IP Telephony News Wrap-up for Nov, 24 2003

1. Codetel Deploys Nortel’s VoIP Solution
Codetel, a Verizon owed telco serving the Dominican Republic, has deployed Nortel Networks’ VoIP solution to transition its local access network, international long distance and other voice and traffic onto one IP network. The new network will consolidate Codetel’s contact centers, operator services, VoIP VPNs, and primary voice services for both enterprise and residential customers.

Codetel will deploy Nortel’s Succession Communications Server 2000 softswitches, Passport packet voice gateways, and Passport 15000 and 2000 multiservice switches.

Nortel recently announced that it had released software that IP enabled Succession Media Gateway 9000 and Codetel will be Nortel’s first customer to use the gateway in IP mode.

The 9000 model gateway is an access platform that bridges the company’s portfolio of voice and data edge access technologies. It has the ability to host existing TDM periperhals and standard DLCs. The technology can be deployed at all PoP locations including wire centers, co-location cages, outside plant enclosures, and at the customer premises.

Nortel Networks


3. Telus Launches Hosted & Managed IP Services in Canada
Telus has launched IP-One, a hosted and managed VoIP service to be offered to businesses in Ontario and Quebec. The service provides a set of applications including unified communications, extension mobility and integration with corporate directory services. It features management of call forwarding and contact lists, web access to email, and ad-hoc multi- party conference calls. The service is driven by Cisco’s gear.

IP-One is offered on a per seat cost basis.

Initial customers for the service include Borland Software; Richter, Usher, and Vineberg; Berlex Canada; and Belron Canada.


5. Qualcomm Launches VoWireless Push to Chat Technology
Qualcomm has launched BrewChat, a push to chat technology that supports person to person or person to group VoIP over 3G CDMA networks. The technology was designed for CDMA2000 1x release 0.


7. Sprint to Provide Mandarin Oriental Hotel with Converged Network
Sprint will provide the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, scheduled to open in March of next year in Washington DC, with a Cisco driven converged voice and data network. The hotel will have 400 guest rooms, 34,000 square feet of meeting space, and a 10,400 square foot full service spa and fitness facility.


Mandarin Oriental

9. ICS Deploys Telica’s Softswitch
Integrated Communication Solutions, an Ohio based wholesale and enterprise provider, has deployed Telica’s Plexus 9000 softswitch within its backbone network. The softswitch will be used to provide wholesale long distance services across the U.S.

Plexus 9000 includes a media gateway, media gateway controller and signaling gateway to provide Class 4/5, IP and TDM switching for wireline and wireless networks. The softswitch components can be deployed in either a distributed or integratred configuration.


Integrated Communication Solutions

11. WorldTradeShow.Com to Resell All America Casting’s VoIP
WorldTradeShow.Com, a trade show and marketing company that provides webcasts of trade events, has signed a letter of intent to exclusively resell All America Casting’s VoIP technology in Vietnam. The technology will be used to offer local and long distance services as well as video on demand to WorldTradeShow.Com’s 10,000 business customers. WorldTradeShow.Com expects to gain first year gross revenues of $2.2 million from VoIP services.


13. Agilent to Resell Brix’s VoIP Testing Solutions
Agilent Technologies will resell Brix’s VoIP testing solutions including the Brix 100, 1000, and 2500 verifiers; the BrixWorks central site software system; and the company’s VoIP and video test suites. The products will be marketed as part of Agilent’s NgN Analysis Systems. Agilent is also integrating Brix’s technology into its own testing solutions.

In a typical service provider environment, Brix 1000 Verifiers are deployed in the VoIP POPs and Brix 2500 Verifiers in the core IP network. If end-user IP access is provided, Brix 100 Verifiers are installed at each customer premise location to measure service performance and availability from the end-user’s perspective. In an enterprise, a mix of Brix 100 and Brix 1000 Verifiers are deployed throughout the enterprise network.

The BrixWorx central site software is installed by providers in their network operations center, and by enterprises in their corporate data center. Advanced VoIP Active Test Modules are dynamically loaded onto the Brix Verifiers to test service availability and performance throughout SIP and H.323 VoIP networks.


Agilent Technologies

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