IP Telephony News Wrap-up for Apr, 05 2001

Jeff Pulver Announces Establishment of Free World Dialup
Jeff Pulver has announced the establishment of Free World Dialup, an organization in the process of developing a global peer-to-peer Internet telephony network that will enable users to place free phone calls around the world. The network/service is based on VoIP/SIP technologies, and designed to allow members to share phone lines with each other. It is currently in alpha testing with a private user group, and expected to be available to the general public in June of this year, initially in various global markets including Adelaide (Australia), Brisbane (Australia), Burnie (Australia), Ft. Worth (TX), Freemont (CA), Gainesville (FL), Great Neck (NY), Hackensack (NJ), Hong Kong (China), Hobart (Australia), Launceston (Australia), Melbourne (Australia), Milwaukee (WI), Oahu (HI), Pearl Harbor (HI), Perth (Australia), Richmond (BC), San Diego (CA), St. Louis (MO), Seattle (WA), South Orange (NJ), Stockholm (Sweden), Sundby (Sweden), Sydney (Australia) and Tacoma (WA).

Free World Dialup

Centillium Introduces High Density Single Chip Solution
Centillium Communications has announced the introduction of the Entropia Voice over Packet (VoP) chip, its next gen solution for OEMs developing products such as gateways and multi-services access devices. The product can support VoIP technologies and VoATM Adaptation Layer Types 1 and 2 (AAL1 and AAL2), and offers capacities of up to 336 channels of either PCM or Adaptive Differential PCM. The Entropia system-on-a-chip includes a DSP and software for voice processing tasks including compression, echo cancellation, tone detection and generation and signaling support. The network processor, which is also integrated on the chip, includes AAL1, AAL2, and RTP/UDP/IP processing, and the solution ships with an API software module that can be used to develop support for a variety of compression algorithms including G.711, G.726, G.728 and G.729. It also offers jitter buffer control tools that can balance cell delay variation and jitter.

Centillium Communications

VegaStream Introduces New Series of Gateways
VegaStream has announced the introduction of the Vega 5000 series of gateways. The series, which consists of a range of gateways that can support 12, 24 and 48 port configurations, is designed to be used as CPE and interoperate with the company’s other VoIP gateway products. In addition, the products are available in both SIP and H.323 compliant formats.

The company expects the 5000 line to be available next month, in both phone and network facing models. Pricing was not disclosed.


Norstan Offering Installation Support for Alcatel’s Equipment
Norstan said that it is planning to provide implementation services, technical support and professional services for Alcatel’s IP-based voice communications system, OmniPCX 4400, to Alcatel’s business partners throughout North America. The products are designed to support the convergence of voice and data, and aid in the migration to an all IP based voice/data infrastructure. The client/server UNIX based 4400 unit can support from 50 to 50,000 users. It ships with Reflexes IP telephone handsets, and features capabilities such as one-number mobility, unified messaging, VoIP networking with QoS management, a web based customer contact center, and network management capabilities. In addition, it can be configured to interconnect multiple branch offices via a LAN, and enable the offices to access its functionality.

In other news, Alcatel reported that is integrating AudioCodes’ single and multi-channel voice over packet processor technology into its PBX VoIP solutions, OmniPCX 4400 and Office.




comMatch and Net to Net Team For VoIP/DSL Solution
Net to Net Technologies said that it is partnering with comMatch to develop and market VoIP/VoDSL solutions. According to the terms of the deal, the firms intend to develop the solutions based on Net to Net’s IP DSL CPE and DSLAM products combined with comMatch’s DUET VoIP Carrier Access Gateway. The DUET gateway will interconnect the IP access network and the Class 5 switch, enabling users to access the IP telephony services via the CPE connected to IP access network and the DSLAM. The combined solution will also feature support for class services such as 3-way calling, call forward, call waiting, caller ID, etc.

Net to Net Technologies


Brooktrout To Host Webcast on Building Carrier-Grade Systems
Brooktrout Technology reported that it is hosting a free one hour web seminar entitled, Building Systems for the New Network: Win the Race to Market, at its web site on Tuesday, April 10, from 2 PM EST to 3 PM EST. The seminar will explore the trends of evolving network infrastructures, as well as the opportunities and challenges of implementing infrastructure solutions including which protocols to support, how to scale systems to handle carrier-class call volumes, ways to ensure meeting high availability requirements, strategies to quickly deploy applications on a global basis, etc.

The Web seminar

Brooktrout Technology

TeleCorp PCS to Deploy Cisco’s Technologies
TeleCorp PCS, an AT&T Wireless Services’ affiliate providing digital mobile telephony services, has reported that it is planning to deploy Cisco’s IP+ATM backbone solutions and VoIP technologies to reduce its overall IT and network interconnect expenses. The firm initially intends to use the technologies to connect 11 of its existing 13 switches to re-route 611, mobile to mobile, system administration and IT data on an internal basis.

TeleCorp PCS


Integra Telecom Successfully Completes VoDSL Trial
Integra Telecom announced it has successfully completed a beta trial of its VoDSL over ATM technology and services with Portland based Sera Architects. The provider offers a variety of integrated communications services, and has more than 75,000 access lines in operation throughout upper Midwest and Pacific Northwest markets.

Integra Telecom

Natural MicroSystems Secures Product Certification in Japan
Natural MicroSystems said that its Convergence Generation (CG) series of packet-based telephony platforms have been granted approval certification from the Japan Approvals for Telecommunications Equipment (JATE) organization.

Natural MicroSystems

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