IP Telephony News Wrap-up for Apr, 28 1998

NBX Teams with Cisco to Deliver Network Based Telephony Solutions

NBX Corporation has announced an agreement with Cisco Systems to provide
network-based integrated voice and data telephony solutions. According to
the terms of the agreement, Cisco and NBX will co-develop products for
packet-based voice communications over LANs and WANs. The solutions will
integrate the capabilities of NBX’s Network Based Telephony system, the NBX
100, and Cisco’s voice capable 3600 and 2600 series routers.

The NBX 100 Communications System delivers voice communications over
Ethernet networks. It offers multi-line telephones that are compatible
with the growing installed base of over 200 million Ethernet hub and switch
ports. The product enables call control, automated attendant, mixed media
messaging, CTI and browser based administration over standard Ethernet LANs.

The 3600 and 2600 series voice/fax modules enable enterprises to integrate
voice, fax and data across existing data infrastructures. The modules can
provide VoIP capabilities via Cisco’s IOS software. Each module supports
from two to four voice channels through a variety of voice interface cards.
The modules support an array of codecs including G.711 for high-bit rate
applications and G.729 for WAN applications.

Cisco Systems


NBX Corporation


Summa Four Teams with e-Net to Develop Carrier Grade IP Switch

e-Net has announced that it has finalized an agreement with Summa Four to
build a carrier-class IP telephony switch based on Summa Four’s Project
Sigma. Under the non-exclusive agreement, both companies will jointly
develop and market the product. The companies plan to go into production
with the product by winter.

Summa Four is a provider of open, programmable switching platforms that
enable communications providers worldwide to build intelligent, flexible
networks that support the deployment of wireline and wireless services.

Summa Four




Bay Networks Unveils the Voice Gateway 4000

Bay Networks has announced the introduction of its Voice Gateway 4000. The
gateway can support configurations from 1 T1 to a 4 T1s (24 to 96 ports) in
a single chassis. Multiple chassis can be managed locally or remotely
using Bay’s Control Center software. An Event Manager application will
store all gateway events and transactions, allowing detailed call records
and billing reports to be centrally stored and managed. The Gateway
Routing Manager application will enable the calls to be routed to the most
appropriate gateway, based upon user-defined routing criteria.

The Voice Gateway 4000 is the first VoIP product solution resulting from
Bay Networks’ partnership with NetSpeak.

The unit is currently available, with prices starting at $1,500 per port.

Bay Networks




Franklin Telecom’s Fnet Subsidiary Plans to Build VoIP Network

FNet has announced that it is planning to build a global VoIP Network,
utilizing Franklin Telecom’s Tempest Data Voice Gateways. Its network will
be able to provide Internet telephony service through 12 domestic and
international POPs beginning in July. Eight of the POP’s will come from a
previously announced strategy to collocate Internet telephone equipment at
select WorldCom sites in the US. FNet will use the Tempest gateways to
build the additional four POPs in international locations. FNet plans to
have at least 50 international cities operational for service by the end of
the year.

In a separate announcement, Franklin Telecom has announced that it is
spinning off its Internet telephony subsidiary, Fnet, as an independent

Franklin Telecom


Fnet Corporation


InternetConnect to Expanding POPs to Resell NetWorks Telephony’s IP Services

InternetConnect is gearing up to resell NetWorks Telephony’s global
Internet telephony services in the Los Angeles area by expanding its POP
network. It will install new facilities in Ventura and San Bernadino
counties. The addition of POPs in those counties will give InternetConnect
a total of 96 POPs in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Ventura

The NetWork Telephony service offers IP Voice and Fax over its privately
managed, global backbone. The voice service will connect callers from PC to
any phone in the world. The fax service enables users to send copies of
Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents exactly as they are seen on
a computer screen.

Both companies plan to ensure QoS for IP calls by giving voice packets
priority over data packets on their respective private networks.

Internet Connect


Networks Telephony Corporation


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