IP Telephony news wrap-up for Oct 27 – 2006

Several VoSat partnerships were inked this week including Global Crossing’s agreement to acquire Impsat, Verso’s new marketing and development deal with ViaSat, and Viper Networks’ new partnership with OnSat. Considering these announcements were not made in conjunction with any satellite trade show, they represent progress in the maturation of the VoSat market.

Global Crossing will pick up 4,500 new enterprise customers and annual revenues of $270 million through its deal to buy Impsat for $336 million. The agreement calls for Global Crossing to pay $95 million in cash and to assume $241 in debt. Impsat operates networks in seven Latin American countries consisting of fiber optic and wireless links, teleports, earth stations, and leased satellite links. The two companies have been exchanging IP traffic since 2000.

Verso Technologies and ViaSat have entered into a joint development and marketing agreement to offer VoSAT solutions based on Verso’s NetPerformer GSM and VoIP switching products and ViaSat’s LinkStar VSAT system. The two companies teamed after winning a multi-million contract that called for the deployment of a VSAT network that would deliver voice, fax, IP Centrex, and voicemail to 1,500 government locations throughout Ecuador. The solution employs ViaSat’s VSAT system and Verso’s softswitch and media gateways.

Viper Networks has announced that it will offer VoSAT services over OnSat’s network. The partnership allows Viper to offer voice services to several thousand rural consumers and enterprises in the Southwestern U.S, pending Viper gets financing for the roll-out.

Global Crossing
Verso Technologies
Viper Networks
BroadSoft has enhanced the management system for its BroadWorks platform with the introduction of a new client services delivery platform developed by Netria (a joint venture between BroadSoft and Vonair) known as the Client Management System. The system enables administrators to use a single intuitive interface to provision, access, and manage multi-vendor terminals and terminal features as well as manage client and customer profiles.

NetLogic Microsystems has introduced NL71024, a processor for Layers 3-4 communications and networking that handles tasks at 40 Gbps line rates. The processor can process up to 256,000 simultaneous IPv6 database entries or 1 million IPv4 entries. The new product is backwards compatible with the company’s NL6000 processors.

The NL71024 will be available in sample quantities later this quarter.

NetLogic Microsystems
Veramark Technologies has introduced eCAS SMB, a call accounting bundle for small to mid-sized businesses that provides reports that monitor call activity, analyze call traffic and identify toll fraud and abuse. The web-based system works with a collection of legacy and VoIP switches supplied by Cisco (Call Manager & Call Manager Express), Avaya (IP Office, Merlin Magix, & Partner), Nortel (BCM 50, BCM 200/400 & Norstar), and Panasonic (KX-TDA 50-200, DX-TA 824, & KX-TAW848).

Veramark Technologies
Octasic has added SIP and MEGACO stacks to its OCT9320 and OCT9360 media gateway modules, which perform all the voice processing and packet signaling for a G.711 media gateway solution.

Oracle has agreed to pay $219.2 to acquire MetaSolv, a supplier of service fulfillment OSS solutions for telecom service providers

Fusion, a VoIP service provider, has obtained a license to offer VoIP services throughout Jordan.

Sonus and Cantata will jointly market an IMS-based solution for developing and delivering SIP and vXML-based applications, through the combination of Sonus’ ASX feature server and IMX multimedia application platform and Cantata’s software-based SnowShore IP media server.

Veraz Networks
Sonus Networks
Cantata Technology

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