IP Telephony News Wrap-up for Aug, 25 2002

1. H.323 Forum to Host Events
The H.323 Forum, created through the International Multimedia Teleconferencing Consortium (IMTC), will host an online videoconference on September 18 to discuss H.323 through firewalls and NATs and will host a full day conference in New York from November 12-15 at the American Conference Centers to discuss numerous H.323 topics.

The non-profit group, created to promote and develop H.323 technologies, is currently working on equipment certification criteria.

Information on forum membership as well as its electronic mailing list is available on the group’s web site.

H.323 Forum

3. Enterprise Telecom Deploys Verso’s Switching in Laos
Enterprise Telecom, the telco for the Lao People’s Republic, has deployed Verso Technologies’ VoIP-based prepaid switching platform. The systems integrators for the project include Shanghai BeTrue InfoTech and Alcatel Shanghai Bell.

Verso Technologies

5. First Capital Trying to Sell Estonia VoIP Provider
First Capital International is in the process of divesting itself from some of its assets including the company’s Estonia-based VoIP provider and ISP. First Capital has already sold its interests in UAB Mediafon, based in Lithuania, and AS Andevis, based in Estonia.

First Capital International

7. Frost & Sullivan Release VoIP Market Study
Frost & Sullivan has released World VoP Equipment Market Analysis, a study that includes revenue forecasts. The firm finds that VoIP equipment generated $1.9 billion in 2001 and projects the market will reach $11.9 billion in 2006.

Frost & Sullivan

9. Zarlink Introduces Voice Echo Cancellation Chips
Zarlink Semiconductor has introduced a family of G.168 (2000) and G.164/165 compliant voice echo cancellation chips including the ZL50232 (32-channels), ZL50211 (256 channels), and the ZL50212 (288 channels). The chips consume 4.68 mW per channel. With the new VECs, the company claims voice channels can be processed for as low as $1 per channel.

The two high density VECs, together with Zarlink’s 128-channel MT93L04 VEC, process a full DS3 interface operating at 44.7 Mbps.

The 256 channel and 288 channel VECs are offered in a 535-pin BGA. The 32 channel VEC is available in a 100-pin LQFP or 208-pin LBGA. In 10k quantities, the 288 channel VEC runs $286.49, the 256- channel goes for $254.66, and the 32-channel is priced at $48.44.

Zarlink Semiconductor

11. Tiscali Using Nortel to Offer VoIP Services
Tiscali UK is using Nortel’s Succession softswitches to offer corporate VoIP services over its 2.5 Gigabit network. The network includes 18 PoPs throughout the UK.

Nortel Networks

Tiscali UK

13. SingTel Using Mind CTI for Mediation
Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) is using Mind CTI’s iPhonEX mediation solution for its VoicePlus VoIP service. The technology collects, aggregates and correlates VoIP traffic. It generates consolidated CDR information, which can be configured to SingTel’s various back office systems. SingTel Aeradio is the systems integrator.

VoicePlus provides termination in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, the UK and the U.S.

Singapore Telecommunications

Mind CTI

SingTel Aeradio

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