Coyote to Integrate Ericsson Technology
Coyote Technologies announced it is planning to offer a carrier class VoIP system based on a combination
of Ericsson’s IPT 1.6 IP Telephony solution and its DSS Switch. The integrated solution will enable users
to route voice, fax and data traffic over legacy and IP networks.
Ericsson’s VoIP gateway provides support for phone to phone, fax to fax, PC to phone and PC to PC
communications. The product offers port capacities of to 780 ports of simultaneous voice or fax
communications per chassis, with a maximum of six chassis per rack for a total port capacity of 4,680. The
gateway uses low bit-rate codecs including G.729.A and G.723.21. It is designed to be compatible with SS7
technologies to enhance its ability to transfer calls to both the PSTN and between multiple applications.
The system features technologies for LCR, multiple IP network management, both validated and un-
validated traffic, echo cancellation, real-time billing systems, itemized accounting, central CDR collection,
IVR, SNMP remote management and configuration, and supports both multiple languages and foreign
The DSS Switch is designed for central office value-added services and Internet access solutions. The unit,
which includes SS7 technologies, can support from 100 to 10,000 lines or 160 T1s to 120 E1s. It enables
users to offer a variety of services including local and long distance, operator services, 800 services and
debit and credit card services.
In other news, Ericsson is teaming with Rapid Transmit Technology (RTT), a next gen CLEC/ISP, to
develop and deploy a multi-service Internet based platform for MDU property owners. The two year deal
has an estimated value of $15 million. According to the terms, Ericsson will design an end to end IP
platform for offering services such as xDSL, VoIP, wireless LAN and switched Ethernet. RTT plans to
leverage the platform to offer voice services, Internet access and applications, security monitoring and
utility management services to MDU residents, bundled under the name WaKuL (pronounced “way-cool).
Ericsson will also manage the platform until RTT develops the staffing and technical capabilities to manage
the network independently.
Frontier to Accelerate VoIP Service Plans
Frontier said that it has almost completed negotiations with an undisclosed vendor to deploy an advanced
intelligent network VoIP platform that will enable it to interconnect its circuit-switched voice services
network with its up and coming IP network.
The platform will allow the provider to offer enhanced VoIP services that will include integrated voice/data
with access to all of the firmís web and IP based applications and services.
The company intends to have the VoIP part of the services operational by the end of this year, with
complete commercial availability slated for early next year.
Early last month, Frontier indicated that it would use Lucent’s softswitch and Sonus Networks’ GSX9000
Open Services Switch to build an IP telephony network. Lucent will install its own equipment and Sonus’
gateway technology in the network, and provide the trunking and universal access products that will enable
the IP network to interoperate with the existing circuit networks.
Lucent’s VoIP enabling software switch enables users to migrate existing voice, fax and email traffic to IP
based LANs, WANs, intranets or the Internet without impacting current voice and data networks or
disrupting services. The H.323 compliant software functions as both an IP gateway, routing traffic across
IP networks, and an IP gatekeeper, allowing all communications endpoints to communicate with all other
analog, digital or ISDN based endpoints. In addition, it can route existing application traffic (voice mail,
CTI, call center, wireless) over the network with call control features such as conferencing, call forward,
call transfer, call hold, speed-dial, and multiple line appearances over the network.
The carrier-class GSX9000 accepts calls from, and communicates with, policy servers that support network
call-handling policies. It can support from hundreds to thousands of simultaneous calls. The NEBS
compliant unit is interoperable with SS7 networks via interconnection with Sonus’ SGX2000 SS7 Signaling
Gateway, and it can provision new services.
Frontier plans to initially deploy the services in 3 U.S. markets, and expects to utilize the IP network to
route all of its traffic by 2002.
CT Expo to Feature VoIP Center
The Computer Telephony Expo will include a center dedicated to VoIP and enhanced services at its Fall 99
show at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York on September 14-16, 1999. The VoIP center
will allow visitors to test the latest IP telephony products and other voice/data convergence solutions from
The VoIP arena is being hosted by CT Labs, a service testing and analysis lab specializing in voice/data
CT Expo Fall ’99
Mockingbird Introduces New Gateway
Mockingbird Networks has introduced an IP telephony switch, the Nuvo 200. The Solaris based unit can
support from 24 to 240 ports of simultaneous voice and fax communications per chassis. Multiple units can
also be interconnected to provide port capacities of well over 10,000. The gateway can provide H.323
compliant communications via G.723 and G.729A protocols. In addition, it can interface directly with the
PSTN’s Intelligent Network SS7 technologies to transparently route voice, fax and data calls. It features
turnkey billing, customer care and calling card solutions, and it is equipped with technology for silence and
noise suppression as well as echo cancellation.
The product is currently available. Pricing begins at $24,000.
IDC Releases VoIP Market Report
IDC said that it has just released an Internet telephony market report entitled, IP Telephony Services:
Market Review and Forecast, 1998-2004. The study analyzes the IP telephony market opportunity for
network service providers, including forecasts for billable minutes of use and revenues, split by the retail
and wholesale markets and business and consumer segments. It projects that the market will expand from
310 million minutes of use in 1998 to 2.7 billion by the end of this year. By 2004, IDC forecasts that 135
billion minutes of VoIP will be routed, with revenues of $19 billion. The study also includes select service
The report is currently available for US$3,500.
IP Telephony Services: Market Review and Forecast, 1998-2004
Big Bits Software to Begin Advertising Software
Big Bits Software said that it will utilize the services of Interactive8, an advertising agency, to build an
extensive online ad campaign for its real-time VoIP client software, PhoneFree.
The PhoneFree software enables users to conduct full duplex voice conversations via the Internet. It
features caller ID, call screen, voice mail, whiteboard, text chat and personal phone book capabilities. In
addition, the company has developed an online white pages directory to enable users to look up other users
and initiate communications.
Although known as PhoneFree a set of two copies of the software goes for $29.
TI Completes Telogy Networks Acquisition
Texas Instruments said that it has completed the stock for stock acquisition of Telogy Networks. Earlier
this year, the company stated that it would trade about 4.1 million shares for all outstanding Telogy shares.
TI plans to combine its programmable DSPs with Teleogy’s embedded communications software to offer
complete communications solutions.
Network Instrument Introduces VoIP Protocol Analyzer
Network Instruments reported the release of the Observer, its protocol analyzer/traffic management and
troubleshooting tool for H.323 protocol networks. The product is a 32-bit PC application for Windows
95/98/NT/2000 platforms. It can be used to test the H.323 capabilities of Ethernet, Token-Ring, FDDI
LANs and traditional circuit switched infrastructures, as well as providing the remote diagnosis of multi-
segment LANs. It produces a range of reports via the statistical sampling of all switch ports (looping) and
full port-based captures (static).
The application is currently available for $995.