IP Telephony News Wrap-up for Jun, 02 2005

1. PT Introduces Media Gateway Blade
Performance Technologies has introduced MG6000, a T1/E1 high-density media gateway blade. The blade has been designed to support a variety of applications such as IMS media gateways, access gateways, Class 5 replacement switches, media servers and wireless interworking functions.

The blade is offered with the NexusWare MG software suite, which adds complete media gateway, media server, and signaling gateway capabilities to the hardware. The software includes Q.931, SIP, MGCP, and H.248 signaling stacks, as well as the media processing functionality for PT’s UniPorte media and voice processing software.

Pricing for the MG6000 starts at $18,800.

Performance Technologies

3. Unient Offering Wholesale VoIP Services to European Carriers
Czech-based Unient Communications is offering wholesale IP Centrex, hosted PBX and residential broadband service to carriers throughout Europe. The services are being driven by BroadSoft’s BroadWorks platform.

Unient Communications

5. Dell’Oro Releases Quarterly Study of Enterprise VoIP Market
The Dell’Oro Group has released Q1 findings via its IP Telephony Enterprise Quarterly Report, a study that tracks manufacturers’ revenue, average selling prices, and line and unit shipments for IP phones and large and small IP PBXs, hybrid IP/TDM PBXs, and traditional PBXs and Key Systems.

The firm finds the enterprise VoIP market fell 8% during Q1 of this year. Pure IP PBXs gained 18% over the quarter, but traditional PBXs and Key Systems were down 14%.

Manufacturers generated $1.47 billion during Q1. The leading suppliers included Avaya, Siemens, Nortel, Alcatel, and NEC.

Dell’Oro Group

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