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October 26, 2013
VoIP Routers Week in Review

By Ashok Bindra, TMCnet Contributor

This past week, VoIP routers community witnessed semiconductor developers pushing the performance envelope of chips and chipsets to enable better and faster network services. In addition, the community also observed new and improved solutions. While a test solutions company conducted high-speed core router tests, more and more VoIP providers were offering “no-contract” services.

Speaking of faster network services, Gaithersburg, Md.-based Patton (News - Alert) Electronics introduced two new DSLAM options that addresses a wide range of reach and rate requirements for service-provider, MTU/MDU, and campus networking. As reported, Patton’s new DSLAMs exploit existing copper cabling to deliver high-speed (symmetrical or asymmetrical) network services. They allow operators to avoid the disruption, delay, and expense of installing new CAT5 or fiber-optic cable by leveraging common voice-grade copper cabling infrastructure already in place, says the TMCnet report.

To make transition to VoIP service easier and faster, many “no contract” business VoIP telephone service providers have emerged lately., a VoIP information center, has listed top four “no-contract” business VoIP telephone providers. The top on this list is VoIP provider Jive Communications. The other three are RingCentral, Vocalocity (News - Alert), and Nextiva. The report emphasizes the fact that “no contract” offers customers the ability to test the waters with minimal risk. 

In other news, fabless semiconductor company Ikanos Communications introduced a new home-gateway reference design based on the Fusiv Vx183 processor. Ikanos said that the new Fusiv-powered home gateway processors are designed for both emerging and maturing markets covering South America, Australia, Southeast Asia, and Asia.

Meanwhile, testing solutions provider Spirent Communications, in collaboration with equipment vendor Huawei (News - Alert) and independent testing lab EANTC (European Advanced Networking Test Center) conducted 6.4 terabit/second core router tests. The report shows that these tests were initiated to verify the performance, scalability and resiliency features of Huawei’s NetEngine 5000E core router with a fully loaded 400 GbE line card. The tests confirm that Huawei’s core router will be able to match the requirements of the burgeoning mobile data traffic on Tier 1 service provider backbone networks.

Lastly, DSP Group’s (News - Alert) DCX DECT SoC and XpandR III multimedia chipset powered iiNET’s Budii, a comprehensive National Broadband Network (News - Alert) (NBN)-ready entertainment and network hub. It features high-speed Wi-Fi and seven Ethernet ports for maximum connectivity options. According to iiNET, this offering’s true innovation comes from its ability to connect multiple devices in a single compact unit.

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