Bell Atlantic Chooses VocalTec to Take Part in Widescale IP Telephony Network Aimed At Wholesale VoIP Service.HERZLIYA, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 6, 1999--
VocalTec And Cisco To Work Together In Project Analyst Hails As
"Breakthrough" For Industry
VocalTec Communications Ltd. (Nasdaq: VOCL VOCL Vault Online Career Library ) announced today a contract with Bell Atlantic (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange : BEL) to take part in the development and implementation of a widescale Internet protocol See Internet and TCP/IP.
(networking) Internet Protocol - (IP) The network layer for the TCP/IP protocol suite widely used on Ethernet networks, defined in STD 5, RFC 791. IP is a connectionless, best-effort packet switching protocol. (IP) telephony network. Bell Atlantic, one of the premier carriers in North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. , will use the network to provide wholesale Voice Over IP (VoIP) services to Internet telephony service providers (communications) Internet Telephony Service Providers - (ITSP) Companies providing IP Telephony. (ITSPs). VocalTec will work with Cisco Systems “Cisco” redirects here. For other uses, see Cisco (disambiguation).
Cisco System,Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO, HKSE: 4333 ) is an American multinational corporation with 54,000 employees and annual revenue of US $28.48 billion as of 2006. Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO CSCO Cisco Systems Incorporated (stock symbol)
CSCO Chief Supply Chain Officer ) on the project and supply its award winning VocalTec Gatekeeper(TM) software. Last week, Cisco and VocalTec announced a joint development, marketing and sales agreement to bring hybrid IP telephony The two-way transmission of voice over a packet-switched IP network, which is part of the TCP/IP protocol suite. The terms "IP telephony" and "voice over IP" (VoIP) are synonymous. solutions to ITSPs, Internet service providers Internet service provider (ISP)
Company that provides Internet connections and services to individuals and organizations. For a monthly fee, ISPs provide computer users with a connection to their site (see data transmission), as well as a log-in name and password. (ISPs) and carriers.
"The combined efforts and products of VocalTec and Cisco uniquely offer us performance and security," said Tom Caldwell, vice president of Marketing for Bell Atlantic Wholesale Services. "We've selected a platform for our IP telephony service created by two technology leaders who are already established in the industry and committed to open standards Specifications for hardware and software that are developed by a standards organization or a consortium involved in supporting a standard. Available to the public for developing compliant products, open standards imply "open systems;" that an existing component in a system can be replaced and interoperability. This provides Bell Atlantic with the potential to work with a greater majority of our target market."
"This project with Bell Atlantic is a breakthrough," said Mark Winther, group vice president of Worldwide Telecom for IDC. "The industry needed this type of commitment to IP telephony from a large North American North American
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see boophilusannulatus. carrier the caliber of Bell Atlantic. And with the recent joint agreement signed between VocalTec and Cisco, these vendors are in a very strong position to effectively deliver widescale, best-of-breed solutions."
VocalTec and Cisco will provide an end-to-end solution (jargon) end-to-end solution - (E2ES) A term that suggests that the supplier of an application program or system will provide all the hardware and/or software components and resouces to meet the customer's requirement and no other supplier need be involved.
Compare: turn-key solution. for handling pre-and post-paid VoIP calling services for Bell Atlantic. The project is one of multiple joint efforts already planned between the vendors. A highlight will be the use of Cisco's VoIP enabled-gateways interoperating with VocalTec's gatekeepers. The gatekeeper software will serve as the "nerve center" of the voice network, performing authentication, authorization and accounting, allowing for flexible call routing and dialing plans, third party billing/management, centralized provisioning of gateways and the addition of new/enhanced applications. The VocalTec Gatekeeper, which won Network Magazine's 1999 Product of the Year Award in Telephony Integration, has been deployed by ITXC (Internet Telephony Exchange Carrier Corporation, Princeton, NJ, www.itxc.com) The largest IP exchange carrier in the world. ITXC was acquired by wholesale telco provider Teleglobe Bermuda Ltd. in 2004 and then by Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd. Corp(TM), Deutsche Telekom Deutsche Telekom AG (ISIN: DE0005557508, FWB: DTE, NYSE: DT, LSE: DEU, TYO: 9496 ) (abbreviated DTAG) is a telecommunications company headquartered in Bonn, Germany. It is the largest telecommunications company in Germany and in the EU. AG (NYSE: DT), China Telecom and other leading carriers/service providers.
"Bell Atlantic is a very exciting project, one that enables VocalTec and Cisco to work together and provide greater value to customers," said Dr. Elon Ganor, chairman of VocalTec Communications. "Our joint efforts will move the industry forward as smart companies, such as Bell Atlantic, quickly realize the return on investment, security and foundation for the future that can only emerge with the cooperation of leading technology companies."
"Our relationship with VocalTec has been very successful and we look forward to further joint efforts such as the Bell Atlantic project," said Alistair Woodman, director of Marketing for Packet Telephony at Cisco Systems. "By combining our products and expertise, we are able to offer an easier and faster way for customers to deploy end-to-end IP telephony solutions which are capable of supporting extremely robust, enhanced services."
The joint development, marketing and sales agreement announced last week capitalizes on the Cisco Open Packet Telephony framework for voice services over a data infrastructure and VocalTec's strength as an innovative, fast-moving developer of IP voice services and enhanced solutions. Joint development will be facilitated through the companies' proven commitment to open standards. Each will be able to promote the other's products via the Cisco New World Ecosystem program and VocalTec's sales/marketing channels. VocalTec will also become a global reseller and integrator of Cisco's VoIP and data communications equipment See DCE.
Data Communications Equipment - Data Communication Equipment , utilizing its expertise in VoIP network design, customization and deployment to create full turnkey solutions.
About VocalTec Communications
VocalTec (Nasdaq: VOCL) develops and markets award-winning systems enabling voice, fax and multimedia communications over packetized networks including private networks and the public Internet. VocalTec pioneered the commercial IP (Internet protocol) telephony industry in 1995 with the first commercial solution. Since, VocalTec has: built one of the largest research and development teams dedicated to IP telephony; created one of the largest footprints of users in the carrier and consumer markets; played a leading role in developing industry standards. VocalTec's technical expertise continues to drive the industry forward with end-to-end, standards-compliant solutions for global multi-service deployments for all classes of carriers. For further information, visit VocalTec at http://www.vocaltec.com.
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