IP Telephony News Wrap-up for Jun, 07 2001

Firms Team for VoDSL Standardization
Several DSL companies reported joining forces to promote the establishment of standards for Channelized VoDSL (CVoDSL) services and equipment. Participants include ADC, Advanced Fibre Communications, Analog Devices, Aware, Broadxent, Centillium, Infineon, Mindspeed, Occam Networks, Paradyne, Siemens Carrier Networks LLC, and Texas Instruments. The firms are already working with organizations such as the DSL Forum and the ITU to develop the DSL standards based on the CVoDSL specifications, which are designed to incorporate derived voice functionality into DSL chipsets, enabling equipment manufacturers to add VoDSL features and functionality to products. The chipsets will also be designed to reserve a dedicated channel of DSL bandwidth for up to eight simultaneous voice calls over a single phone line.

Channelized VoDSL

comMatch Introduces Broadband VoIP Gateway
comMatch has announced the introduction of the DUET 6012, its VoIP MGCP Carrier-Grade Access Gateway. The solution connects end-users over an IP MGCP based access network to the traditional Class 5, GR-303 enabled, local digital switch, enabling providers to offer data, fax and telephony services over an IP access network. It is implemented in a new shelf design that can support thousands of simultaneous voice calls in a single, 19-inch rack mount configuration. It can also support various features and functionality such as 3-way call, call waiting, call forward, caller ID, 1-800 dialing, legal call intercept, as well as other CLASS and Intelligent Network services via the connection to the Class 5, GR-303 enabled switch. In addition, the system can be deployed over CATV, broadband wireless and/or DSL based infrastructures.


Comgates to Supply Hanaro Telecom With VoIP Solution
Comgates announced that it has reached an agreement with Korea based Hanaro Telecom R&D Center, in which it will supply, deploy, service and maintain an integrated VoIP softswitch for Hanaro. According to the terms of the deal, which follows from the past four months of the firms testing and developing product interoperability, Comgates will supply a solution consisting of its CSSW4000 Softswitch, the CGMW5000 Media Gateway and the CSGW7000 Signaling Gateway to Hanaro, which will enable Hanaro to handle and pass multiprotocol based VoIP traffic, including SIP and H.323 compliant traffic, over an ADSL network in South Korea, and route the traffic to international VoIP networks and PSTN carriers.

Hanaro Telecom


Exario Deploys BroadSoft’s Technologies
Exario Networks announced that it is planning to deploy BroadSoft’s flagship product, BroadWorks, to develop and offer a variety enhanced telephony services to the enterprise market. The provider intends to develop support for an array of outsourced IP based services including voice enabled VPN, IP Centrex, secure IP routing, managed firewalls, data CoS/QoS, and hosted PBX.

Exario is also already conducting service trials with various undisclosed customers, and plans to launch the services on a commercial basis by the end of this quarter.

Exario Networks


Spectrum Signal Introduces VoIP Mezzanine Module
Spectrum Signal Processing has announced the introduction of the aXs.620 module, its PCI Mezzanine card that can be integrated into VoIP media gateways for trunking access, toll-bypass and cellular base station applications. The product, which is based on Broadcom Corporation’s CALISTO technology, can support from 672 DS-3 channels of compressed voice to 1344 dual DS-3 channels for uncompressed voice. In addition, it offers support for packet processing technologies including RTP/RTCP and UDP/IP, and compression protocols including G.711, G.723.1, G.726, G.728, G.729, G.729A, G.729AB, G.729E, GSM/AMR, GSM/EFR, and G.168 (2000) echo cancellation.

The solution is expected to be available next month. Pricing was not disclosed.

Spectrum Signal Processing

AudioCodes Introduces PCM Media Gateway Module
AudioCodes has announced the introduction of the TPM-110 series, its PCM media gateway module. The product enables OEMs to develop gateway platforms with support for up to 480 channels of VoIP on PCM module (with a migration path to 672 channels), and up to 336 low-bit rate channels via a small module form factor.

The product is expected to enter beta testing for the low-bit rate densities this summer, with full product beta testing scheduled for later this year.


VocalTec Unveils CLEC Voice VPN Solution
VocalTec Communications has announced the introduction of the Voice Virtual Private Network (VPN) Platform for CLECs. The system enables providers to deploy and provision services to customers via large capacity gateways co-located in secure central office facilities using customer premise gateways.


Integral Access Introduces Multi Tenant Market Solution
Integral Access has reported the introduction of the PurePacketCompact service aggregator for use in multi-tenant unit (MTU) configurations. The IP/MPLS-based solution is a high density, wall/rack-mountable system that is designed to enable providers to establish mini-POPs inside a building, and develop and offer voice, video, and data access services from a single platform. It offers support for up to 96 POTS lines, and 72 xDSL lines, and it provides end-user connectivity via the vendor’s line of OUTburst IADs.

The system is expected to be available sometime this summer. Entry level pricing begins at $8,000.

Integral Access

Zhone Teams With XAVi and Polycom to Develop Interoperability
Zhone Technologies reported that it has teamed with both XAVi Technologies and Polycom to develop product interoperability. In the deal with XAVi, the firms are developing interoperability between Zhone’s Sechtor 100 Universal Voice Gateway and XAVi’s ADSL X5000 IAD series. With Polycom, the firms are developing interoperability between the Sechtor gateway and Polycom’s NetEngine 6100-4 IADs.

XAVi Technologies

Zhone Technologies


Intermedia Deploys VocalData’s Technology for Services
Intermedia Communications said that it has deployed VocalData’s Voice Over IP Softswitch (VOISS) solution in the Washington DC market. The provider is using the technology to offer a service bundle that includes local lines, VoIP and enhanced voice services, long distance via IP phones, as well as an array of data services such as broadband Internet access, web hosting, and various collaboration applications.

Intermedia Communications


Polycom and MetaSwitch Team To Develop Interoperability
Polycom announced that it has teamed with MetaSwitch to successfully develop interoperability between its NetEngine IADs and MetaSwitch’s VP3000 Broadband Voice Platform. Testing was conducted at MetaSwitch’s London and Alameda (CA) facilities, as well as at OpenVoB’s Interoperability Laboratory at the University of New Hampshire. The combined solution will enable users to offer voice over broadband infrastructures without the need for a Class 5 switch.



Anixter to Distribute MCK’s VoIP Solutions in Europe
Anixter said that it has reached an agreement with MCK Communications, in which it will market and distribute MCK’s VoIP solutions via its network of affiliated VARs and systems integrators throughout the European marketplace.

MCK Communications


PhoneFree Changes Name to Gemini Voice Solutions
PhoneFree said that it has formally changed its name to Gemini Voice Solutions.

Gemini Voice Solutions

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