GTE & Bellcore to Offer IP Services
GTE & Bellcore are preparing to offer a mess of IP technologies such as Internet telephony
GTE has announced that it will be introducing IP fax services in April of '98 and voice messaging in July. IP telephony services are pending GTE's ability to establish QoS for the offering.
Bellcore is scheduled to offer turnkey Internet telephony services through a new business unit to be known as Soliant. Soliant is also developing Internet telephony software.
ITXC to Provide ITSP Interconnectivity
Internet Telephony eXchange Carrier (ITXC) will be offering an interconnectivity service known as WWexchangeroute to ITSPs including routing, settlement, and authorization. ITXC is scheduled to trial thee service in February and expand it to a commercial service by April. Roaming settlement for the service will be provided through a partnership with iPass.
Qwest Enters ITSP Battle at 7.5 Cents per Minute
Qwest Communications will offer phone to phone Internet telephony long distance at 7.5 cents per minute in nine markets including Anaheim, Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento, San Fransisco, San Jose, Denver, Kansa City and Salt Lake City.
Users of the service will be required to dial a local number and enter an access code before dialing the number to be called.
Qwest has interconnected its networks to create a virtual private network to use with the service.
Voxware Partners with Online Entertainment Vendors
Voxware has announced that Blizzard Entertainment, Red Storm Entertainment, & Vicarius Visions, will use its CODEC technology for online gaming applications.
Fujitsu/DualStar to Offer IT Services to MDUs & Institutions
DualStar and Fujitsu will introduce high-speed Internet access, audio and video conferencing, caller ID, messaging services, and advanced call handling to about 20 MDUs including a school in New York.
Citylights was named as one of the apartment complexes expected to receive a Fujitsu F9600 Multimedia Platform private branch exchange and DualStar's high-speed access.
IDT to Expands Its Telephony Service to South America
IDT Corporation has finalized an agreement with an unamed South American carrier that will establish an optical connection between Its international switch in the US and the carrier. The link will be used IP telephony traffic.
IDT has also deployed a switch in the UK and is planning to connect it with the US & Canada via undersea cables.
Nortel Invests in ArelNet
Nortel has invested $5 million into ArelNet for 20% of outstanding shares in a deal that calls for Nortel to acquire ArelNet's real-time fax and voice networks.
The agreement also provides Nortel an option to acquire Elron Electronics.
Pairot.com to Use Ditech's Echo Cancellors
Pairot.com has announced that it will use Ditech's 18t1 echo cancellers for its DUET Internet Telephony Service.
Pairot plans to introduce a global Internet telephony network for PC to phone in September of '98.
Lucent and I-Link Release Multi-point Conferencing Software
I-Link and Lucent have introduced two multi-point audio-conferencing applications. The CX1000S will run on the host supporting up to 50 users. The CX2000S will run on DSP boards and support 100's of users.
RSL Communications Increases Investment in Delta Three
RSL Com will increase its equity stake in Delta Three to 95 percent. Delta Three has a functioning international long distance Internet telephony network and RSL is an international ling distance telecommunications carrier.
Bertelsmann to Offer IT Services in Europe
Bertelsmann has announced that it will offer an IP telephony service known as Avanti in Q'1 of '98. The service will allow PC to phone communications.
Bertelsmann is also developing a video phone that will allow the service to be offered to folks that do not own a computer.