IP Telephony News Wrap-up for Nov, 05 2001

1. Aztek Introduces VoDSL Stack
Aztek Engineering has introduced A-BLES, VoDSL signaling software for central office and customer premises equipment. The technology employs LES and control protocols derived from ETSI V5, and CCS as defined in ATMF-145.000. The software stack includes tools for testing APIs, protocol analysis, task execution tracing, and error management.

Aztek Engineering

3. Versatel Deploys JetStream’s VoDSL Gateway
JetStream has announced that Versatel has deployed its CPX-1000 broadband gateway to provide VoDSL services in the Netherlands. The services will initially pass 250,000 businesses.

For North American deployments, the CPX-1000 interfaces to the PSTN via GR- 303 to Class 5 switches, such as the Lucent 5ESS, Nortel DMS-100, and Siemens EWSD. For international deployments, the PSTN connection is via V5.2/V5.1-based links, providing interoperability with the Siemens’ EWSD, Ericsson’s AXE, Alcatel’s S12, Nortel’s DMS, and Lucent’s 5ESS. The CPX-1000 interfaces to IP networks via ATM and Frame Relay circuits. Embedded within the software is a management agent that processes incoming requests from management applications and responds by carrying out the specific actions required.

JetStream Communications


5. Dataflex Introduces VoB IADs
Dataflex, a Surrey, U.K. vendor, has introduced two voice over broadband IADs, the Vine 500 and 600, each supporting H.323 and MGCP. The devices support up to 4 analog POTS ports, configurable to support both FXO and FXS connections. The Vine 600 includes an integrated DOCSIS/EuroDOCSIS cable modem.

The Vine 500 IAD is being tested by several toll-bypass and call shop providers in Europe, Latin America, and the U.S. The 600 model is being tested by cable operators in the U.S. and Europe.

Dataflex also provides call routers, DECT routers, VoIP routers, billing solutions and calling card platforms.


7. Onlinetel Completing 2nd Phase of Network
Onlinetel has announced that it will have the second phase of its IP network in Canada completed on November 15. The network connects London, Hamilton, Kitchener/Waterloo, Toronto, Barrie, Ottawa and a collection of third tier towns such as Mississauga, Orillo, Ancaster, and St. Thomas. Upon completion of the phase, the company will offer enterprises free long distance within its Ontario network or to affiliate offices worldwide with an Onlinetel gateway. Other long distance calls throughout North America will be billed at 4.9 cents per minute.

The third phase of the network build will include the expansions in Ontario and the deployment of PoPs in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, and Montreal.


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