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Deals of the day roundup

Sun, 07/29/2001 - 8:00pm
Anne Kerven

CopperCom and Kenetec Inc. will combine their technologies into a solution that delivers voice over broadband to multitenant units. EurekaGGN, which today landed $20 million in equity financing, will deploy the system in New York City, the trio report.

CopperCom will supply its CSX2199 media gateway, CopperController softswitch and VOB gateway, and Kenetec will provide its EdgeExpress 5000 service exchange platform and EdgeXpress 1000 service access unit. The two tested their products for interoperability, prompting CopperCom to certify Kenetec's 1000 and 5000 products as Copper Compliant.

EurekaGGN performed trials with the combined system, and plans to deliver the services to small- and mid-size companies in the MTUs, starting in New York. EurekaGGN also landed $20 million in financing from a series of previous investors, with newcomer Apollo Real Estate Investment Fund IV, it says. …

Cisco Systems signed a $40 million deal to help expand China United Telecommunications Corp.'s VoIP network. The project starts this month and will extend the network to more than 321 cities in 30 provinces in China, Cisco reports.

Under the deal, Cisco will supply backbone core routers and aggregation routers, including its 12000 series, VoIP gateways, H.323 gatekeepers and its Catalyst switches for cross-connect.

Cisco and several Ecosystem partners will also provide pre- and post-paid voice applications for the packet-based network. …

Riverstone Networks Inc. will supply CompleTel Europe N.V. with metropolitan aggregation routers for CompleTel's LAN-to-LAN service rollout in 13 cities in France and Germany.

Riverstone's RS 3000, 8000 and 8600 routers also will go into Retevision's Iddeo data centers in Madrid and Barcelona. …

Samsung affiliate Unitel Co. Ltd., Korea's largest ISP, will use Clarent Corp.'s OpenAccess Softswitch in its Uniway VoIP and Internet service bundle for small- to medium-size businesses. SoftSwitch complies with the H.323 standard, a common VoIP protocol that allows interoperability with various hardware, Clarent says. …

Catena Networks will supply its CNX-5 Broadband ADSL system to Frontier, a division of Citizens Communications Co. The CNX-5 will help deploy voice and broadband DSL to residential customers in the Northeast and North Central United States, Catena says. …

Verado sold separate parts of its FirstWorld Internet Services' DSL customer base to EarthLink Inc. and Covad Communications, the two report in a joint release. Terms were not disclosed.

Verado's digital subscriber base is primarily in the western United States. The deal should conclude by the end of August. …

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