January 25, 2005
The Access211 ATA (Analog Telephone Adapter) delivers broadband Internet telephony and faxing over standard analog gear, and includes a built-in router, lifeline POTS support, and prioritization of voice over data for QoS.
Telco Systems announced the selection of its Access211 VoIP ATA as the basis of a SIP-based VoIP calling service by GlobalTouch Telecom, Inc, which has initiated a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract for the Access211 with Telco Systems.
Called SIPTalk, the service allows subscribers to use standard analog phones and fax machines for broadband telephony and Internet T.38 faxing, while prioritizing voice over data to deliver higher voice quality through traffic shaping, a technology the company asserts is not available on any other consumer VoIP ATA.
It also incorporates lifeline POTS support, which retains analog phone line access to E911 services in the event of power or Internet outages. Other features of the Access211 include the integrated router for simplicity and reduced desktop clutter, custom calling features such as distinctive ringing, and two telephone ports that concurrently support compression for two different phone numbers.
GlobalTouch’s SIPTalk product line starts with a new $9.95 per month residential plan with 200 minutes of calling anywhere in the US and Canada. Residential and small business plans start at $14.95 per month, rising to unlimited US and Canada use for $19.95 per month. All SIPTalk plans include low international rates.
January 19, 2005
The Korean Telecommunications Technology Association has standardized on RADCOM’s Omni-Q VoIP quality monitoring solution to verify standards compliance by operators.
RADCOM, Ltd (NASDAQ:RDCM) announced that TTA, the Korean Telecommunications Technology Association, a non-governmental IT standards setting body, will use its Omni-Q system to conduct pre-licensing certification testing of more than twenty VoIP service providers for compliance with VoIP quality of service standards set by Korea’s Ministry of Information and Telecommunication.
Omni-Q is a distributed voice quality monitoring system that intelligently manages end-to-end voice and signaling quality on packet and circuit switched networks. It provides operators with a dynamic view of network service quality, and gives them quality management control by monitoring, analyzing and measuring VoIP network traffic.
The TTA is responsible for testing products from leading Korean manufacturers and service providers. It was established in 1988, and is a member of international standards organizations such as ITU, ETSI, T1, TTC, ARIB, TSACC and ACIF.
RADCOM believes that the TTA’s selection of Omni-Q will raise RADCOM’s visibility with VoIP technology and service providers who are required to show continuing compliance with mandated quality of service levels.
January 19, 2005
The second largest DSL operator in Denmark will use Cirpack switches and IBM technology to deliver VoIP services to residential and business customers.
CIRPACK, SA announced that its Carrier-Class SoftSwitch and PSTN Gateways based on IBM eServer xSeries technology have been selected by Cybercity, the second largest broadband service provider in Denmark, to deliver VoIP managed telephony services over DSL to residential and business customers in Denmark.
Cybercity has deployed the Cirpack MultiNode with maintenance services delivered through IBM Global Services. The Cirpack MultiNode is made of a Class-5 and Class-4 softswitch running on IBM eServer xSeries and media gateways connecting IP, ATM and TDM networks together, and scales to the hundreds of thousands of subscribers.
It enables low cost deployments of toll-grade VoIP and VoATM services on a very large scale while maintaining existing POTS and ISDN services, and connects to the PSTN using all flavors of SS7.
Today, Cybercity holds a share of over 8% in the retail market and 20% in the corporate market for integrated broadband solutions. It expects to continue to grow its shares in the Danish VoIP market in 2005 based on these technologies.
January 18, 2005
In a partnership with local ISP Atlas Interactive, ZTE Corporation of China will introduce a TV-over-IP service in India as part of a broadband voice, video and data service.
ZTE Corporation of China announced a strategic alliance with Atlas Interactive (Private) Ltd of India under which the two companies will cooperate in introducing TVoIP to four cities in the Delhi region of India.
Expected to be worth more than one billion Rupees, the alliance involves supplying and commissioning a TVoIP network as the foundation for a range of voice, video, and data services for subscribers in the towns of Gurgaon, Faridabad, Ghaziabad and Noida.
ZTE equipment will be combined with Atlas’ netTV technology, and will be able to deliver video on demand, broadcast TV, music, video conferencing, SMS, email, web, Internet and intranet access and data at broadband access speed.
ZTE Corporation is China’s largest listed telecom equipment provider, specializing in custom network solutions for carriers, including fixed, mobile, data and optical networks, intelligent networks and next generation networks. It also manufactures mobile phones.
Last year, ZTE won contracts to provide Nepal Telecom with the biggest CDMA contract in the country’s history, and the Bangladesh Telegraph and Telephone Board with switching equipment for 59 cities and 220 towns.
January 18, 2005
New Telstra service provider solutions in offer customizable data communications to carriers, service providers, resellers and system integrators throughout the Asia Pacific region to US markets.
Telstra, Inc, the US arm of the Australian telecom company Telstra Corporation Limited (NYSE:TLS), today announced the US availability of its new Service Provider Solutions, comprising ‘pay as you grow’ access to Telstra’s networks globally and particularly in the Asia-Pacific region.
The service availability eliminates the need to build out a network, and in many cases provides access to the network of REACH, a top IP backbone operator in Asia. Telstra will provide customized SLAs and global 24/7 technical support, with in-country support at major Asia-Pac destinations.
Telstra currently serves 200 of the top 500 companies in the Asia Pacific region and around the world.
January 12, 2005
The availability of immediate provisioning of Direct Inward Dialing (DID) numbers from VoIP, Inc, for locations around the country will save service providers the expense of having to inventory large supplies of these numbers in advance.
