IP Telephony News Wrap-up for Oct, 26 2000

China Netcom and Wherever.net to Interconnect Networks
China Netcom Corporation (CNC) has announced that it has signed an agreement with Wherever.net, in which the companies intend to interconnect their respective networks to terminate voice and fax traffic for each other.

Wherever is in the process of developing a private managed IP based network throughout China, Hong Kong, Japan, the Netherlands, Singapore, Taiwan and the U.S. It also recently teamed with Genuity and Newcall to further develop its offering in the U.S. and New Zealand respectively. In addition, it was recently granted FCC approval to resell services between the U.S. and various international markets. The company offers corporate services such as calling card, clearing house and VPNs.

China Netcom provides IP based communications services including voice, video, fax and data. It recently deployed a 8,000 mile next gen IP over DWDM based fiber backbone, CNCnet, initially throughout 17 Southeast China markets including Beijing, Tianjin, Jinan, Ningbo, Hefei, Nanchang, Naniing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Fuzhbou, Xiamen, Cuangzhou, Shenzhen, Changsha, Wuhan, Zhengzhou and Shijiazhuang. The provider also recently reported similar network interconnection and VoIP traffic trade deals with both iBasis and GRIC.


China Netcom

Anet Eesti to Market and Offer Networks Telephony’s Technologies
First Capital International has reported that its Estonia based ISP subsidiary, Anet Eesti, has entered into an agreement with Networks Telephony Corporation that will enable it to develop and offer Networks’ VoIP services in select Central and Eastern European markets. According to the terms of the deal, Anet Eesti will market and offer VoIP services in select Baltic markets, and it will also market Networks’ VoIP and eCommerce solutions to corporations.

Networks Telephony is a global IP carrier and wholesale provider, offering PC to phone and phone to phone VoIP connectivity and service transport as well as eCommerce voice based solutions to its affiliated providers. It operates a private H.323 compliant network connecting 40 countries throughout the world, which can provide termination capabilities in over 200 markets.

Networks Telephony Corporation

Anet Eesti

First Capital

Genuity Deploys RADCOM’s Voice Quality Management System
Genuity said that it is has signed an agreement with RADCOM, in which it will deploy RADCOM’s voice quality management system, Omni-Q, in its VoIP network. The solution utilizes probes deployed at various locations throughout a network to collect voice and signaling quality measurement information based on a variety of codecs and protocols. Users can then view the information, which identifies potential network problems, and solve the problems by adding bandwidth, balancing traffic load, rerouting traffic, etc. In addition, the solution offers a central management server application that provides historical voice quality data that can be used to aid in network planning.

Genuity offers an array of managed Internet infrastructure services to corporations and providers including Internet access (dial up, dedicated and DSL), web hosting, content delivery, VPNs, VoIP and corporate intranet and extranet deployment. It also recently said that it is planning to deploy NetSpeak’s IP telephony technologies to control, manage, streamline and expand its Cisco equipment based VoIP operations, which are available on a local basis to approximately 80 percent of the U.S. population, and provides international connectivity to over 450 markets.



Vanion To Deploy CopperCom’s VoDSL Solutions in Colorado
Vanion, a Colorado-based CLEC, has announced that it is planning to deploy CopperCom’s DSL equipment to develop an integrated voice and data offering. Vanion initially intends to deploy CopperCom’s CopperComplete Architecture of VoDSL technologies and softswitch systems in select Colorado markets including Alamosa, Aspen, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Canon City, Denver, Grand Junction and Pueblo. The company expects to begin deploying the equipment this month.



QuesCom Introduces VoIP Gateways
QuesCom has announced the introduction of its VoIP server units, the QuesCom 500 and the QuesCom 600. Both Windows NT based products can support a variety of H323, SIP, MGCP, RTP, RTCP and FoIP technologies. In addition, the vendor recently integrated Natural MicroSystems’ Alliance Generation VoIP solution, and IVR and fax technologies into the solutions. The 500 can provide up to 24 concurrent ports, with the model 600 offering support for up to 120. Both units can interoperate with the vendor’s gatekeeper technology, QWare, to provide VoIP infrastructure management and control capabilities.

Both products are currently available. The 500 version is priced at $6392, with the 600 model priced at $39,170.


VoicePump Introduces Chip Solution for Voice Over Broadband
VoicePump, a DSP Group subsidiary, has reported the introduction of the VP100, its chip based solution for the development of VoIP and VoDSL applications. Initially, the vendor is offering two versions of the product, the VP120 and the VP140, which include DSP Group’s TeakLite programmable DSPs and broadband loop emulation service IAD functionality, and can support two and four port applications, respectively. The company is also working on an 8 port version, and an integrated and enhanced processor core.

The solutions are currently available in 100-pin plastic, quad-flat packages for sampling, with commercial availability scheduled for early next year. The 120 is expected to be priced at $14, with the 140 at $20, both in quantities of 10,000.


DSP Group

TEK DigiTel Secures Order for 5000 Units from ArelNet
TEK DigiTel said that it has secured an initial order from Arelnet for 5000 of its iGate units. The order is the result of a previous agreement between the firms, in which the firms plan to develop and market a range of VoIP solutions, in addition to Arelnet reselling TEK’s iGate gear under the brand i-Tone Primo. The products are scheduled to begin shipping before the end of the year.

TEK DigiTel


Pingtel Secures Additional $5.15 Million in Second Round
Pingtel has reported that it has secured an additional $5.15 million in its second round of financing from SAIC Venture Capital Corporation. Last month, the firm received $12.7 million in the round from Dain Rauscher Wessels, Intel Capital, St. Paul Venture Capital, Wind River and several undisclosed investors. The vendor intends to use the funding to expand its marketing, sales, support and product development activities.


Williams Certified to Integrate Cisco’s VoIP Technologies
Williams Communications said that it has received IP/Telephony Specialization from Cisco, which will enable it to sell, design, deploy and support Cisco’s array of IP telephony technologies.

Williams Communications


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