IP Telephony News Wrap-up for Jan, 20 2005

1. InfiniRoute to Use Excel’s Media Gateway
InfiniRoute, a San Francisco based VoIP peering solutions provider, will deploy Excel’s IMG 1010 media gateway for SS7 to H.323 signaling and TDM to IP interconnections.

As part of the announcement, InfiniRoute said that DaVinci Integration would market and distribute its peering service in North and South America and the Caribbean.

In other news, InfiniRoute recently enhanced its MVP peering service to support wireless carriers.

MVP provides route management; route provisioning using web-based forms; intelligent IP routing that monitors traffic and when necessary, re-routes traffic; and a 24/7 NOC. The provider has the ability to route multiple VoIP protocols including but not limited to SIP and H.323. Provider partners can either specify a termination partner or the company can use one of its affiliates to terminate traffic.

Fees are based on either a per minute basis or an unlimited usage model.

InfiniRoute Networks

Excel Switching

DaVinci Integration

3. Logical Exchange Launches PC to Phone Service in N.A.
Logical Exchange has launched International Number Exchange, a PC to phone service offered to consumers in North America. The service is offered via 2 plans including an unlimited North American calling plan at $19.95 per month. A low-end plan that offers free local calling and rated long distance and international calling is available for $4.95 per month. The service supports local number portability and inbound and outbound calling.

Calling features include voicemail, caller ID, find me/follow me, and online account management.

Service activation and the softphone client are free.

Logical Exchange

International Number Exchange

5. Puerto Rico Telephone to Launch VoIP Services
Puerto Rico Telephone, a Verizon affiliate, plans to launch business and consumer VoIP services throughout the island of Puerto Rico. The services will be driven by Nortel’s MCS 5200 and Communications Server 2000 softswitches. The services will support voice and video calling, text messaging, file and web sharing, and find me/follow me.

In addition to phone to phone VoIP services, the provider plans to also launch PhoneMax, a PC to phone service.

In the past year, Verizon has partnered with multiple VoIP solution providers including Nortel, Avaya, and DeltaThree.

Puerto Rico Telephone

Nortel Networks

7. VoIP Americas Enabling Real-Time Provisioning of U.S. DIDs
VoIP Americas has enhanced its VoIPDID service to include immediate provisioning of DID numbers throughout the U.S. The service allows wholesale and enterprise customers to use VoIP America’s web site to choose from thousands of DID numbers and assign those numbers to their own networks.

VoIP Americas

9. S-A Introduces Stand Alone MTA for Broadband VoIP Access
Scientific Atlanta has introduced a stand-alone multimedia terminal adapter that works with cable and ADSL modems to enable VoIP connectivity by converting analog voice signals to digital IP packets.

Scientific Atlanta

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