by CIO Staff

Cisco Buys VOIP Management Firm

Nov 22, 20051 min

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Digital Fairway, based in Toronto, makes software that allows carriers to manage, bill and provision VoIP and video services for business and residential customers. The company also makes software for enterprises to manage telecom circuits and VoIP services from carriers. Products also include management software for automating the setup of IP phones and converged applications for end users in a business.

Cisco plans to release an enterprise VoIP management platform based on Digital Fairway technology next year. Cisco’s upcoming IP Communications Provisioning Manager software will be part of a larger IP communications management software suite, according to a statement from Cisco.

The software “will enable rapid enterprise-wide IP telephony deployment by simplifying and automating operations through workflow-based unified provisioning,” Cisco says. “In addition to user and dial plan provisioning, it will also support change management using a database of record.”

By Phil Hochmuth – Network World (US online)