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Mediation Remains Key to Next-Generation Networks

Posted: 05/2000 Mediation Remains Key to Next-Generation Networks By Charlotte Wolter The platforms sometimes called “mediation switches” were pioneers in the movement toward call control using software and generic computing platforms that have culminated in what now is called a softswitch.This original softswitch was a highly flexible call control solution that usually was structured as […]

Business News – Switching Leader Joins Softswitch Consortium

Posted: 04/2000 Switching Leader Joins Softswitch Consortium BY CHARLOTTE WOLTER After months of negotiation and compromise, Lucent Technologies Inc. has joined the Softswitch Consortium, an organization of more than 70 vendors and service providers formed to develop internetworking technologies for Internet-based real-time interactive communications.Many in the consortium (www.softswitch.org) consider Lucent’s inclusion critical because of its […]

Williams to Deploy Packet Switches for EnhancedWholesale Services

Posted: 02/2000 Williams to Deploy Packet Switches for Enhanced Wholesale Services In an effort to extend its menu of wholesale services to include not only fiber capacity but all enhanced voice and data services, emerging carriers’ carrier Williams Communications Group (www.wilcom.com) agreed to a $20-million purchase of packet telephony switches from Sonus Networks Inc. (www.sonusnet.com). […]

Finally, Level 3 Launches IP Voice Service; WholesaleOffer Comes First

Posted: 02/2000 Finally, Level 3 Launches IP Voice Service; Wholesale Offer Comes First BY KHALI HENDERSON Level 3 Communications Inc.’s (www.level3.com) long-awaited announcement that it will offer commercial availability of its (3)Voice service delivered over the carrier’s end-to-end Internet protocol (IP) network came at the end of 1999. Promised as a fall launch, Level 3’s […]

Business News – Lucent Softswitch Wins Level 3’s Vote, Envy of Like-Minded Peers

Posted: 08/1999 Lucent Softswitch Wins Level 3’s Vote, Envy of Like-Minded Peers By Ken Branson Lucent Technologies Inc., Murray Hill, N.J., has scored a coup with its $250 million licensing agreement for its Softswitch software system with Level 3 Communications Inc., Broomfield, Colo., but Ma Bell’s most prosperous offspring is hardly alone in its drive […]

Group Forms SoftSwitch Consortium

Posted: 07/1999 Group Forms SoftSwitch Consortium A group of telecommunications companies has formed the SoftSwitch Consortium, which will promote open standards and protocols and new application development for a distributed set of hardware and software platforms to connect seamlessly to the public switched telephone network (PSTN) and the Internet. Founding members include Cisco Systems Inc., […]

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