IP Telephony News Wrap-up for Aug, 19 2003

1. Dell’Oro Group Releases Quarterly Study of Enterprise VoIP
Dell’Oro Group has released IP Telephony Enterprise Report, a study of the VoIP enterprise marketplace during Q2 of this year. The report tracks IP phones and analog lines, digital lines, IP lines and units for IP PBXs, traditional PBXs and Key systems. Quarterly analysis is provided for market share, market size, line/unit shipments, and average selling prices at the worldwide market and vendor levels.

The firm finds that line shipments of IP PBXs increased 17% in Q2 to 1.83M lines. 65% of IP lines shipped on IP PBXs. Over the last year, Dell’Oro finds that large IP PBX shipments grew 28%, while smaller IP PBXs grew 6%.

The Q2 market leaders for worldwide IP PBX shipments were identified as:

 Vendor           Quarterly Growth Rate % ------           ----------------------- Alcatel                   +10% Cisco                     +23% Avaya                     +18% Nortel                    - 2% Mitel                     +22%   source: Dell'Oro Group 

Dell’Oro Group

3. IPCC Releases Set of CALEA Requirements for IP Networks
the International Packet Communications Consortium (IPCC) has released Lawfully Authorized Surveillance for Softswitched Based Networks, a report created by the group’s Legal Intercept Working Group that defines a set of CALEA requirements for packet networks. The study describes the interfaces between a telecom carrier and a law enforcement agency and services and features offered by telecom providers that support lawfully authorized electronic surveillance.


5. Nettel Introduces $.0079 CPM for Calls to the U.S.
Nettel Holdings has introduced a $.0079 cents per minute rate from anywhere in the world to anywhere in the U.S. for long distance carriers and wholesalers. The company is prepared to handle over 280 million minutes of U.S. calls per month.

Nettel Holdings

7. Netrake Adds H.323 and SIP-T Support to Session Controllers
Netrake has added H.323 and SIP-T support to its nCite session controller systems, enabling the solution to deliver H.323 to H.323 and H.323 to SIP interworking as well as SIP-T mediation. All H.323 versions are supported. The session controllers work with Avaya’s Definity, Nortel’s Meridian, and several Cisco products including CM, BTS, 2500, 2600, 3600, and AS5300.


9. Sri Lanka Telecom Using Mind’s VoIP Billing & Customer Care
Sri Lanka Telecom will use Mind CTI’s billing and customer care platform to support prepaid, postpaid, and wholesale VoIP services. Mind CTI’s platform supports real time mediation, provisioning and rating.

Sri Lanka Telecom

Mind CTI

11. Savvis Launches Managed Voice Application Services
Savvis has launched a suite of managed voice application services for enterprises including switched 800 service, conferencing, mobility/teleworking, disaster recovery, auto-attendant, IP voice VPN, virtual PBX, and message connect. The solution works with TDM/PBX based and IP/ SIP based environments. The service will employ AccessLine’s softswitch voice application technology.


13. ITXC Deploys NexTone’s Session Controllers
ITXC has deployed NexTone’s Multiprotocol session controllers at the borders of its Cisco-driven ITXC.net network. The session controller provides dynamic call admission control, SIP/H.323 signaling interworking and NAT capabilities.

In other news, ITXC has said that it has deployed Cisco’s Multiservice IP to IP gateway to deliver a demarcation point between ITXC’s wholesale VoIP network and wholesale and retail carriers worldwide, with support for each carrier’s independent call accounting and secure settlement, network privacy and routing.

ITXC exchanges approximately 85 million minutes per month with interworked VoIP carriers. The ITXC.net network interconnects with more than 175 countries via direct traffic relationships with hundreds of national and global carriers.



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