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IP Telephony news wrap-up for Dec 10 - 2007

NetLogic Introduces Fourth Generation Knowledge-Based Processor

NetLogic Microsystems has introduced NL8256, a fourth generation knowledge-based processor capable of achieving 1.2 billion decisions per second (BDPS). The new device supports 100 Gbps ASIC, switches and network processors.

The new processor features advanced clock switching schemes that support an aggregate throughput of 40 Gbps as well as dual-core technology and the ability to parse decisions into 64 unique processing elements.

NetLogic's NL8000 family of fourth generation processors are used in quad play switches and router applications.

NetLogic Microsystems
Network Equipment Technologies (NET) has acquired Quintum Technologies in a $41 million deal that included $20.5 million in cash and over 1.7 million shares of NET stock. As part of the agreement, NET paid off $2.1 million of Quintum's debt and issued new stock options to Quintum's employees.

Network Equipment Technologies
Quintum Technologies
Verizon Business has launched an enhanced SIP trunking service along with a managed IP PBX service that employs Nortel's IP telephony platform.

Enhancements to the trunking service include the addition of on-demand networking via Burstable Enterprise Shared Trunks (BEST); support for both Nortel and Avaya IP PBX platforms; Ethernet access to private IP; and automatic call re-routing.

Verizon Business' VoIP offerings include IP Flexible T1, IP Integrated Access, SIP Trunking, Hosted IP Centrex, and Managed IP PBX.

Verizon Business
Nortel
XO Communications has deployed Sonus' Network Border Switch to provide session control, PSTN gateway access and security for its large U.S. IP network.

Released last August, Sonus' most recent border switch release features support for direct media, DoS protection, advanced encryption support for call setup, and additional RTP to protect call content.

In 2006, XO carried more than 15 billion minutes of IP traffic. Today, the provider is carrying approximately 1.6 billion minutes of IP traffic per month.

XO Communications
Sonus Networks
Ipoque has released a study indicating that P2P applications represent up to 95 percent of Internet traffic across Australia, Eastern Europe, Germany, the Middle East, and Southern Europe. The data is based on a sample of 3 petabytes of anonymous data the company captured in August and September of this year.

Peer to peer file sharing has been to found to represent between 49 percent (the Middle East) and 84 perecent (Eastern Europe) of Internet traffic within the regions analyzed. At night, P2P applications consume up to 95 percent of traffic in Eastern Europe.

BitTorrent has been identified as the most popular P2P application followed by eDonkey, which is still a favorite in Southern Europe.

File hosting services such as RapidShare and MegaUpload represent 4 to 9 percent of Internet traffic. These services allow Internet users to upload files at no cost to web servers.

Ipoque has said that VoIP accounts for 1 percent of the Internet traffic in its study. The firm recognizes Skype as the most popular application, representing up to 95 percent of all VoIP traffic.

Ipoque