Tuesday, January 4, 2005

Texas Instruments and AT&T Announce VoIP Alliance

Texas Instruments and AT&T are working together to provide VoIP equipment designers and manufacturers new platforms for the development of VoIP products compatible with AT&T's global IP (Internet Protocol) network. As part of the alliance, TI-based reference designs for voice gateways will be compatible with AT&T's CallVantage Service, via AT&T's certification lab testing. One of the first TI-based VoIP products that will be available through AT&T's CallVantage Service is VTech Communications' VoIP6322 Dual Line Corded/Cordless Broadband Telephone System. The VTech system, which can be expanded to a total of eight cordless handsets, can use either traditional landlines or broadband phone services.

  • In September 2004, AT&T announced a VoIP Innovation and Interoperability Program based on its own proprietary specifications.

  • AT&T has invited a number of application developers, equipment and device manufacturers, and silicon manufacturers to incorporate the specifications in order to deliver new capabilities compatible with its VoIP portfolio of services. AT&T Labs has licensed AT&T intellectual property to these companies to achieve interoperability and compatibility of end user devices.

  • Charter Members of the AT&T VoIP Innovation and Interoperability Program include leading silicon providers Broadcom, Centillium Communications, Intel and Texas Instruments; customer premises equipment manufacturers D-Link, Linksys, and NETGEAR; IP PBX vendors Alcatel, Avaya, Cisco, Nortel Networks, Siemens, and carrier-grade softswitch and gateway provider Sonus Networks.


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