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IP Telephony news wrap-up for Sep 25 - 2006

CloudShield Introduces VoIP Management Solution

CloudShield Technologies has introduced Content Control Suite (CCS), a platform for providing management for high volume VoIP and IPTV networks. The new product also provides analysis, control and security. The platform is offered with a wide range of modules including signature detection, traffic control, VoIP tracking and reporting, content billing, and traffic measurement. The data set modules offered include 3rd party signature sets, open source signature sets and custom signature sets.

Programming interfaces are included with the platform that allow integration with applications such as policy managers, subscriber managers and billing software.

CCS runs on the company's CS-2000 content processing platform, which provides core content inspection and traffic control functionality.

The modules and data sets will be available in Q4.

CloudShield Technologies
Covad Communications has introduced ClearEdge Office, a low-end VoIP phone system for companies with less than 20 employees. The service is driven by a DSL router and ATA, which are installed by Covad.

ClearEdge Office features find me/follow me, the ability to create hunt groups to forward calls, web-based management of voicemail and faxes, call waiting, call forwarding, call logging, call monitoring and call-pickup.

Covad Communications
Teradyne has introduced Loop Diagnostic Unit 50, a new tool that provides qualification, provisioning, and service assurance testing for VoIP networks. The DSP-based test head supports local loop testing in exchange-based applications as well as in environmentally rugged locations, including fiber fed remote cabinet installations.

The testing unit supports all current 4TEL, 4TEL II and Celerity functions and includes extended 5 MHz wideband measurement capability for provisioning and service assurance testing of xDSL, VoIP, and IPTV.

The Loop Diagnostic Unit 50 has both CE and NEBS certifications.

Teradyne
Edgewater Networks has introduced a new platform it will license to service providers that want to offer managed services such as VoIP, data, IPTV, or SIP trunking to businesses with less than 150 employees. The solution consists of Edgewater's EdgeConnect 800 PoE managed switch and its EdgeMarc 4500 Series routers.

The platform supports expandable 4xT1 interface, an integrated gateway for PSTN connectivity, an integrated IAD for phone or PBX/Key System connectivity, Wi Fi, and multiple switching options.

Edgewater Networks
Frost & Sullivan has released World Meia Gateway and Softswitch Markets, a publication associated with the firm's IP Carrier Infrastructure Growth Partnership Program. The report discusses trends, challenges, drivers, and restraints of IP carrier infrastructure as well as providing an analysis of products. The study also includes revenue forecasts, market shares, and vendor profiles.

The firm finds the dual market will grow from generation of $2.5 billion in revenues in 2005 to $12.6 billion in 2012.

For more detailed info on the publication, send an email to mireya.castilla@frost.com with your full contact information.

Frost & Sullivan
Cantata has released a new version of its media and signaling gateway (IMG 1010) that now provides SIP redirect, SIP Info, as well as support for SNMP and MRTG management and monitoring interfaces.

Motorola has introduced the SBV5100 Series of cable modems, which will support SIP-based VoCable.

Sylantro has introduced a new version of its Synergy application server, which now supports mobile handsets in IP PBX systems.

Comcast reports that it has more than one million VoCable subscribers - all recruited in the last two years.

Cable & Wireless will deploy Sonus' softswitch to drive VoIP service offerings in the Caribbean Islands and Bermuda.

Debitel will offer residential and hosted enterprise VoIP services in Denmark.

Cantata Technology
Motorola
Sylantro
Comcast
Cable & Wireless
Sonus Networks
Debitel