Under the deal, UMass will use the PacketCable-qualified platform to provide VoIP to more than 30,000 on-campus users. If it all works out, UMass said it could eventually replace its legacy PBX and trunking technology.
Cedar Point and the school’s Office of Information Technologies are collaborating on the trial.
*Cavalier adds fiber
Cavalier Telephone has closed its acquisition of Elantic Telecom, a company that operates an 8,200 route-mile fiber network connecting all major cities in the Eastern U.S.
That network will complement Cavalier’s, which extends 3,000 miles in the Mid-Atlantic region. In addition to supporting its business services efforts, the addition of Elantic will also support Cavalier’s IPTV initiative. Cavalier said it will leverage its “superheadend” in Richmond to deliver IP video services across the Mid-Atlantic.
* Tazz hires veeps
Tazz Networks has hired Bob King as vice president of global services, and Chad Dunn as vice president of marketing.
King joins Tazz from Rivermine Software. Dunn most recently cofounded WaveSmith Networks.
Among its wares, Tazz makes a PacketCable Multimedia (PCMM)-qualified policy server.