Exhibitors Feature VoIP Products, Services

For the first time, CompTel/ASCENT is featuring a VoIP Showcase highlighting the wares and services of 20 exhibitors.

The exhibitors, ranging from telecom equipment makers to wholesale carriers, will feature their VoIP products and services on the trade show floor, open Sunday through Tuesday.

CompTel/ASCENT is pleased to bring together carriers and vendors on the cutting edge, who are delivering the VoIP products and services that will serve as the building blocks for the future of communications, says CompTel/ASCENT CEO H. Russell Frisby Jr.

The explosion in the IP phone market no longer is imminent it already has happened.

Telephone companies like Lightyear Network Solutions Inc., a privately held firm based in Louisville, Ky., have ventured into the Internet phone market. Lightyear has unveiled XSTREAM, a suite of VoIP and broadband products for residential and business customers.

Global Crossing Ltd., another exhibitor, reported recently it had more than doubled the traffic transmitted over its VoIP network between January 2003 and March 2004, growing from 1.16 billion minutes per month to 2.4 billion minutes per month. Global Crossing began offering service on its VoIP network in September 2000.

To learn about other developments in the Internet phone market, check out all the companies participating in the VoIP Showcase: Broadwing Communications LLC, Cisco Systems Inc., CustomCall Data Systems Inc., Excel Switching Corp., Global Crossing, Level 3 Communications, Lightyear, PointOne, Progress Telecom LLC, sentitO Networks, Step 9 Software Corp., Switch and Data, Technologies Management Inc., Tekelec, Vero Systems Inc., Volo Communications Inc. and WilTel Communications LLC.

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