By Johanne Torres
TMCnet Contributing Editor
NEC (News - Alert) has selected Centillium's Entropia III VoIP media gateway to help the company launch IP services for NGN and 3G wireless infrastructure deployments. According to a news release, NEC opted for Centillium's (News - Alert) Entropia VoIP system for its carrier-quality voice and media functionality, to be targeted at service providers in Japan.
"We look to Centillium to provide us with leading-edge technology and resources as we deliver NGN, fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) and IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) services that combine voice and data capabilities on both wireless and wireline networks," said NEC's assistant general manager Toshio Suzuki in a statement. "Entropia III's superior processing power, low power consumption and technically advanced software features provide us with clear competitive advantages as we deploy both NGN and 3G wireless infrastructures for carriers in Japan and around the world."
The Centillium Entropia III product is a system-on-chip solution targeted at the converged wireline and wireless networks. Entropia III offers wireline and wireless codec functionality.
"Centillium is excited to be a vital part of NEC's NGN and 3G wireless infrastructure deployment in Japan," stated Faraj Aalaei, CEO and co-founder of Centillium Communications. "Our vision is to develop and deliver technology that will change communications in the consumer and enterprise sectors in ways never thought possible. Innovations in our Entropia VoIP media gateway, such as transcoding, interworking and seamless handoff implemented in a power-efficient, high-performance platform, are key to making this happen. We are dedicated to introducing the most innovative products in the market."
Centillium recently made news as it announced that it was tapped by KEYMILE AG to also deploy the company's Entropia to power its MileGate compact Next-Generation Access platform. MileGate provides a migration path from legacy telephony to VoIP and can implement enhanced triple-play services in the access network.
"We chose Centillium's Entropia devices for our MileGate Next-Generation Access platform because they provide the most cost-effective solution while offering the industry's highest performance and a rich VoIP feature set," stated KEYMILE group's CEO Dr. Ziaedin Chahabadi earlier this year. "With their high channel density and low power per channel, Entropia solutions enable seamless deployment of central office VoIP applications with field-proven reliability and without sacrificing performance or quality."
Johanne Torres is contributing editor for TMCnet and INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine. To see more articles by Johanne Torres, please visit her columnist page.