1. Chunghwa to Use ADIR’s Telephony Solution
ADIR Technologies has said that Chughwa Telecom is deploying its Voice VPN product to deliver enterprise IP-based long distance services to government agencies throughout Taiwan. ADIR’s solution provides TIE line replacement for interconnecting offices, direct dial domestic and international long distance, and corporate calling cards. The technology also includes support for custom dial planning on a per-customer basis and source-based routing.
3. Wellness Web to Resell Internet VIP’s Calling Card
Internet VIP has said that Wellness Web, a healthcare web site serving 200,000 visitors per month, will the distribute the company’s pre-paid long distance card known as MyTelCard. Internet VIP expects to generate $2,000,000 in annual revenues from the deal.
5. BuddyTalk to be Bundled with Sound Blaster Innomedia has announced that its BuddyTalk VoIP software will be bundled with Creative Technology’s Sound Blaster Live! sound cards. The software will be installed by default on the Sound Blaster Live! installation disc.
All users who register BuddyTalk will receive a new BuddyTalk account with $30 worth of multi-party conference calling. This can be used in the next 45 days for 10 conference calls up to one hour in duration each. Registered users will also receive $1 worth of PC-to-phone calling, equivalent to 20 minutes of calling to the U.S. or U.K. or 25 minutes of calling to Hong Kong. If users recharge their card at a minimum credit of $10, Innomedia will match the minimum by providing users with an additional $10 credit.
7. EarthLink Introduces PC-to-Phone Service Using Dialpad
EarthLink has introduced a new VoIP service entitled EarthLink Internet Call, a service that utilizes Dialpad’s VoIP technology. Dialpad’s service provides PC-to-phone calling in 200 countries. EarthLink provides Internet access to 4.9 million subscribers in the U.S.
9. Brooktrout Improves Performance of Netaccess Boards
Brooktrout has said that it has improved the performance of its NS300 and NS700 Netaccess Series boards in relation to the backhaul and SS7 functions in the Serving and Gateway GPRS Support Nodes of the 2.5G GPRS network. These functions are also available in the Base Station Controllers and Mobile Switching Centers in the voice network for 2G wireless voice and data infrastructure.
11. Avaya Introduces Voice & Data Solution for SMEs
Avaya has introduced IP Office, a voice and data networking solution for small to mid-sized businesses. The solution provides Internet access; full voice and data remote working/access; integrated hub, router, and firewall; and data networking. The IP Office also provides call distribution; alternate call routing; and T1/E1/PRI/analog connectivity in addition to IP connectivity. The solution supports open standards such as Q.Sig and H.323.
The IP Office applications suite offers voice mail, integrated and unified messaging, multimedia collaboration, a PC-based console for attendants, auto- attendant, screen pops, and an set of contact center management tools. It can be administered a single PC-based console, Avaya’s IP Office Manager. Third party applications are support via a software development kit.
IP Office is optimized for up to 100 end users and/or 50 contact center agents, with expansion up to 180 end users or 75 agents.
Availability in Europe and select Asia Pacific countries is slated for the fourth quarter of this year. Availability in North America is expected in Q’1 of 2002, and availability in additional Asia Pacific countries as well as in South America is planned for mid-2002.
13. Telera Platform Supporting Multiple LD Carriers
Telera has announced that it has enhanced its voice web application platform to support multiple long distance providers. For service providers, the platform provides contact centers with outbound notifiation, IVR, personalized self- service, interactive call-routing and network based queuing.
15. CommVerge to Build IP Network for CPC in Taiwan
CommVerge Solutions has said that its Taiwan branch has won a multi-million dollar contract to build an IP network for Chinese Petroleum Corporation, a Taiwan-based developer and supplier of petroleum and natural gas that is venturing into telecommunications services.
The island wide optical fiber network will connect over 60 nodes and enable multi-service provisioning to support converged voice, video and data. CPC will use the network to create and provision services such as VoIP, VPN, and web- hosting.
The project is expected to be compled by the end of this year.
17. C&W Introduces Outsourced IP Networking Solutions
Cable & Wireless has introduced an IP-LAN and cPBX solution for businesses that includes technology outsourced from Cisco and Nortel. C&W’s IP-LAN offering is a managed IP networking solution driven by Cisco routers and switches that combines support for voice, video and data. cPBX is a VoIP solution that uses Nortel’s Meridian PBX – capable of supporting between 16 and 16,000 telephone extensions on a single switch.
Each new product comes with a set of service options. Pricing for the networking solutions are based on a per extension or per port basis. Customer premises equipment can be purchased or leased. A program entitled Technology Refresh, which allows customers to trade in equipment for newer gear, is an optional addition to the new offerings.
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19. Com Dev and Contela Enter Co-Development Deal
Com Dev Wireless has said that it has entered into a co-marketing agreement with Korea-based Contela to distribute Com Dev’s 1xEVDO M/ERGY wireless Internet system in Korea. As part of the deal, the two have also entered into a co-development and co-marketing agreement that would utilize Contela’s CDMA 1xRTT wireless and VoIP technologies.