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1. JupiterResearch Releases Study of VoIP Market in the U.S.

JupiterResearch has released U.S. Broadband Telephony
Forecast 2005 to 2010, a study of the primary line
consumer VoIP market in the U.S.




The firm finds VoIP subscriptions to grow from 1.2 million
in 2004 to 20.4 million by 2010.


The report is available for $750.


JupiterResearch

http://www.jupiterresearch.com




3. New Asterisk Version Contains Many Enhancements

1. In-Stat Releases Study on VoIP Market in the U.S.

In-Stat has released Getting Louder: Broadband IP
Telephony, a report that tracks the VoIP market in
the U.S. including five-year forecasts for service
subs, service revenues, subscribers by provider
type and access technology, and market share. The
publication includes profiles of select market
players and their strategies.



The firm finds that VoIP lines will grow from 1.3
million at the end of 2004 to 3.9 million (among
3.2 million subscribers) by the end of this year.

1. Infonxx Introduces Directory Assistance for VoIP Providers

Infonxx introduced a directory assistance service for VoIP
providers that takes calls from the VoIP network into
Infonxx's IP architecture, where operators locate listings and
connect callers to the numbers requested. Providers can
connect to Infonxx's network via a VoIP connectivity, a TI, a
T3, or a VPN.



Infonxx

http://www.infonxx.com




3. Paetec Launches e911 Service

1. Kentrox Introduces QoS Appliance

Kentrox has introduced Q1300, a QoS appliance and Ethernet
switch that manages bandwidth without the need to replace
existing routers.



The device protects applications and manages WAN bandwidth
via priority queuing and traffic shaping. Monitoring and
traffic prioritization is handled through default policies
using DiffServ. QoS is managed through real-time and
historical reports on WAN access performance accessible
through a GUI.



The Q1300 is available for $735.



Kentrox

1. Polycom Introduces SIP Attendant Phone Console

Polycom has introduced SoundPoint IP 601, a SIP
desktop phone that can be used with up to 3 expansion
modules to operate as an attendant phone console.
When configured with all 3 modules, the device can be
used to accept, screen, dispatch, and monitor up to 24
concurrent calls.

1. Setar to Launch VoIP in Aruba

Servicio di Telecomunicacion di Aruba (Setar), Aruba's largest telecom
provider, plans to launch primary line, secondary line and PC to x VoIP
services to businesses and consumers. The service will be driven by
Verso's softswitch, which will be integrated with the provider's
existing unified messaging platform and back office systems.


IPVision will be the acting VAR for the deployment and provide billing
and provisioning.


Setar

http://www.setar.aw

1. SupportSoft Introduces Service Verification for VoIP

SupportSoft has introduced ServiceVerify, software designed
to automatically validate the installation of a VoIP service
and assist in diagnosing problems with both the network and
CPE.

1. Global Crossing Enhances VoIP Service Portfolio

Global Crossing has launched new services within its
VoIP portfolio as well as enhancing existing services
and its network. The provider has recently introduced
Carrier VoIP Enterprise Connect, a service that
provides IP connections directly to carriers' end-user
locations. Enterprises are able to connect through
the Internet or a dedicated connection per one of
Global Crossing's other services such as IP VPN or IP
Transit.

1. SBE Introduces New VoIP Gateway Module

SBE has introduced dspPTMC-5561, a VoIP gateway module to be
used for the development of access gateways, VoIP-enabled IMS,
trunking gateways, and next generation switches based on ATCA,
CPCI or proprietary platforms. A complete VoIP gateway
solution is offered with the new module is combined with SBE's
PICMG 2.16 CompactPCI I/O controller, HW400c/2, and its
WAN interface cards.


1. FCC Extends e911 Deadline for VoIP Service Providers
The FCC has once again extended its deadline requiring VoIP service providers to provide e911 services and to inform customers of the limitations of the provider's 911 system. The initial deadline was set for late August, but then pushed forward to September 28th. The new deadline is October 31.

1. LignUp Successful in Establishing Alliance Program
Lignup, a supplier of a communications platform along with applications for hosted PBX, voicemail, unified messaging, and auto attendant, has established FastLine, an alliance of technology partners to develop a fully hosted and managed VoIP service with products certified to interoperate with key partners Level3 and Rodopi. Service from the alliance will be available to service providers via licenses in January of 2006.

1. Broadcom Introduces New Mobile VoIP Processor
Broadcom has introduced BCM1161, a 2nd generation mobile VoIP processor that features polyphonic ring tone, a 2 Megapixel digital camera, voice record/playback and video clips record/playback. Support is provided for 3-way conferencing, speakerphone and high fidelity voice capabilities via the employment of the company's advanced compression technique known as BroadVoice32.

1. Qwest to Market Microsoft's PC to Phone Service
Qwest Communications has said it will market Microsoft's new suite of communications services in 2006. The services, which will include VoIP, will be targeted at small businesses. The announcement comes on the heels of Microsoft's acquisition of Teleo, a VoIP company based in San Francisco.

