February 24, 2005
Company signs expansion contract for 75,000 ports of IP-DSLAM platforms and related equipment in India.
UTStarcom, Inc (NASDAQ:UTSI) today announced that its AN-2000 B820 and AN-2000 B100 IP-DSLAMs will continue to support Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.’s National Internet Backbone project in its second phase.
This contract extends the initial $9.2 million contract signed with BSNL in August 2004. BSNL is the incumbent and largest telecommunications services provider in India, with a presence in the fixed-line, cellular mobile, long distance and data markets.
UTStarcom’s IP-DSLAM solution will enable BSNL to offer new broadband-based triple play services, such as high-speed Internet access, interactive gaming and multimedia entertainment services like video on demand to its customers.
BSNL’s National Internet Backbone is a TCP/IP-based network currently comprising around 400 nodes distributed across India and supporting over one million subscribers — of a total five million Internet subscribers in a country of over one billion people — with PSTN and ISDN Internet Access Services.
The second phase of the project includes rollout of a broadband access network across 198 cities in India to provide reliable high-speed Internet connectivity and other value-added services and applications.
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.
November 11, 2004
CableLabs is proposing a standards-based single-box customer premise solution that incorporates PacketCable, DOCSIS and VoIP.
CableLabs (Cable Television Laboratories, Inc), the nonprofit research and development consortium of the cable television industry, has issued an RFI (Request for Information) seeking an Integrated DOCSIS Access Device (IDAD) that will further integrate cable operators’ underlying technologies, allowing them to more effectively offer voice and data services to business and commercial customers.
For several years, cable television operators have been transitioning from their traditional delivery of entertainment programming to a position as full-service providers of video, voice, and data telecommunications services. DOCSIS cable modems and headend devices that enable the delivery of high speed data, digital television, and VoIP, are among the fundamental elements making this transition possible.
The RFI seeks a multifunction device for the customer premise end that integrates structured and unstructured T1 and related services as well as client interfaces ranging from traditional DS0-level FXS services to fully functional DS1 interfaces to 100 Base T. The DS1 emulation would be via IP, over DOCSIS. Some more sophisticated implementations would also take advantage of voice compression and dynamic bandwidth allocation between data applications and voice usage.
While IDADs are expected to be particularly attractive in VoIP networks, some operators may also desire the IDAD to function as a transport media for Primary Rate ISDN or DS1 trunks to a class 5 circuit switch, or for Frame Relay, cellular cackhaul, SS7 links, etc, CableLabs says. Finally, since this device also provides data services to a small business customer, some advanced data switching capability might be desirable.
RFI responses are due January 14, 2005.