IP Telephony News Wrap-up for Feb, 27 2002

1. Net.Com Introduces Enhanced Gateway Platform
Net.Com has introduced Shout 2500, a gateway platform comprised of a gateway, gatekeeper, IP and TDM switching, SS7 and other signaling, call control, and IVR. The technology features dual T3 interfaces, 16 T1/E1 connections, integrated SIP/H.323 interoperability and conversion, and integrated SS7/C7 in a two rack unit. Shout 2500 supports 960 voice calls.

Availability is scheduled for Q’2. Pricing is $110,000 (equivalent to $205 per port).


3. Nortel Introduces VoIP-Based Telecommuting
Nortel Networks has introduced Remote Office 9110 and 9115, VoIP solutions for telecommuters, call center agents, after hours/on call support personnel and SOHO workers. The technology has the features and functions of the company’s Meridian PBX and Succession iPBX. Remote Office also features dynamic transferring of calls from an IP network to the PSTN when the voice quality degrades.

Nortel Networks

5. Siemens to Provide Network for National Archives
Siemens Enterprise Networks has been awarded a $7.1 million contract to upgrade the National Archives and Records Administration with a VoIP network based on Siemens’ HiPath. The National Archives operates 33 regional facilities in 18 states.

Siemens Enterprise Networks

7. Formula One Deploys Verso’s Gear for Bangladesh
Verso Technologies is supplying Formula One with the planning, installation, testing and technology to enable the provider to offer prepaid long distance services in Bangladesh. Formula will use Verso’s gateways, provisioning and billing software and a collection of configurable prepaid long distance and calling card applications.

Services will be launched in Dhaka City on March 7. Formula One plans to expand its service to include Chittagong and Sylhet. Bangladesh, the world’s eighth most populated country, deregulated the prepaid telecom market last year.

Verso Technologies

9. Verizon to Distribute Alcatel’s iPBX
Verizon will distribute Alcatel’s OmniPCX 4400 iPBX, a customer premises based communications server, to Fortune 1000, government, educational, and healthcare customers in the U.S. Alcatel will provide Verizon with training, sales, proposal assistance, and engineering and technical consultation.



11. Frost & Sullivan Releases VoIP Market Study
Frost & Sullivan has released World VoIP Markets, a study that reveals revenues from the VoIP marketplace will surpass $171 billion by the end of 2007, up from $3 billion last year.

The study is part of the firm’s Next-Generation Packet Voice Services Market, a tracking service that also includes analysis on global VoIP calling card services markets and U.S. IP-based enhanced voice services markets.

Frost & Sullivan

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