Provider CPE.


6. TI 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 pre-processing engine.

TI's phone and gateway processors are all 802.1x compliant, supporting both supplicant and authenticator modes.

In the future, the company will introduce SRTP for voice payloads as well as solutions for key exchange and security for SIP signaling messages.

For enhanced 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.

Texas Instruments

7. TippingPoint Unveils Bandwidth Management & Security for VoIP
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
Yak 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 dialing numbers.

Yak Communications

9. Brooktrout Enhances Fax Board To Support TDM & VoIP Traffic
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.

Brooktrout Technologies

10. LatAm to Launch Video & Voice over IP in Homestead, Florida
LatAm 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 billing solution.

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 Latin America.

LatAm Communications

11. Teton 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.

Teton Wireless

12. 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 Philippines.


IPN Communications

Eastern Telecommunications Philippines

13. SysMaster Introduces New Broadband Communications Platform
SysMaster has 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.


14. nLoci 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 trustee@nloci.com or +1 (215) 412-2651.


15. Agere Unveils Traffic Management Network Processor
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.

Agere Systems

16. KeyOn 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.

KeyOn Communications


17. 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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