IP Telephony News Wrap-up for Jun, 25 2001

MegaWorld Launches Service From New York
MegaWorld, an integrated services provider (ISP, NAP, and ASP), announced that it has launched VoIP long distance services from its New York operations, and has deployed a gateway facility in London. The company is also planning to deploy additional and gateways and service by the end of this month in various other markets including Hong Kong and Italy. Late last year, the carrier indicated that it was teaming with Mockingbird Networks, to deploy the vendor’s equipment in a network designed to support an array of Internet based communications services including Internet access, both traditional and VoIP, fax, messaging, international private line, web hosting, on-line data storage and eCommerce. It also partnered with Level 3, to collocate gateway equipment and for the transport of traffic throughout the U.S.


Mockingbird Networks

Level 3

Avaya Teams With SpectraLink to Voice-Enable Its Wireless Solutions
SpectraLink Corporation said that it is partnering with Avaya to offer Avaya’s customers its VoIP enabled wireless LAN solution, NetLink Wireless Telephone System (NetLink). The NetLink solution is a 2.4GHz, 802.11b-compliant system that can operate over wireless LANs, including the Avaya Wireless LAN, offering support for IP telephony on a converged voice and data wireless infrastructure. The solution offers support for various capabilities including conference calling, call forward and transfer, multiple line appearances, and caller ID, and it can seamlessly integrate with Avaya’s Enterprise Class IP Solutions (ECLIPS) communication servers to provide enhanced capabilities and display features on NetLink Wireless Telephones.


SpectraLink Corporation

ECI’s Gear Interoperable With ITXC’s Interconnectivity Network
ECI Telecom has announced that its ITX 1000 carrier-class gateways and gatekeepers have been certified to operate over ITXC’s global Internet telephony network. Providers that use ECI’s gear can now exchange IP telephony voice and fax traffic with other ITXC affiliates that have deployed either ECI’s or VocalTec’s equipment. In addition, several of ITXC’s affiliates are already routing traffic using the ECI platforms.

ITXC’s VoIP network, which has 493 POPs in 283 cities and 103 countries, enables affiliated providers to route voice/fax traffic to any telephone in the world via the infrastructure, affiliated provider’s networks, the public Internet or the PSTN. The company implements its own patent pending BestValue Routing technology to control the quality of calls.

ECI Telecom


Nissi Media Introduces Billing Solutions For Internet Services
Nissi Media announced the introduction of iTOS PPS and iNetBilling, its real-time prepaid Internet billing solutions with web-based customer care capabilities. The solutions enable providers to develop, price and manage various private branded products and/or services such as IP telephony, unified messaging and video conferencing. The Unix/Oracle based systems feature support for 16 digit PINs, customizable rating tables, real-time credit verification, multiple languages and mediation for Internet billing. The applications also ship with a built-in web based customer care modules that enable subscribers to check/increase balances, check and manage account info and view call histories. In addition, the products offer a radius solution for interfacing with Cisco’s gateways.

Nissi Media

Tech Data to Distribute Polycom’s Solutions
Polycom said that it has entered into an agreement with Tech Data Corporation, in which Tech Data will distribute Polycom’s line of voice and video communications solutions. According to the terms of the deal, Tech Data will resell Polycom’s ViewStation interactive videoconferencing system, recently enhanced ViaVideo integrated desktop video communications appliance, and SoundStation line of voice communication products.

Tech Data Corporation


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