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Eyeing VoIP Market, Veraz Intros Nortel DMS Replacement Program

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January 23, 2009

Eyeing VoIP Market, Veraz Intros Nortel DMS Replacement Program

By Raju Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor

With the help of its so-called “MGN” portfolio, Veraz Networks reportedly has introduced a program to help service providers using Nortel’s legacy DMS circuit switches to migrate to a next-generation IP network.

Nortel (News - Alert) has filed for bankruptcy and been delisted from the New York Stock Exchange. In the process, some say, the company becomes the first major technology company do so because of this recession. Nortel filed for court protection a day before it was due to make a debt payment of $107 million.
The filing leaves many service providers searching for support for their ongoing legacy DMS switches. Veraz says its program will help Nortel customers migrate traffic from their legacy infrastructure. The company says that it provides next-generation IP platform that scales to handle new traffic and services.
“Nortel’s service provider customers need a way to quickly migrate their critical network assets to platforms from vendors committed to their business,” said Doug Sabella, chief executive officer and president of Veraz. “We are offering a product and support package that will not only minimize service providers’ near-term exposure to potential changes to Nortel’s business, but will also serve as a next-generation platform for growing their business in the future.”
Apart from providing support for the interworking of SS7, SIP-I and SIP protocols, the ControlSwitch VoIP platform includes a distributed policy-based routing engine. Also, the providers can easily reuse their legacy services infrastructure with the help of the open services architecture of the ControlSwitch.
Veraz MGN portfolio offers a complete platform for migrating service providers off of legacy TDM switches like the Nortel DMS. It includes ControlSwitch VoIP switching platform, Network-adaptive Border Controller and I-Gate 4000 family of media gateways and session bandwidth optimizers.
Recently, as TMCnet reported, Veraz Networks (News - Alert) helped Excel Telecommunications to reach one billion minutes of traffic per month. According to Veraz Networks, Excel achieved this by replacing 18 Nortel TDM and Alcatel DECs switches with a distributed ControlSwitch.

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Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Michael Dinan

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