IP Telephony News Wrap-up for Mar, 23 2001

deltathree and Carrier 116 Connect With ITXC
ITXC has announced that both deltathree and Carrier 116 are planning to route voice traffic over its global Internet telephony network. According to the terms of the deltathree deal, deltathree is outsourcing the termination of its traffic to ITXC to allow it to focus on further developing its own hosted communications solutions, which provide users with the operations management, billing, provisioning and marketing support to offer an array of private branded Internet telephony services. In the agreement with Chile based Carrier 116, the companies are interconnecting their respective networks via an ITXC owned and operated Internet telephony gateway co-located at Carrier 116’s premises to route traffic over each other’s networks.

ITXC offers wholesale phone to phone and PC to phone VoIP services via its global Internet telephony network, which has 360 POPs in 197 cities and 78 countries. The company enables affiliated providers to route traffic to any telephone in the world via the infrastructure, its affiliate provider’s networks, the public Internet or the PSTN. The carrier has also recently teamed with SunGlobe Telecom and Amnet Telecom, two satellite operators, to develop VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) based Internet voice services for remote markets in Latin America, with plans to expand the satellite program/service into various other global markets including Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe. In addition, it implements its own patent pending BestValue Routing technology to control the quality of calls.


Carrier 116


U S Software and Hitachi Team For VoIP Development System
U S Software reported the introduction of EmTalk, its VoIP software package for Hitachi’s SH3-DSP microprocessors. The product enables users to add VoIP capabilities to equipment via an integrated API. It runs on Hitachi’s SH3-DSP VoIP demonstration platforms, which operates at 133Mhz, combing a 32-bit RISC CPU with a DSP core. The solution ships with an integrated H.323 protocol suite combined with the vendor’s USNET TCP/IP protocol suite and SuperTask! real-time Operating System, and it offers a terminal end-point VoIP solution for developing various end point devices such as an information kiosk, a multimedia station, a security system, ATM machines, set-top-boxes and handheld devices. It also includes a codec, a SLIC, and an Ethernet controller.

The product, which is interoperable with Microsoft’s NetMeeting 3.01 and Web Phone 4.02, is currently available in Canada and the U.S. Pricing begins at $15,000, including full source code and 60 days of tech support. In addition, Hitachi is also offering a full reference design to aid in developing VoIP applications.

U S Software


Radcom Introduces SIP Based VoIP System Testing Solution
Radcom has announced the introduction of SIPSim, its turnkey hardware/software VoIP testing solution. The product can generate SIP-based traffic to emulate real world network stress levels, enabling users to benchmark, load test and verity proper protocol implementation in VoIP equipment. It emulates multiple SIP terminals that can initiate one or more SIP sessions, receive network SIP responds, and terminate existing calls in order to stress SIP entities such as proxy servers, registration servers, redirect servers and application servers. In addition, the system can transmit RTP voice packets in various compression methods, provide fine-grain control over call setup rates and parameters, simulate user agent client and user agent server communications procedures, test encryption mode using PGP, allow upload of proprietary WAV files, load SIP entities with thousands of simultaneous calls and provide statistics reports and graphs.


ePhone and Tele1 Launch Service in Poland
ePhone Telecom reported that it has teamed with Tele1 to launch calling card based services via a gateway deployed at Tele1’s operation in Warsaw. The firms are also developing a network, which is initially expected to be able to handle up to 5 million minutes of traffic per month, that will be designed to provide local access in Warsaw and toll free access throughout Poland for placing both international and domestic long distance calls. ePhone will also be able to terminate its traffic over the infrastructure. In addition, the companies also plan to further develop service/network to provide toll free network access from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Turkey, UK, and the U.S.

ePhone Telecom

Empirix to Integrate dynamicsoft’s Technologies
Empirix has announced that it has reached an agreement with dynamicsoft, in which it intends to use dynamicsoft’s technologies to develop an SIP based call generation, signal trace and interoperability test solution for measuring the performance of SIP-based communications networks. According to the terms of the agreement, Empirix plans to integrate dynamicsoft’s SIP and RTP protocol technologies into its TestBuilder product to develop a solution that can generate and terminate multiple DS3 capacities of SIP based calls between IP and PSTN environments. The vendor also intends to further develop the system to support tracing for IP (SIP)-to-PSTN (ISDN or SS7) messages.



Fujitsu, MetaSwitch and Efficient Team For Voice and Video Over DSL
Fujitsu Telecommunications, MetaSwitch and Efficient Networks recently teamed to develop a VoDSL system with simultaneous full-screen video service support. The firms used Fujutsu’s FDX DSL Access Concentrator and MetaSwitch’s VP3000 Integrated Broadband Voice Platform, to deliver simultaneous voice and video services over ADSL to Efficient’s model 8600 Next Generation IAD.



Efficient Networks

RAD Data Introduces VoDSL IAD
RAD Data Communications has reported the introduction of the LA-140 (Link Access-140), its IAD for converged voice and data services over DSL. The product supports up to 12 analog voice ports, up to three data/LAN ports and one 10/100BaseT port, and it has a built-in router that can interface between several technologies. It uses AAL1 or AAL2 for voice and AAL5 for data, and can run ISDN over ATM AAL2 for the converged services. In addition, the unit provides QoS based on OAM (Operation, Administration and Management).

RAD Data Communications

Brooktrout Teams With Telchemy to Develop VoIP QoS Solutions
Brooktrout said that it has entered into an agreement with Telchemy to develop QoS monitoring and management products for VoIP and other multimedia networking applications. The companies intend to integrate Telchemy’s QoS technologies into Brooktrout’s voice over packet products to develop the QoS solutions. In addition, Brooktrout has also placed a $1 million equity investment in Telchemy.



Netergy Microelectronics Introduces Media Hub Reference Design
Netergy Networks reported that its recently formed subsidiary, Netergy Microelectronics, has just introduced the MH2 media hub reference design. The product, which is based on Netergy’s Audacity-T2 processor and Veracity software stacks, offers two analog phone ports and a 10/100 Base-T Ethernet connection that can connect legacy telephony equipment to VoIP networks. It is designed for the residential, SOHO and small and medium sized enterprise markets.

Netergy Microelectronics

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