IP Telephony News Wrap-up for Jul, 12 2001

Smart Link Embeds Net2Phone’s Broadband Voice Technology
Smart Link reported that it is planning to embed Net2Phone’s Broadband Voice VoIP phone calling technology into its SNAPP voice and data convergence solution designed for the residential and small office markets. The SNAPP system, which designed to have an always-on IP dial tone, will enable users to connect any phone at a location to the unit to place outbound domestic or international calls via Net2Phone’s VoIP networks. It adds voice and various telephony features to existing broadband modems, and it can support up to 4 simultaneous calls over a sing broadband connection. In addition, it also features a home networking application that enables users to add simultaneous Internet access and shared use of peripheral devices to PCs connected to the device.

The solutions is currently available in the form of IC components, software and reference design information. The company also plans to further develop the system to include additional voice service features such as voice-activated dialing.

Smart Link


Empirix Introduces Portable Next Gen Testing Solution
Empirix has announced the introduction of Hammer TransPort, its portable multimedia test solution for next-generation networks supporting voice, data, and facsimile services. The solution can be configured with analog or T1/E1 connections to support up to 120 simultaneous calls using CAS/ISDN, or SS7 signaling to support interfacing to a variety of next gen network equipment. It enables users to generate and terminate test calls using tones or real voice, and the system ships with the vendor’s Hammer VoIP Testing System (VoIPTS), which facilitates the measurement of connect and speech latency as well as verification and analysis of voice quality and network conditions. In addition, the solution can be used in the early stages of developing next gen equipment to verify codec functionality and voice quality at low call volumes.

The system is currently available. Pricing begins at $35,450.


IG to Host China Telecom Exposition in Washington DC
Information Gatekeepers has reported that it is hosting China Telecom 2001 – The Competitive Landscape conference at the Wyndham Hotel in Washington DC on September 5 to 6, 2001. The show will explore Chinese telecom service providers, emerging carriers, mobile communications, optical networks, submarine fiber optic cables, Internet data centers, VoIP, and various other issues related to China’s pending accession to the WTO. The show will also feature five half-day pre-conference workshops on: Telecom Policy and WTO; Mobile Markets and Opportunities; Fiber Optics and Optical Networking; VoIP Markets and Opportunities; and Broadband Wireless Access.

China Telecom 2001 – The Competitive Landscape

Pioneer Consulting Releases IP Convergence Equipment Study
Pioneer Consulting has announced that it has just released an IP convergence market study entitled, Carrier IP Convergence: Emerging Opportunities for Softswitches. The research examines the opportunities, key markets, technological challenges and requirements as well as revenue-generating services associated with implementing IP convergence equipment. In addition, it also includes regional forecasts for North America, Latin America and Caribbean, Europe and Asia Pacific, and projects that overall revenues will increase to $10.6 billion by 2005.

IP Convergence Market Equipment Sales in Millions
Total Market-$2,250.1$4,475.7$6,849.1$9,084.8$10,581.8
Growth Rate-44.2%98.9%53.0%32.6%16.5%

The research is currently available in both PDF format and hard copy. Pricing begins at $4000.

Carrier IP Convergence: Emerging Opportunities for Softswitches

Pioneer Consulting

LongBoard and Mediatrix Team to Develop VoIP Solutions
Mediatrix Telecom reported that it is teaming with LongBoard to develop solutions for next gen IP based voice and data. According to the terms of the deal, the firms intend to integrate LongBoard’s SIP based Multi-Engine Applications Platform (LMAP) with Mediatrix’s IP telephony products including gateways, access devices and PC clients. The companies also plan to participate in joint marketing activities.

Mediatrix Telecom


LG Electronics to Integrate RADVision’s SIP/MGCP Technology
LG Electronics said that LGE Digital Network Lab is planning to integrate RADVision’s universal SIP and MGCP protocol toolkits into LG Electronics’ AX-3000/4000 Media Gateway. The SIP/MGCP enabling technology will be embedded into the gateway product to enhance the product’s connectivity capabilities between legacy telephone networks to packet-based or IP networks.

LG Electronics


Arbinet Secures $35 Million in Private Equity Round
Arbinet-thexchange has reported that it has secured $35 million in a round of private equity funding with EnerTech Capital, BancBoston Ventures, ComVentures, J.P. Morgan Partners, Van Wagoner Capital Management, Entrepia Ventures and Nichimen Corporation. The company intends to use the investments to fully fund its business plan to profitability. Last week, the firm said that it has expanded its anonymous inter-exchange minute trading service with the activation of a UK-based switch. Its members can now trade in the spot minute market at its London and/or New York based facilities, with both locations powered by software from a central location, facilitating trading in the market regardless of a member’s point of interconnection. The company has designed and built the system to automate the anonymous trading of minutes between participating telecom companies. It also automates sales and purchase order execution, calling code matching, call routing to specific breakout destinations and manages the QoS of traded capacity. In addition, it handles the credit risk management, billing and commercial settlement aspects of transactions.


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