VoIP Inc (OTCBB:VOII), through its subsidiary VoIP Americas, has enhanced its flagship product VoIPDID to include the ability to order and provision DID numbers in real time, eliminating the costly provisioning delays and expense facing many VoIP service providers.
VoIPDID allows next-generation service providers to quickly obtain US local DID numbers which can be terminated on their VoIP gateways anywhere in the world, mitigating the need to establish multiple points of presence in the US, and wait at the convenience of Tier One carriers to provide them with numbers.
The numbers are ordered and provisioned in real time via VoIP America’s web portal and application interface, avoiding lead times that sometimes exceed 90 days. An even tighter integration via XML allows DID numbers to be displayed and provisioned to customers during an online subscription process, further reducing installation costs.
VoIP, Inc, is a solution provider of high-quality VoIP for residential and business customers, and also manufactures products and delivers services, ranging from subscriber-based VoIP, to SIP-based infrastructure, to broadband customer premise equipment and wireless broadband technology, for ISPs, telecom service providers, and cable operators in various countries.
January 12, 2005
The new “Click-to-Call” feature of VoiceGlo’s GloPhone VoIP browser-based phone service allows users to place a call to any published US or Canadian phone number listed on any website with a single mouseclick.
VoiceGlo, a subsidiary of The Globe.com (OTCBB:TGLO), announced an enhancement of itsGloPhone and GloConnect Web and PC-based telephony applications that converts a telephone number on a Web page into an active link that can be dialed directly from the user’s PC with a single mouseclick.
This enhancement is a continuation of VoiceGlo’s endeavor to provide instant global communications from a PC using voice and text. Like its underlying services, Click-to-Talk works over either a broadband or a dial-up Internet connection.
The company said that soon Click-To-Call to international destinations will be added. However, users can still manually call international numbers using their GloPhone dialpad and then save the number into their directory.
All calls between GloPhone and GloConnect users are free worldwide, and calls to any PSTN phone number worldwide can be made for less than half the cost of traditional long distance or international calls.
January 11, 2005
CallWave has selected Pac-West’s PSTN On Ramp to expand local coverage for its VoIP-based Mobile Call Screening and Mobile Call Transfer services for cellphones, to expand coverage to over 99% of California.
CallWave, Inc (NASDAQ:CALL) has contracted with Pac-West Telecomm, Inc, to provide two-way connectivity between CallWave and the PSTN through Pac-West’s SuperPOP network, to enable CallWave to extend its ability to offer its two new mobile call applications.
Pac-west Telecomm‘s new PSTN On Ramp includes call origination and termination, local access numbers, two-way connectivity, and multi-rate center, multi-LATA coverage per SuperPOP. These facilites allow CallWave to rapidly deliver its VoIP applications to the mass market without having to build a regionally distributed infrastructure.
Pac-West was founded in 1981, and is currently one of the largest competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) headquartered in California, with a network averaging over 120 million minutes of voice and data traffic per day, and carrying an estimated 20% of the dial-up Internet traffic in California. It also has operations in Nevada, Washington, Arizona, and Oregon.
January 11, 2005
The Internet Broadband service for large business enterprises has been expanded to include broadband service over cable, wherever necessary, all under single-point MCI management.
MCI, Inc (NASDAQ:MCIP) has announced the expansion of its broadband service for enterprises to include high speed Internet access via cable, extending the reach of this service via all access methods to an estimated 90 percent of all US businesses.
The new Internet Cable service supplements the existing delivery mechanisms of DSL, satellite, and WiFi, allowing multi-location enterprises to turn to MCI for uniform nationwide service across all access options, without having to manage multiple solutions from different providers.
MCI’s Internet Cable Service derives from its relationship with New Edge Networks, an aggregator, which delivers cable Internet service from Charter Communications, Cox Communications and Time Warner Cable at the usual cable speeds. MCI provides a one-stop resource, with consolidated billing and 24/7 technical service and support. Additional security is available through MCIs IP VPN Broadband optional managed solution that encrypts the traffic between remote locations and corporate headquarters.
MCI Internet Broadband is targeted towards customers with multiple retail store and small office applications, and is ideal for large scale deployments because it is delivered to customer sites pre-configured and ready for immediate operation.
Businesses choosing to receive Internet access via cable in this way from MCI can also avail themselves of a normal cable television feed over the installed coax, should they need it, by contacting the local cable company directly.
January 10, 2005
Three new open source software solutions fully compliant with the IETF’s SIP standards will accelerate the adoption of the SIP protocol.
SIPfoundry, Inc has announced sipX – the SIP PBX for Linux, reSIProcate – the Reference SIP Stack, and the SIP Interoperability Project, three projects to serve as industry catalysts for the widespread adoption of SIP as the definitive IP communications infrastructure.
sipX, the SIP PBX for Linux, is a 100 percent SIP, 100 percent open source, PBX, voicemail, auto-attendant and SIP proxy, fully interoperable with SIP-compliant media gateways and phones. It is immediately downloadable and is fully manageable via a web-browser interface.
reSIProcate is a SIP stack, unencumbered by any one company’s commercial agenda, that provides the a fully standards compliant implementation of all key IETF RFCs relating to SIP, including enhanced security features, NAT Traversal, Instant Messaging, and Presence.
The SIP Forum Test Framework (SFTF), designed and written by the SIP Forum and hosted by SIPfoundry as the SFTF SIP Interoperability Project, is a growing body of open source test suites that help SIP product users and vendors ensure standards conformance and interoperability – helping to eliminate SIP islands.
SIPfoundry is dedicated to creating software solutions that implement IETF SIP-related specifications, giving end-users and developers one-stop access to a wide variety of SIP application software, tools and resources, all available under open source licenses that allow easy commercial use.