IP Telephony News Wrap-up for Sep, 30 2004

1. VoIP Inc Acquires VoIP Americas
VoIP Inc, a VoIP equipment vendor and service provider, has acquired VoIP Americas, a wholesale VoIP service provider and a provider of a hosted platform for delivering business and residential VoIP. The deal consisted of an all stock transaction, in which VoIP Inc acquired all of VoIP Americas stock in exchange for 1 million common shares of VoIP Inc.

Currently, VoIP Americas is terminating more than 10 million minutes of VoIP traffic a month.

In other company news, VoIP Inc has said that Davie, Florida-based FMC Telecom has agreed to purchase 15,000 units of its MTA-V102 terminal adapter, with 5,000 TAs to be shipped the first year and 10,000 the second year. The contract is valued at more than $1 million.

FMC offers managed IP PBX services nationwide.

VoIP Inc

VoIP Americas

FMC Telecom

3. Verso Enhances Call Manager Including the Addition of SIP Support
Verso Technologies has released version 3.2 of its Class 5 Call Manager, a call management element at the core of the company’s Enterprise Managed Services and Second Line Services solution. The new release includes support for SIP, in addition to existing support for MGCP. Verso has also introduced a NAT traversal solution to its portfolio of VoIP products as well as an account management tool that enables end users to update user information, control optional features and view phone usage records from any web browser.

The Call Manager manages IP endpoints and provides integration with the company’s PSTN access solution. In combination, the technology provides a pre-integrated VoIP network services solution for service providers that will deliver CLASS features such as call forwarding, caller ID, caller ID blocking, call waiting, customer originated trace, call transfer, and 3-way calling.

Verso Technologies

5. airBand Launches VoWireless to SMBs in Phoenix
airBand, a wireless telecom service provider, has launched VoIP service to SMBs in Phoenix over its wireless network. The service is available as a bundled offering with its data service or as a managed service. With the managed service, airBand deploys Cisco’s IP phones. The service features free four digit dialing between offices and a flat rate of 4.9 cents per minute for domestic long distance calls.


7. Circuit City to Resell AT&T’s CallVantage Service
Circuit City plans to market and resell AT&T’s CallVantage residential VoIP service via in-store marketing, print and online advertising. Eighty percent of Circuit City stores are located in markets where CallVantage is available. The initiative is scheduled to begin on October 1.

Circuit City


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