Microsoft has admitted that it is chasing Google and the Wall Street Journal reports that the software giant is considering taking a stake in AOL to strengthen its stake in the search engine market.

1. Ebay to Acquire Skype for $2.6 Billion
Ebay has agreed to acquire Luxembourg-based Skype International S.A. for approximately $2.6 billion in cash and stock, with a performance based incentive option that could potentially add another $1.5 billion to the deal. The 2-year old PC to PC and PC to phone company recorded $7 million in revenues last year and expects to generate $60 million this year.

Ebay hasn't clarified if Skype will be run independent of its auction site or if plans exist for a voice component to be eventually added to its online auctions.

1. Centillium Unveils Line of SoCs for Voice Products
Centillium Communications has introduced Atlanta, a family of VoIP SoCs designed for use in the development of 2-channel VoIP MTAs, VoIP cordless phones, 2-line gateways, 4-line SOHO routers, and set top boxes that support voice, video and data.

1. FCC Extends e911 Requirement for 30 Days
In response to a coalition of phone companies that included AT&T, T-Mobile, and others, the FCC has extended its deadline for 30 days that makes e911 a mandatory service provided by VoIP service providers in the U.S. Had the FCC stuck to its original deadline today, more than 50,000 VoIP subscribers would have lost phone service, including approximately 31,000 Vonage customers. The one month extension was likely a compromise for many providers that wanted until the end of the year to make e911 services available.

FCC

1. FCC Extends e911 Requirement for 30 Days
In response to a coalition of phone companies that included AT&T, T-Mobile, and others, the FCC has extended its deadline for 30 days that makes e911 a mandatory service provided by VoIP service providers in the U.S. Had the FCC stuck to its original deadline today, more than 50,000 VoIP subscribers would have lost phone service, including approximately 31,000 Vonage customers. The one month extension was likely a compromise for many providers that wanted until the end of the year to make e911 services available.

FCC

1. Eicon Unveils Software Enabling VoIP from MS Communicator 2005
Eicon Networks has introduced SIP-based gateway software to enable VoIP calls to traverse between Microsoft Office Communicator 2005 and legacy PBX systems by using Diva Server telephony adapters and Microsoft Office real-time collaboration applications. The software adds IP-to-PSTN gateway functionality to any Diva Server telephony adapter (PCI-board) enabling support for PC-to-PC, PC-to-phone, and phone-to-PC voice calls.

1. Telco Systems to Acquire Integral Access
Telco Systems, a supplier of networking equipment for various infrastructure, will acquire Integral Access. Telco will use the acquisition to gain a solution for migrating traditional networks to IP.

Integral Access' PurePacket system is a converged voice and data system designed for in-building, small campus, and colo/ CO based deployment and service delivery. The system has multiple interfaces for connecting to Ethernet and TDM networks.

1. Vox Launches Wholesale & Consumer VoIP Service
Vox Communications has launched a wholesale and consumer primary line VoIP service in the U.S. The wholesale division has recently been awarded small-scale VoCable agreements with both Stowe Cable in Vermont and American Cable in Florida. Traci.Net, an ISP based in Florida is also using the company's wholesale service, which employs its own nationwide IP network.

1. VSNL to Acquire Teleglobe
VSNL, India's top ISP, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Teleglobe (once ITXC) in a deal that calls for Teleglobe shareholders to receive $4.50 per common share in cash, a 22% premium over the company's market price on July 22.

Teleglobe's board of directors has approved the buy. The acquisition will require approval of more than 50% of the shareholders. The deal is expected to close in 6-8 months.

Teleglobe
http://www.teleglobe.com

1. Teleste to Bring 100 Mbps to the Home with New Cable Technology
Finland-based Teleste has introduced an Ethernet-based cable telecom solution that will support 100 Mbps of data throughput to the home, 50 times the current speeds avaialable via cable modems. The technology is scheduled to become available to cable operators early next year.

Ericcson recently responded to the introduction of this new sector by offering up $51 million for Axxessit, a Norwegian outfit that builds broadband Ethernet access equipment.

1. Light Reading Releases Study of VoIP Gateway Market
Light Reading has released VOIP Gateways: Surviving the Softswitch Revolution details how different classes of network operators are using carrier-class VOIP gateways in their networks and assesses those operators' long-term VOIP gateway deployment strategies and business models for delivering VOIP services to consumers, enterprises, and wholesale users. The report analyzes VOIP network architectures and strategies now in place at eight leading carriers, including AT&T, Global Crossing, and Level 3 Communications.

1. Viseon Shipping Feature Rich Consumer IP Phone
Viseon has introduced and is shipping VisiFone, a consumer IP phone that features digital wideband audio, TV-quality videophone capabilities and on-screen management of VoIP features and preferences.

Other phone features include voice and video mail, downloadable ring and movie tones, interactive multimedia content displays (such as news or weather), click to call response to on-screen offers, and access to select search engines.

Viseon
http://www.viseon.com