IP Telephony News Wrap-up for Jul, 11 2002

1. ePhone Deploys PoP in Miami
ePhone Telecom has deployed a PoP in Miami to handle the company’s retail and wholesale traffic and to serve as an anchor site to reach South America. The site will provide redundancy for disaster recovery at the company’s other sites in Herndon (VA), New York City, and Los Angeles.

The new Miami PoP, a part of ePhone’s Cisco driven IP network, can manage four million minutes of traffic per month, scaleable to 20 million minutes.

ePhone Telecom
http://www.ephonetelecom.com

3. Canadian Schools Deploy Cisco’s AVVID
Twenty Canadian colleges, universities, and school boards have deployed Cisco’s AVVID. The institutions include Algonquin College, Assiniboine Community College, College Lanaudiere, Commission Scolaire de la Riveraine, Commission Scolaire de Laval, Commission Scolaire de Montreal, Commission Scolaire des Affluents, Commission Scolaire des Premieres Seigneuries, Commission Scolaire Sir Wilfrid- Laurier, George Brown College, Mount Royal College, North Alberta Institute of Technology, Sheridan College, Sir Sandford Fleming College, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, University of Guelph, and UQAM.

In other company news, Cisco has said that the Telephone Organization of Thailand (TOT) is deploying its technology to build a nationwide IP network. The equipment supplied includes Cisco’s 12000 series Internet routers, the 7500 3600 routers, as well as voice and dial gateways based on Cisco’s AS5300 platform. TOT has 7 million retail and business customers throughout Thailand.

Cisco has shipped more than 850,000 IP phones to more than 4,500 customers worldwide. The company ships an average of 2,000 IP phones per day.

Cisco Systems
http://www.cisco.com

Telephone Organization of Thailand
http://www.tot.or.th

5. StarCall & iTopia To Offer VoIP in Southeast Asia
iTopia, a Clarent distributor and operator of global retail facilities, and wholesale and global clearinghouse services, has teamed with Starcall, a wireless broadband solution provider, to offer managed V/FoIP to SMEs in Southeast Asia. The solution will be based on Clarent’s Command Center and Class 5 Call Manager software. The services will be offered in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Philippines, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal.

The duo hopes to deploy more than 200,000 lines over the next five years in addition to a contract for 800,000 lines it maintains in Indonesia.

In other news, iTopia has said that it will team with Philippines Long Distance Telephone to expand its global clearinghouse services.

iTopia
http://www.itopia-ap.com

Starcall
http://www.starcall.com

Philippines Long Distance Telephone
http://www.pldt.com.ph

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