1. Tele-Media to Use Gemini Voice for VoCable Service
Tele-Media, a U.S. MSO with more than 250,000 video subs, will market and sell VoIP service that utilizes Gemini Voice’s hosted telephony service. Gemini’s service includes all distance telephony, backend services and support systems, a proprietary softswitch/call management server, and CPE. Tele-Media will introduce telephony services in Q1 of 2003 in Petersburg and Hopewell, Virginia.
Gemini Voice Solutions
3. Cedar Point Adds Reverse Gateway to VoCable Solution
Cedar Point Communications has added integrated reverse gateway functionality to its Safari Media Switching System, a VoCable solution. The enhancement allows Safari to handle both VoIP and circuit switched calls simultaneously on the same platform including circuit to circuit, circuit to packet, packet to circuit, and packet to packet traffic.
Cedar Point Communications
5.VocalTec to be Listed on NASDAQ SmallCap
NASDAQ approved VocalTec’s request to be transferred to the SmallCap Market. The transfer will become effective on December 9, 2002. The stock will continue to be listed under VOCL.
7. Japanese Companies May Join to Offer VoIP
Two alliances of Japanese ISPs may join forces to form a consortium to provide IP telephone services to a combined 17.4 million subscribers. The thirteen providers will use the network provided by KDDI and Japan Telecom. eAccess will provide the ADSL circuits. The group would likely offer phone services based on a monthly fee. Subscribers would be issued new phone numbers along with an option to lease ADSL modems.
Some of the companies involved in the proposed alliance include Japan Telecom, NEC, KDDI Corp., Matsushita Electric, TTNet, and DoCoMo AOL.
The projected alliance is set for March 2003.
9. ePhone Deploys PoPs in Cental America
ePhone has established VoIP termination gateways in El Salvador and Guatemala.