1. ZTV to Launch PacketCable-Based VoC Service
ZTV, a Japanese cable operator, has deployed Cisco’s DOCSIS 1.1 headend gear to deliver the world’s first PacketCable- based VoIP over cable service in Tsu City. The service, to be launched in June, follows more than 2 years of testing.
ZTV, formerly known as Tsu Cable Network, provides video and data services in 22 municipalities in Mie Prefecture. The provider plans to expand its service area to nine additional municipalities including Hikone, Nagahama, and the Shingu area.
Specifically, ZTV has deployed Cisco’s uBR7246VXR and uBR10012 routers as cable modem termination systems.
3. PT Telekomunikasi Interconnects with T-Systems
PT Telekomunikasi, Indonesia’s state-run telecom provider, has interconnected its network with T-Systems, a Deutsche Telecom company. Traffic exchange has been establised for VoIP and international toll free services.
5. Kancharla Deploys Vpacket’s Voice/Data Router
Kancharla, a CLEC serving SMEs in the mid-south, has deployed Vpacket Communications’ 6100 series voice/data router to support VoB services through its UniVerse service.
Vpacket’s technology supports SIP, H.323, and MGCP. The router features 12 or 24 voice ports, a T1 port for PBX connectivity, and a 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port for data or IP phone connectivity. It has backup POTS ports for E911. The router supports T1/E1, Frame Relay, SDSL and G.SHDSL.
7. Remwave Introduces Free Phone Promotion
Remvave, a California-based VoIP provider to SMEs, has launched a company promotion that qualifies customers for a free Cisco IP phone if they run up a monthly phone bill exceeding $200.
9. Quintum’s Add SIP Support for Switches
Quintum Technologies will add SIP support to its full line of Tenor MultiPath switches by Q’3 of this year. Currently, the company’s products support H.323. When SIP support is embedded, the switches will be able to act as H.323 to SIP gateways.
11. Crimson to Resell PingTone’s VoIP Services
Crimson will resell PingTone’s IP telephony services to its SME customers. The two companies will jointly manage the services.
PingTone’s services are driven by Cisco’s platform. The company’s services include flat rate unlimited local calls, unlimited long distance, Internet access, and unified messaging.
13. Sonus Integrates TI’s DSP Into Media Gateway
Sonus Networks has integrated Texas Instruments’ TMS320C5441 DSP into its media gateway, the GSX9000 Open Services Switch. The media gateway supports any to any connectivity, and can provide media gateway capabilities in third party softswitch based networks.
15. Equant to Deploy Nortel’s Equipment
Equant has expanded its agreement with Nortel Networks in a deal that calls for Nortel to supply the provider with its Shasta 5000 Broadband Services Node, OPTera Metro 1200 Ethernet Service Module, OPTera Metro 5200 Multiservice Platform, OPTera Metro 8000 Services Switch, Passport 8600 Routing Switch, Business Policy Switch 2000, Contivity Secure IP Service Gateways, Business Communications Manager, and Succession Communication Server 1000 IP telephony solutions. The deal also includes new content and application delivery capabilities.
Equant has the largest network of Nortel Passport switches in the world with more than 1,900 deployed over 11 years.