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Nortel Reports an Increase in Carrier VoIP Momentum

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April 17, 2009

Nortel Reports an Increase in Carrier VoIP Momentum

By Anuradha Shukla, TMCnet Contributor

Nortel has announced that they signed up a number of new regional carriers across the U.S. and that their CS 1500 solution has been picked up by Hancock Telephone, ArkWest Communications, Venture Communications Cooperative and Dakota Central Telecommunications.

The low-cost but highly-reliable Nortel (News - Alert) IP multimedia softswitch solution provides traditional voice services as well as multimedia applications like IPTV, fiber to the premises, and end-user Web portal access.
Samih Elhage, president, Carrier VoIP and Applications, Nortel noted that this announcement indicates that the value their carrier VoIP and multimedia solutions are resonating with customers.
Elhage also said that the CS 1500 brings the latest voice and multimedia applications to regional carriers at a very affordable price. Nortel recently announced the new release of the CS 1500, which has added new revenue generating applications like unified messaging, single number service, subscriber Web portal and on-demand conferencing.
Elhange pointed out that all these new applications not only increase customer satisfaction and retention but also provide regional operators with a VoIP platform. This platform allows the operators to enjoy the maintenance and cost benefits of a converged network.
Nortel’s CS 1500 solution will benefit all the new regional carriers. The solution will allow Hancock Telephone of Hancock, New York, to drive new voice revenue from both residential and SMB subscribers with advanced VoIP applications like single number service and unified messaging.
Nortel said it will also provide Hancock Telephone with products and professional services to help them to completely design, build and manage their entire network.
Also, Arkwest Communications will use Nortel's CS 1500 to converge their telephony and IPTV (News - Alert) services in a cost effective and least disruptive way for their subscribers.
In addition, Venture Communications is expanding their network with five CS 1500 softswitches. The company expects the solution will enable services like single-number service, IPTV, click-to-call, PC access to voice messages and call logs to their subscribers.
And finally, Dakota Central Telecommunications is also expanding their network with Nortel's CS 1500. The solution will allow them to offer their subscribers cutting-edge features including click-to-call, unified messaging and end-user Web portals.

Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anuradha’s article, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

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