IP Telephony News Wrap-up for Aug, 13 2001

Telsey to Integrate and Offer Netergy’s VoIP Technology
Telsey announced that it is integrating Netergy Microelectronics’ Audacity-T2 based VoIP technology into its line of residential gateways. Telsey’s residential gateway, which is designed to interconnect traditional domestic appliances such as telephone, fax, personal computer, can support multimedia services to single dwellings. It features a 10BaseT or BaseFL Ethernet uplink, Ethernet connection to a PC and printer, and two VoIP telephony lines for voice and fax applications. It also incorporates features for remote network system control.

The Audacity-T2 processor, combined with Netergy’s VoIP software suite, enables networking equipment manufacturers to add telephony functions to their products. The product, along with the vendor’s Veracity VoIP software, is currently available for evaluation in both IP phone and telephone gateway reference designs.

In related news, Telsey has entered into an agreement with FastWeb, in which FastWeb is planning to use the residential gateways units to support the delivery of various 10 Mbps full duplex integrated multimedia services including VoIP, broadband Internet access, video and gaming on demand, as well as various interactive services such as tutoring and videoconferencing to both the corporate and residential markets in Italy.

Netergy Microelectronics
http://www.netergymicro.com

Telsey
http://www.telsey.it


Telkom South Africa and ITXC Enter into VoIP Exchange Agreement
ITXC reported that it has reached an agreement with African based telecommunications firm Telkom South Africa (Telkom SA), in which the companies will exchange phone to phone VoIP traffic. ITXC is already routing its customers’ voice and fax calls over Telkom SA’s infrastructure in South Africa.

ITXC’s IP network, which has 559 POPs in more than 117 countries, enables affiliated providers to route voice/fax traffic to any telephone in the world via the infrastructure, affiliated provider’s networks, the public Internet or the PSTN. The company implements its own patent pending BestValue Routing technology to control the quality of calls.

Telkom South Africa
http://www.telkom.co.za

ITXC
http://www.itxc.com


LecStar and Inter-Tel Team For Products and Services
LecStar Corporation announced that it has signed an agreement with Inter-Tel Technologies, in which it will offer a suite of telecom products and services to Inter-Tel and its Atlanta-based customers. According to the terms of the deal, the firms intend to integrate LecStar’s facilities-based product line with Inter-Tel’s CPE to develop products and services that will enable Inter-Tel to access applications such as ISDN- PRI, high-speed data circuits, broadband Internet service, domestic and international long distance, as well as business lines for local voice service. In addition, LecStar will also add Inter-Tel’s line of CTI equipment and technologies to the product portfolio that it offers to its customers and partners, and will use Inter-Tel as its PBX vendor of choice throughout its southeastern nine-state service region.

LecStar Corporation
http://www.lecstar.com

Inter-Tel Technologies
http://www.inter-tel.com


In-Stat Releases IP Cable Telephony Report
Cahners In-Stat Group reported that it has just released a market study entitled, Waiting for IP: Cable Telephony on Hold. The research examines telephony services offered over HFC networks and covers the issues surrounding the introduction of cable telephony service, including the development of standards, the different voice architectures/technologies available, and cable telephony service challenges. It also profiles cable telephony equipment vendors and cable MSOs, highlighting service strategies, and offering forecasts for worldwide cable telephony subscribers, IP cable telephony subscribers, and worldwide installed cable telephony lines through the year 2005. In addition, it presents the results of a survey of cable operators in the United States, inquiring about plans to provision cable telephony through 2002.

Waiting for IP: Cable Telephony on Hold
http://www.instat.com/catalog/cat-dt.htm#mb0108dc

Cahners In-Stat Group
http://www.instat.com


Network Telephone Deploys Copper Mountain’s Technology
Network Telephone reported that it is deploying Copper Mountain Networks’ T1 Line Cards to offer business-class, bundled voice, DSL Internet and web site services in the Southeastern U.S. It is in the process of installing Copper Mountain’s CopperEdge T1 Line Cards in CopperEdge 200 DSL Concentrators, and has already activated the services in 175 sites throughout nine Southeastern states. With the solutions in place, the carrier is providing the T1-enabled access to customers located behind digital loop carriers (DLCs) or beyond the distance that can be reached using SDSL access.

The service bundle is priced to include a free 160 Kbps Internet connection for businesses with five to 24 telephone lines.

Network Telephone
http://www.networktelephone.net

Copper Mountain Networks
http://www.coppermountain.com


First Capital Acquires the Remaining Interest in TGK-LINK AS
First Capital International announced that it has completed its acquisition of the remaining interest of Estonian ISP operator, TGK-LINK, AS. Terms were not disclosed. Existing TGK-LINK customers will remain with TGK-LINK and all new customers will automatically be enrolled through ANET-Eesti, First Cap’s other Estonian based subsidiary. First Cap is also planning to utilize TGK-LINK’s previous Internet/software experience, contacts and distribution channels to market the services/products of another of its wholly owned software development subsidiaries, ANDEVIS, AS.

Early last month, First Cap and TGK-LINK AS teamed to launch initial telecommunications services in the Estonian market.

First Capital International
http://www.firstcap.net


Mediatrix Develops PacketCable/MGCP Based Solutions
Mediatrix Telecom has announced that it has expanded its portfolio of Internet telephony software solutions to include a PacketCable/MGCP based system. The vendor integrated the PacketCable Network-based Call Signaling (NCS) Protocol Specifications directly into its MGCP software stack and products.

Mediatrix Telecom
http://www.mediatrix.com


SnowShore Networks Secures $20 Million in Second Round
SnowShore Networks has reported that it has raised $20 million in a second round of equity funding with St. Paul Venture Capital, Charles River Ventures and Matrix Partners. The vendor intends to use the capital to further develop and market its line of media servers, which are designed to support enhanced IP services including voice.

SnowShore Networks
http://www.snowshore.com

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