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China Government Uses Nortel for VoIP, IP PBX

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July 02, 2008

China Government Uses Nortel for VoIP, IP PBX

By Anuradha Shukla, TMCnet Contributor

The Ministry of Water Resources of the People’s Republic of China recently announced today that it’s implemented a unified communications solution from Nortel (News - Alert).

Employees at the MWR are enjoying significant productivity gains through improved communications thanks to Nortel’s solution that links branch offices spanning 31 provinces and seven major river systems, according to Nortel.
The MWR wanted to implement an IP-based communications platform to meet the demands of carrying voice, data, video and presence information on the same communication platform. The MWR picked Nortel following a two-year evaluation period to supply a converged communications platform that would allow delivery of collaboration tools across the organization, company officials say.
Jerry Huang, a general manager at Nortel in China, said that maintaining effective communication and collaboration can mean the difference between success and failure in organizations with widely distributed employees.
He said that his company’s expertise in unified communications solutions, backed by their Business Made Simple philosophy, has taken the complexity out of this task.  With the new robust IP infrastructure MWR can benefit from instant communication via VoIP, multimedia conferencing, instant messaging and presence-based applications. The Ministry’s employees can thus coordinate their activities whenever, however and from wherever they need, simply and effectively.
MWR’s new communication platform is powered by Nortel technology. The platform is designed and built with a combined IP PBX and soft switch architecture enabling complete business communications delivery on one unified platform, according to the company.
Nortel says that MWR’s new converged IP network is now able to meet the demands of the new era of Hyper-connectivity which is placing unprecedented demands on the network.
Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anuradha’s articles, please visit her columnist page.
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