IP Telephony News Wrap-up for May, 21 2002

1. DeltaThree Releases SIP PC-to-Phone Client
DeltaThree has released PCPhone 4.0, a SIP based softphone. It can be downloaded from the company’s consumer web site at http://www.iconnecthere.com


3. Cbeyond Deploys Cognitronics’ Media Server
Cbeyond has deployed Cognitronics’CX500 Network media server to generate voice announcements over its Cisco-based VoIP network. Cbeyond provides voice and data services to small businesses in Dallas and Atlanta.



5. eCom to Resell Octave in China
eCom Communication Technology will resell Octave Commuinications’ audio conferencing and instant group conversation products to service providers and enterprises in the People’s Republic of China. eCom will distribute Octave’s OCI 1000, and Improv for mobile/wireless operators. The company will also provide consulting and integration services.


Octave Communications

7. KDDI America Deploys iTelco & Cisco’s Gear
KDDI America has deployed iTelco’s VoIP conferencing and collaboration system and Cisco’s AS5300 voice gateway to support its hosted services to enterprise customers. KDDI’s service features web-based conference planning and management, document sharing, and call out.

KDDI America



9. EMG Releases VoIP Market Study
The Eastern Management Group has released a study on the VoIP marketplace. The firm finds that Cisco led VoIP equipment sales in 2001, despite a rally by Nortel to lead sales in Q’4. EMG reports that Cisco’s enterprise VoIP equipment market share exceeded 25% last year. Cisco has been a dominate supplier of IP-LAN telephony systems, while Nortel leads IP-enabled TDM VoIP system sales. 3Com is the runner up in IP-LAN voice systems. EMG finds Mitel to be a challenging competitor in both technologies, doubling its market share from the third to the fourth quarter.

The company has said VoIP installations represented almost 15% of the total enterprise telephony market in 2001, with VoIP penetration exceeding 20% in the fourth quarter. EMG forecasts VoIP equipment will represent 33% of the enterprise telephony market in 2002.

For more information on the study, contact Obi Quasem at oquasem@easternmanagement.com or call (908) 470-6322.

Eastern Management Group

11. ICSS Expands Network with VocalTec’s System
International Carrier Sales and Services, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, has placed an order with VocalTec for $4 million worth of gear to expand its VoIP network, already driven by VocalTec technology.



13. Cisco & Crimson to Host VoIP Seminar
Cisco Systems and Crimson Technologies will host a 3-hour seminar on the benefits of IP telephony at Cisco’s New York offices on May 30. The event will provide a forum for manufacturers, analysts, and corporate leaders to discuss the progress of VoIP including the impact on the financial services industry.

To reserve a seat, send a request to events@crimsontechnologies.com

Cisco Systems

Crimson Technologies

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