IP Telephony News Wrap-up for Aug, 09 2001

Andrea Electronics Develops Echo Cancellation Technology
Andrea Electronics announced that it is planning to deploy its echo cancellation technology, EchoStop, to enhance products for several industries such as telecommunications, automotive telematics and PC-based voice communications. As part of its strategy, the company has also reached an agreement with Net2Phone, in which Net2Phone will license the technology for integration into its PC-based VoIP software product and market the product/service to its users. The EchoStop technology is an acoustic echo cancellation software algorithm that supports full duplex communications through a PC, enabling hands-free, speakerphone capability. The software algorithm’s proprietary processing enables seamless residual echo suppression capabilities even in highly reverberant, live room environments. It also incorporates noise reduction algorithms to reduce the background noise of both input and output audio.

Andrea Electronics


OneStar to Deploy Integral Access’ PurePacket Platform
OneStar reported that it is planning to deploy Integral Access’ MPLS based PurePacket system to develop and offer converged local access services including voice, data, and Internet access to business customers in tier two and three markets throughout the U.S. The provider intends to initially develop services such as local calling, long distance calling, data services, and high speed Internet access, and roll out the service bundles in Portland, Maine as well as surrounding communities. In addition, OneStar also plans to leverage the PurePacket platform’s MGCP (Media Gateway Control Protocol) technologies to support its next generation network softswitch architecture, which it intends to use to deliver traditional local and long distance voice services, as well as the new IP-based services.


Integral Access

Atlantic-ACM to US Long Distance Market Report
Atlantic-ACM reported that it is about to release the eighth edition of its US Long Distance Market Sizing & Share Analysis (2001-2006) study. The research will offer a quantitative analysis of the overall size and composition of the current U.S. long distance services market, projecting its growth and opportunities for long distance competitors. The primary research underlying the study includes case studies of all carriers with US long distance revenue over $100 million and analyzes sources of revenues for companies under $100 million in 2000. The study also lists top carriers ranked by wholesale international revenues including the wholesale divisions of AT&T and WorldCom, newer firms such as QWEST and IDT, and IP interconnectivity firms such as ITXC.

The report is expected to be available next month. It is priced at $4,950.

US Long Distance Market Sizing & Share Analysis (2001-2006)


Super Technologies Launches Phone to Phone Service
Super Technologies has announced that it has launched a phone to phone Internet telephony service that enables users to place calls from traditional, cell and public phones to select markets throughout the world for 5 CPM. The service is based on the company’s Internet telephone device, Super Phone, which provides connectivity between traditional phones and the Internet and other users of the Super Phone device. Users will dials a local U.S. number, followed by the call recipient’s Super Phone number, and the call is routed over the Internet to the destination phone.

The company is also offering its overseas users a U.S. or UK dedicated phone number via its Virtual Phone Line service.

Super Technologies

Super Technologies’ Service

Virtual Phone Line

Zi and Cidco Team to Develop and Market IP Phones
Zi Corporation reported that it has reached an agreement with Cidco Communications, in which it will provide Cidco with a VoIP solution including customized design and technical production support. According to the terms of the deal, the firms intend to develop and offer tens of thousands of IP phones, with initial deliveries expected to begin later this year, and full production slated to be at full capacity sometime next year.

Zi Corporation

Cidco Communications


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