Bandwidth.com's strategy of investing in the open-source FreePBX telephony project seems to be paying great dividends.
Small businesses that use the Asterisk open-source PBX platform will be able to control Skype calls using such systems.
New service package is designed for companies with PBX phone systems and will be available in 21 markets initially.
The networking giant announces the latest version of its Internet Protocol-based PBX call manager software, which integrates video conferencing into its IP telephony solution.
StarVox announced Monday that it has raised a $10 million fourth round of funding. Investors include Information Technology Partners, INVESCO Funds Group, Storm Venture Fund and previous investors Aspen Ventures, Compass Technology Partners and Novus Ventures. San Jose, Calif.-based StarVox has raised a total of more than $40 million. The company develops software designed to allow corporations to integrate such existing communications networks as PBX telephone and wireless with telephony networks.
SBC Communications announced Wednesday that it has expanded its deal with equipment maker Nortel Networks to supply telecommunications services to businesses. The telecommunications services provider will use Nortel Networks' equipment and support throughout its Pacific Bell, Southwestern Bell and Ameritech regions. The deal adds to a previous multimillion dollar agreement for equipment in 11 states. Terms of the extension to the agreement were not disclosed. The equipment will allow SBC to offer IP (Internet protocol) transmission services and PBX (private branch exchange system) technology to telecommunications customers. A PBX is a private phone switching system for offices.
The networking giant moves to acquire privately held Selsius, a supplier of network PBX systems for telephony over IP networks, for $145 million.
Compaq Computer announced two new modems, including a digital model that works with all types of PBX equipment in telephone companies. The Compaq Corporate Communicator is priced at $349. A second 56K modem with 10/100-mbps Ethernet capabilities is priced at $299. Both prices are expected street rates.
Netspeak is readying a PBX system that will let intranet users dial regular phones online.