IP Telephony News Wrap-up for Sep, 30 2003

1. New Global, BtNAccess, & Time dotCom Choose BroadSoft’s Hosted Voice
New Global Telecom, BtNAccess, and Time dotCom will be using BroadSoft’s BroadWorks hosted voice platform, which provides PBX, IP Centrex, and voice VPN services.

New Global Telecom will use BroadWorks to offer a wholesale managed voice service, allowing service providers to hosted servicees to their customers.

New Global currently provides hosted IP PBX functionality to ISPs serving small businesses in the Denver area. The company also provides IP telephony services between the U.S. and Mexico including a service that allows customers in Mexico City to have a U.S. phone number. New Global is in the process of developing wholesale VoIP solutions for switchless resellers, ISPs, and other service providers.

BtNAccess, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hong Kong based PCCW Limited, will use the BroadWorks platform to deliver converged voice and data solutions to enterprise customers. The services will be offered over BtNAccess’ MPLS network, which spans the U.S., Europe, and the Asia- Pacific region.

Time dotCom, Malaysia’s second leading fixed line telco, will use the system to offer hosted services to domestic enterprises over its IP network. Fujitsu will be providing systems integration.

BroadSoft
http://www.broadsoft.com

Time dotCom
http://www.time.com.my

BtNAccess
http://www.btnaccess.com

New Global Telecom
http://www.ngt.com

3. Cisco Certifications Double in Last Nine Months
The number of Cisco certified companies have double over the last nine months. The vendor did not disclose the number of companies that have been certified.

Cisco offers IP telephony certification in the areas of design, support, and operations.

The company claims to have 10,000 IP telephony customers and reports that it has shipped more than 2 million IP phones.

Cisco Systems
http://www.cisco.com

5. Verso to Resell NetCentrex’s Gear in Croatia
Verso, a Croatia based systems integrator and VAR, will resell NetCentrex’s networking solutions including business trunking, voice and video VPN, IP Centrex, residential broadband communications services, and advanced Class 4 infrastructure. Verso will provide installation and support for the systems.

Verso
http://www.verso.hr

NetCentrex
http://www.netcentrex.net

7. Quintum Unveils New Session Border Controller
Quintum Technologies has introduced Tenor Call Relay SP, a session border controller that supports 120 simultaneous VoIP calls. The technology can be software upgraded to support up to 672 calls. Tenor Call Relay allows VoIP endpoints such as gateways, IP phones, and IP softphones behind NATs to communicate with VoIP endpoints on external IP networks.

The border controller can be remotely managed. It offers a single point for call management, administration, and security at the edge of the network.

Quintum Technologies
http://www.quintum.com

9. Swedish Sports Confederation to Deploy Cisco’s VoIP Solution
The Swedish Sports Confederation will deploy Cisco’s IP telephony solution within a network that will initially include 800 IP phones. The system will eventually expand to include 1,600 connections.

Ementor will serve as the systems integrator per a 3-year contract.

Cisco Systems
http://www.cisco.com

Swedish Sports Confederation
http://www.svenskidrott.se

Ementor
http://www.ementor.dk



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