1. Vox Launches Wholesale & Consumer VoIP Service
Vox Communications has launched a wholesale and consumer primary line VoIP service in the U.S. The wholesale division has recently been awarded small-scale VoCable agreements with both Stowe Cable in Vermont and American Cable in Florida. Traci.Net, an ISP based in Florida is also using the company’s wholesale service, which employs its own nationwide IP network.
For consumer VoIP, Vox has launched services in metro New York, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Denver, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, and West Palm Beach. The provider’s unlimited North American calling plan is offered for $29.95 per month. Calling features include voicemail, caller ID, call waiting, call forwarding, call return, call transfer, call hold, redial, area code selection, click to call, anonymous call rejection, do not disturb, extension dialing, speed dialing, and international call block.
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3. Maxcom to Launch Enterprise IP Services in Mexico
Maxcom Telecommunications plans to introduce IP based services to businesses throughout Mexico including IP PBX capabilities. The services will be driven by Sylantro’s applications feature server. Services will initially be offered in Mexico City, Puebla, Queretaro, Toluca, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Leon, San Luis Potosi, and Aguascalientes.
Service features will include integration with Outlook messaging and collaboration clients, mobile phone integration via WAP, find me/follow me, customizable call treatments, and call logs.
Maxcom is a CLEC serving more than 200,000 business and residential subscribers via copper, fiber optics and microwave networks.
5. Commetrex Shipping Fax Media Server
Commetrex has introduced BladeWare, a fax media server that delivers fax to email functionality. The fax-to-email device directly receives incoming SIP-based T.38 fax calls. It extracts the called number and uses it to query a database to obtain the subscriber’s e-mail address.
The product uses SOAP to interface with the database. If the database lookup succeeds, the fax operation is completed and the resulting TIFF-F file is emailed to the specified address via SMTP. The application also maintains call detail records, supports SNMP and SNMP alerts, and a web-based management interface. BladeWare supports both T.38 and G.711 pass-through fax terminations, allowing it to complete fax transactions even if the transaction’s correspondent gateway does not support T.38.
7. Bangladesh Tightening VoIP Regulations
The Bangladesh government has set up a procedure for monitoring voice traffic. The new process will be established in n Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet and Bogra at a cost of Tk 20 crore to provide VoIP services through a single channel. The cabinet on November 10, 2003, approved VoIP and asked the telecom regulatory body to open the market to private providers, which is expected to happen later this year.
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9. Zultys Introduces New Wireless SIP Phone
Zultys Technologies has introduced WIP 2, a new wireless SIP phone that delivers the functionality of a desktop IP phone. The phone, which runs on Linux, features presence, 2 call appearances, voice encryption, paging, 3-way conferencing, instant messaging, and a set of standard calling features.
Users can page a group by simply pushing a button, much like click to talk.
The phone provides 4 hours of continuous talk time and 12 hours of standby time.
The WIP 2 will be generally available in November.