IP Telephony news wrap-up for Mar 1 – 2007

Comtrend has introduced CT-6382T, a new residential gateway that supports voice, video, and data as well as a home networking solution. The device features 802.11b/g Wi-Fi WLAN access, VoIP local and long distance calling, PSTN failover, DECT -based cordless phone connectivity, and TR-68 and TR-69 compliance for installation, configuration, and remote management and configuration.

The IAD includes physical FXS ports for connectivity of up to 2 phone lines. It supports QoS, port based VLANs, as well as calling features such as 911, caller ID, call hold, call waiting, call forwarding, 3-way conferencing, and direct number dialing.

For IPTV and data, up to 4 direct Internet connections can be made via Ethernet cable. Using ADSL2+, the gateway can support data rates up to 24 Mbps.

The device supports 63 and 128 bit WEP data encryption over the WLAN and VPN pass through. The gateway also features a daytime parental control option.

AMI Partners has released Making the Move to Hosted VoIP or Premises-Based IP PBX: Different Approaches to SMB VoIP Implementation, a study that examines VoIP options for SMBs including premises based IP PBX, managed IP PBX, hosted VoIP, broadband VoIP, and peer to peer VoIP. The report addresses end-users by identifying the pros and cons of each as well as each option’s steps for implementation. For vendors, service providers and channel partners, the publication provides actionable recommendations for meeting the needs of SMBs making the transition to IP.

The firm finds revenue from the global market for VoIP solutions for SMBs was $3.26 billion in 2006, up 26% from 2005. Worldwide spending by SMBs for all equipment and services is forecasted to grow from $257 billion in 2005 to $301 billion in 2010.

Total equipment purchases of IP PBXs, VoIP gateways, softswitches, VoIP application servers and IP phones and terminal adapters is projected to increase from $2.4 billion in 2005 to $9.7 billion in 2010, at a CAGR of 31.7%. TDM equipment spending is expected to decrease from $3.3 billion in 2005 to $438 million in 2010, at a CAGR of -33.5%.

Revenues from hosted VoIP are forecasted to grow from $344 million in 2005 to $3.7 billion in 2010, at a CAGR of 61%. The increase will be fueled by the small business segment.

AMI projects that most companies will adopt some form of a VoIP service over the next 5 years.

The publication is part of AMI’s SMB Telecom/IP Communications Service. A price for the individual report was not published on the company’s web site.

AMI Partners
Heavy Reading has released Voice over IM: Enabling a New Telecom Services Model, a study that analyzes the top IM service providers, the functionality of their software products, and the business models they are employing.

The firm finds that VoIM will slowly disrupt the progress of VoIP, as IM platforms become interoperable and implemented into cell phones. Although VoIM is part of a new technology wave that is primarily embraced by telecom enthusiasts and youth, this demographic still has the potential to influence the growth of competing communication offerings. According to Dennis Mendyk, Managing Director of Heavy Reading, IM has more than 100 million users globally and is replacing email as the primary mode for interoffice communications.

The publication is available in PDF format for $3,995. The price includes an enterprise license.

Heavy Reading
Internap has acquired VitalStream in an all stock transaction that called for Internap to issue 12.2 million shares of its common stock to VitalStream’s stockholders. Very few details of the deal were disclosed including the value of the acquisition. More information is expected to come from the company’s Q4 conference call scheduled for March 1st at 5:00pm EST.

VitalStream supplies technology for delivering audio and video services.

Kyivstar, a mobile service provider in the Ukraine, will interconnect its network with iBasis and exchange voice traffic.

Global Crossing has launched VoIP Outbound Service in mexico, enabling enterprises and carriers to originate international calls on the company’s international network. Access to the network is available via IP VPN, DIA and public Internet access. The provider offers its origination service in 29 countries including 4 in Latin America consisting of Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and Brazil.

Global Crossing
On World has released Muni Wireless Broadband: Service Oriented Mesh-ups, a new study highly based on more than 300 interviews, examines the emergence of municipal wireless networks across North America. The report includes a value system analysis of infrastructure, devices, software, and services; 5-year market forecasts for equipment and services; a budget evaluation of 27 cities; and deployment status and planned services for more than 200 cities.

The firm finds that services generated from muni wireless deployments will generate $10 billion in 2011. In the sector of public access, muni wireless is expected to serve 26 million subscribers globally, creating a market segment worth $5.7 billion. The top providers in the public access area are recognized as EarthLink, MetroFI, MobilePro, Q-Ware Systems, and BT.

In the area of public safety, nearly two thirds of those interviewed are using or planning to use muni wireless. Today, Motorola is recognized as the dominant market leader in supplying this sector.

Half of those interviewed by On World representing cities with 50,000 to 500,000 residents expressed an interest in using muni wireless for transportation issues. Some of the current suppliers in this segment include Sensys, Streetline, Telemics, and VehicleSense.

The 106-page publication is available for $1,499.

On World

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