TollBridge, Arris cross the VoIP gap together
Hoping to bridge the cable IP telephony gap together, Arris and TollBridge Technologies have inked a re-seller deal under which Arris will market TollBridge's TB300 gateway to operators worldwide.
Arris will also integrate the product into its CompleteVoice cable telephony system, which is comprised of PacketCable-compliant components such as multimedia terminal adapters and cable modem termination systems. So far, Arris has tested the TB300 with its Touchstone Telephony Modem.
The combination "will allow our customers to roll out voice-over-HFC more quickly than previously possible, while preserving their option to migrate to a pure-IP solution when they are ready," said Arris Vice President of Broadband Marketing Stan Brovont.
Arris and TollBridge aren't strangers when it comes to VoIP. Both companies participated in Comcast's IP telephony trial in Detroit, Mich., which wrapped up in April. There, Comcast tested IP in the access network via Arris' C4 CMTS and TollBridge's gateway, which interfaced with the market's existing Class 5 switch.