IP Telephony News Wrap-up for Mar, 23 2004

1. Pac-West Launches Managed Voice Services to SMEs
Pac-West, a LEC serving states in the western U.S., is offering managed IP communications services to businesses in California. The service will include click to dial, unified messaging, and remote networking capabilities.

Pac-West carries over 120 million minutes of voice and data traffic per day and estimated 20% of all dial up Internet traffic in California.


3. Syndeo to Include Cognitronics’ Media Servers in VoCable Solution
Syndeo will incorporate Cognitronics’ CX series media servers within its PacketCable based VoCable solution, which it markets to cable operators. In addition to supporting the PacketCable 1.0 reference architecture, Cognitronics’ media servers support other network environments such as TDM, AIN and mixed network topologies. The technology supports MGCP and SIP/VoiceXML.



5. LayerOne Introduces VoIP Peering Platform
LayerOne has introduced a VoIP peering platform that creates a distributed private IP Ethernet community that enables direct, native IP peer to peer connectivity. The platform requires only one port to provide one to many connections.

Participants connect to the peering fabric via a Fast Ethernet port. LayerOne uses a /24 Micro-Allocation to assign a unique IP address to a softswitch or gateway on the customer VoIP network to create a network entry point. Peering participants can then buy, sell, or trade IP minutes with other providers within the same LayerOne facility, or use Layer 2 transport to exchange traffic between multiple providers in other LayerOne facilities located in major U.S. markets.

LayerOne subscribers can use the company’s web site to solicit routes and rates.


7. Onlinesupplier.Com to Market VoiceGlo’s Consumer VoIP Service
Onlinesupplier.com, a club based online retailer, will market VoiceGlo’s consumer VoIP service. The service offering will include free unlimited peer to peer calling within the VoiceGlo network, and a choice of calling packages such as unlimited calling within North America for $29.99 per month.



9. China Cable to Launch VoCable Services in Baoding City
Baoding Pascali Cable Television Network has plans to work in conjunction with an unnamed China based telecom company to launch VoCable services to approximately 2.1 million households in Baoding City in June of this year.

Baoding is 85 miles south of Beijing.

China Cable and Communication

11. Broadvox to Use LogiSense’s Billing and OSS Software
Broadvox, a primary line residential VoIP service provider based in Cleveland, will use LogiSense’s EngageIP billing and OSS sotware and optional VoIP module to meter, rate, and bill its VoIP customers. The technology meters, rates, and bills for VoIP and bandwidth usage. The module supports local number portability, e911, and 411 calling.

Broadvox plans to expand its service to 87 markets by the end of this year. The company offers unlimited local, regional, and long distance calling within North America for $29.95 per month. The service features call waiting, caller ID, call forwarding, voicemail, and 3-way calling.

Broadvox Direct


13. Avotus’ Technology Prepares Networks to Migrate to VoIP
Avotus has introduced VoIP Network Supervisor, a tool for determining a networks’ requirements and appropriate design for migrating to VoIP.

The technology translates telephony metrics such as centa call seconds into bandwidth, broken down by time intervals, departments, employee groups and other criteria. Network Supervisor provides information on interdepartmental and intradepartmental calling, as well as external tie line and PSTN call activity. It can import historical data from other vendors’ call accounting systems to analyze call data over days, weeks, months or years, to get an actual long term view of usage.

Network Supervisor supports calculations on multiple CODECs to support transitions to multiple vendors such as Avaya, Cisco, and Nortel.

The solution is available as an onsite application, in a hosted environment, or as part of a fully outsourced managed service operated by Avotus.


15. Nuvio to Use Internap’s Managed Network Services
Nuvio, a primary line residential and business VoIP service provider, will use Internap’s multi-homed, managed network services to power its VoIP service offerings.

Nuvio currently offers VoIP services in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Colorado Springs, Kansas City, Springfield, and Joplin.



17. Snom Introduces IP Phones that Supports ENUM
Snom Technology AG has enabled its family of SIP phones to support ENUM, the standard for mapping phone numbers to IP addresses. The phones translate E.164 telephone numbers into SIP URIs and establish a SIP VoIP session.

Snom Technology AG

19. 3Com to Allow Resellers to Carry Its IP Telephony Products
3Com has launched a VoIP Solution Provider Program in North America that allows reseller partners to carry IP telephony applications across its VCX V7000 and NBX product lines. The company’s Reseller Approved partners will install, test, and provide first line application support. A 3Com Approved status has been established for developers whose products will be installed and tested by 3Com.


21. Innomedia’s MTAs to be Part of Softbank BB’s Enterprise Solution
Softbank BB, a primary line residential VoIP service provider in Japan, will deploy Innomedia’s 3040 and 3050 dual mode (IP/TDM) gateways as part of its hardware solution for its enterprise customers. The gateways allow emergency calls and specific area code dialing calls to be automatically routed over the PSTN. The gateways support PRI (T1/E1) interface, ISDN BRI interface, and analog interface. The products support MGCP and SIP.

In partnership with Yahoo! BB, Softbank BB has more than 3.7 million VoIP subscribers.

Softbank BB


23. Juniper Releases Study on Broadband Services Sector
Juniper Research has released Broadband Added Value Services: Business and Residential Opportunities, a study that explores the market growth of VoIP as well as online games, music downloads, video services, online data storage, web hosting, and VPNs.

The firm projects residential VoIP services will generate $6.36 billion in revenues in 2009, up from $2.48 billion in 2004. Business VoIP revenues are projected to grow from $1.01 billion in 2004 to $9.53 billion in 2009. VoIP is expected to be the leading value added service in the broadband sector, which overall, is projected to total $47 billion in 2009. This will be in addition to the $43 billion spent on broadband access.

Juniper Research

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