1. SBC Launches IP VPN & Hosted IP Telephony Service
SBC Communications has said that it will launched an IP VPN and hosted IP telephony service by the end of the year. The service will include consolidated email and voicemail; Find Me, Follow Me; Click to Call; conferencing; and plug and play features.
Transportation Insurance Brokers has been receiving IP VPN services from SBC since 2001.
3. Dell’Oro Releases Study on Worldwide Enterprise VoIP
The Dell’Oro Group has released The Enterprise IP Telephony Report, a study that tracks progress in the marketplace in Q3. The publication tracks analog lines, digital lines, IP lines and units for IP PBXs and traditional key systems, as well as units for IP phones. The report provides quarterly analysis of market size, market share, line/unit shipments, and average selling prices at the worldwide market and vendor levels.
The firm finds that more than 1.5 million enterprise VoIP lines were shipped worldwide in Q3, which is an increase of 23% over the quarter.
Market share leaders for the quarter include Cisco (shipments up 58%), Nortel (12%), Avaya (28%), Alcatel (1%), and Siemens (11%).
5. Cebridge Connections to Use Net2Phone for VoCable
Net2Phone has signed a MOU with Cebridge Connections to provide the cable operator with PacketCable based VoCable services. The service, scheduled to be introduced in the first quarter of next year, will initially be offered to the provider’s cable modem customers in Texas and Missouri.
Cebridge will maintain the service brand name and handle Tier 1 customer and tech support. Net2Phone will support the back office infrastructure, switching and transport, and Tier 2 and above tech support.
Cebridge provides cable and cable modem services in rural areas within the U.S.
7. Chunghwa Telecom to Deploy Nortel’s Softswitch
Chunghwa Telecom, a telco based in Taiwan, will deploy Nortel Networks’ Succession Communication Server 2000 compact softswitch and Multimedia Communication Server 5200 to upgrade the provider’s network to support VoIP. The deployment is scheduled to be complete by September of next year.
Nortel’s Multimedia Communication Server 5200 is a SIP based media and application server.
9. Wi-LAN Introduces VoWireless Solution
Wi-LAN has introduced a converged IP data and voice network that operates over wireless networks for use in LANs or WANs or by service providers that wish to offer data and voice services. The solution can support up to 800 business users or up to 1,200 residential users per sector. Base stations can be configured with 1,2,3,4 or 6 sectors, allowing up to 4,800 business users or 7,200 residential users per base station.
Wi-LAN is also offering engineering services for aiding customers in planning, integrating and supports its system.