IP Telephony News Wrap-up for Dec, 21 2004

1. ABI Releases Study on Residential VoIP Market
ABI Research has released Residential VoIP Markets: Cable, DSL, WiMax, Hosted IP Telephony Subscribers and CPE, a study that identifies market drivers, barriers and opportunities. Forecasts are provided for subscribers, subscriber revenue, CPE shipments, and CPE revenue.

Company profiles are provided for service providers (8×8, AT&T, Cablevision, Comcast, Cox, Net2Phone, SBC, Softbank, Time Warner, Verizon, VoiceGlo, and Vonage), CPE vendors (Ambit, D-Link, Linksys, Netgear, Motorola, and Sipura), and other VoIP related companies (Cedar Point, IceNet, Pactolus, Sonus, Telution, TI, Versatel, and VoIP Inc.).

Within the report, the firm makes a case for the benefits a merger between a VoIP service provider and a large IM company.

The publication is available for $4,200.

ABI Research

3. Ocwen Launches Hosted & Managed Customer Contact Center Solution
Ocwen Financial Corporation has launched Advanced Contact Center Enterprise Solution (ACCES), a hosted and managed contact center solution based on the third largest Cisco network switched VoIP implementation in the world. The solution includes Ocwen’s Customer Relations Expert, an artificial intelligence-based automated scripting application.

Key features include call recording, call monitoring, a dialing efficiency package, contact center management control information, and an integrated desktop link that allows communication between phone systems and computers by the integration of voice and data.

Ocwen Financial

Cisco Systems

5. Dialexia Adds Optional Call Feature Package to ITSP Solution
Dialexia has introduced IP-Tone, an optional add-on to its ITSP solution that provides support for a wide range of calling features and functionality including voicemail (unified or not), caller ID, call forwarding, 3-way conferencing, Follow Me, assignment of virtual/real DID numbers, and account and mailbox management via the web.

IP-Tone is available in conjunction with Dial-Gate, a web SIP based proxy and centralized routing server for pre and post paid billing systems, monitoring, and CDR management.


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