Telecom International, Inc., which offers voice data communications technology for the Internet, and the Foshan office of China Unicom Limited announced today that they have entered into an exclusive three-year partnership.
Under the terms of the agreement, signed on March 12, 2004, i2Telecom will provide its Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) microgateway products and global VoIP network to Foshan Unicom, which will sell i2Telecom's end-to-end solution to small and medium sized businesses. The parties will share revenue from the common market.
In related news, i2Telecom also announced that its second international Network Operating Center (NOC) is now up and running in Foshan, Guangdong Province, China. The NOC went online this week, and serves a central role for China Unicom's VoIP customers. Users making calls over the Internet simply plug a conventional phone into one of i2Telecom's microgateway devices (the InternetTalker(TM) or EVoIP-4010) to place a VoIP call. The call will travel over the Internet to the Foshan NOC, and if it is a long distance call within China the call will be routed to the China Unicom Gateway for call completion. International calls will be routed over the Internet from the Foshan NOC to i2Telecom's NOC in Atlanta, Georgia for call completion anywhere in the world.