Over $50 million worth telecom equipment that belonged to Starvox, will be sold via online auction next week on the 12th of this month. The equipment includes over 40,000 Veraz gateway ports and around 5,000 Cisco VoIP gateway ports. Cisco VoIP sales had an impact due to the second hand market way back in 2000 and 2001.
40,000 ports sounds like a lot for someone like Veraz. Looking at the average port shipment numbers of Veraz, this could represent around 10% of their quarterly VoIP sales. So the vendor could also see an impact on its revenues over the next couple of quarters.
Starvox, formerly US Wireless Data, had one of the largest VoIP footprints within the US. The company operated 300 of its own PoPs. The last doze of funding Starvox had was in 2005 when Vonage name was kicking about. The company discontinued its operations in February this year.
Starvox was supposed to transfer most of its assets and customers to bComm. It is not quite clear why the deal was called off.
Starvox was focussed on business VoIP apps like IP centrex. The company also ran termination business, which it acquired from NGT.