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Nortel Enhances Portfolio of Carrier VoIP and App Solutions

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July 23, 2009

Nortel Enhances Portfolio of Carrier VoIP and App Solutions

By Anuradha Shukla, TMCnet Contributor

Nortel has reportedly enhanced its portfolio of carrier VoIP and application solutions by launching its Communications Server 1500. The launch has been made to deliver leading technologies to regional and rural local exchange carriers.

The new CS 1500 is scheduled for release in the third quarter 2009. The solution leverages remote upgrades and introduces new billing, operations, administration and maintenance capabilities.
Nortel’s (News - Alert) new CS 1500 product enhancements utilize SIP business trunking to help carriers meet the demands of their small and medium-size business (SMB) customers. It also allows them to offer a single broadband connection with both voice and data traffic to SMBs with on-site PBX's (News - Alert).
Moreover, the CS 1500 allows carriers to deliver IP-Powered applications like unified messaging, click-to-call, single-number service and end user Web portals.
According to Diane Myers, directing analyst, Infonetics Research (News - Alert), rural and regional carriers need high performance platforms that offer the same reliability and features as legacy circuit switches and also scale to match their current and future network plans.
She acknowledged that Nortel has strengthened its carrier VoIP products through key solution enhancements.
Nortel understands the need for carriers of all shapes and sizes and has introduced cost-effective way to offer advanced voice and multimedia services to business and residential subscribers, said Samih Elhage, president, Carrier VoIP and Application Solutions, Nortel.
“The new CS 1500 product enhancements demonstrate our continued commitment to delivering consistent, reliable and high-quality business voice and multimedia solutions to carriers across the globe,” Elhage said in a statement.
CS1500 Enhancements include SIP business trunking, remote upgrades; hunt group queuing, contact center interoperability, and standard service profiles with graphical ser interface.
As reported by TMCnet, Nortel was in news earlier this week when the New Zealand Public Service Association migrated its network to a unified communications network from Nortel, Microsoft (News - Alert) and implementation partner Gen-i.

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

Edited by Amy Tierney

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