IP Telephony News Wrap-up for Aug, 02 2002

1. IDC Releases Study on Softswitch Market
IDC has released The Softswitch Market Comes of Age: Worldwide Market Analysis and Forecast 2002-2006, a study that defines market dynamics, drivers and inhibitors, key vendors and strategies, and major applications being deployed. The report also provides a 5-year revenue forecast and offers revenues by geographical region and by principal application including trunkside, lineside, and Internet offload.

IDC finds that the softswitch marketplace is a high risk opportunity, citing the failures of Salix, Transmedia, Vsys, Tachion, and Tundo.


3. Bulgarian Bank Deploys Cisco’s VoIP Solution
The United Bulgarian Bank, Bulgaria’s third largest bank, has deployed Cisco’s CallManager, 3600 series routers, 120 IP phones, Catalyst 3524 PWR, and unified messaging to support international IP VPN calling across the bank’s 130 branches.

Cisco Systems

United Bulgarian Bank

5. Tel-Net Launches IP VPN Services to New England SMEs
Tel-Net has introduced a managed IP VPN service to SMEs in the New England states. The service will feature IP PBX phone systems and contact center solutions. The company will use Altigen’s networking technology.


Altigen Communications

7. Business Global to Resell Net.Com’s Voice Platform
Slovak Republic based Business Global Systems will resell Net.Com’s Scream100 voice platform for pilot applications including broadband aggregation, internet access, ATM/IP multiservice networking, and integration of voice and data traffic for small and large businesses. Slovak Telecom, one of Business Global’s customers, will be one of the initial users of the technology.


Business Global Systems

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