IP Telephony News Wrap-up for Jan, 23 2004

1. Bell Canada to Use Cisco Gear to Offer IP Services to Businesses
Bell Canada will deploy Cisco Systems’ technology as it embarks on a 2- year project to develop an IP/MPLS network throughout Canada to offer IP services to medium to large sized businesses. The services will include managed VPNs, VoIP, security and wireless LANs. In addition to supplying Bell Canada with equipment, Cisco will also jointly market the provider’s new services.

Bell Canada

Cisco Systems

3. 8×8 Expands to Rhode Island and New Hampshire
8×8, a residential VoIP provider, has expanded its services into Rhode Island and New Hampshire.


5. BroadSoft Introduces Residential VoIP Solution
BroadSoft has introduced a turnkey residential VoIP solution that allows carriers to offer residential VoIP via a platform that supports e911, CALEA, equal access, operator services, local number portability, standard calling features, and advanced call features such as voice messaging, web-based management, find me/follow me, visual voicemail, and simultaneous ring.


7. Zultys Introduces Linux Based Softphone
Zultys Technoogies has introduced LIPZ4, a Linux based SIP softphone that supports four call appearances, instant messaging, hold, transfer, forward, redial, mute, volume control, calculator, and storage of the last 32 incoming and outgoing phone numbers. The phone is free.

Zultys will offer a premium version of the phone in mid-2004 that will feature conferencing, do not disturb, AES encryption, G.729 compression, and access to a backup server.

Zultys Technologies

9. Telstra Using Brix’s Verifiers & Testing Solutions
Telstra, a large Australian carrier, is using Brix’s technology to measure and verify the quality of its VoIP services. Specifically, the provider is using Brix’s model 100 and model 1000 verifiers (hardware appliances) and its Advanced VoIP Test Suite. The testing solution tests, monitors and substantiates the quality and performance of the network and services being offered.


Brix Networks

11. BT Deploys VoIP Service Using MetaSwitch’s Class 5 Switch
BT launched a VoIP service in December in the UK, driven by MetaSwitch’s VP3500 Class 5 switch and Fujitsu’s OSS.

MetaSwitch’s switch supports VoIP, VoATM, and TDM.


Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Limited

13. D-Link Introduces IP VideoPhone
D-Link has introduced DVC-2000 i2eye, a H.323 based desktop IP videophone that has a built-in screen and Ethernet interface. The phone, which does not require connection to a PC, supports up to 30 fps of video. Audio/video out connections allow users to connect the phone to a television.


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