Nortel CVAS, which is being bought by Texas-based Genband, is unveiling its upcoming 4G Mobile VOIP solution designed to enable service providers to seamlessly integrate all cellular technologies. In addition, at VoiceCon, Nortel CVAS took the wraps off an enhanced Hosted IP Communications solution.
Nortel CVAS is rolling out new VOIP and hosted
for service providers.
Nortel CVAS (Carrier VOIP
and Applications Solutions) on March 23 unveiled its new 4G Mobile VOIP
solution that will enable service providers to integrate all cellular
technologies-including 2G, 3G, the new 4G LTE and WiMax networks-and will allow
them to optimize call routing into the cellular network, correlate billing
between legacy cellular and SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) networks, and
support roaming on a foreign operator's network.
For users, the communications experience will be better because
of a more seamless handoff between cellular and broadband networks, according
to Nortel CVAS officials.
"Our 4G Mobile VOIP [voice over IP]
solution simplifies operator deployments and eliminates the need for costly
upgrades to existing Mobile Service Control Points and back-office systems,"
Samih Elhage, president of Nortel CVAS, said
in a statement.
The enhanced 4G Mobile VOIP solution
will be available in the second half of the year.
In addition, at VoiceCon in Orlando, Fla., Nortel is showing
off its latest Carrier Hosted IP Communications solution, which is designed to
make it easier for enterprises to migrate their communications networks to IP,
which company officials said will enable businesses to save money and boost
Based on the company's Communications Server 2000 softswitch
and Adaptive Application Server SIP software engine, the enhanced hosted
offering not only offers advanced IP capabilities but also supports legacy
Centrex and TDM equipment.
The upgraded offering "equips enterprises to tackle the
challenges of having to manage several disparate applications and
communications systems used across multiple departments," Elhage said.
Nortel CVAS is in the
process of being bought
by Texas-based Genband
for $182 million. The Nortel business was one of
several units that Nortel Networks, which filed for bankruptcy in January 2009,
has sold to various vendors.
Company executives opted to sell off the company piecemeal
rather than try to restructure, saying it was the best way to preserve the
company's technology and save as many jobs as possible. The executives had
blamed Nortel's financial problems primarily on the staggering economy.
Nortel CVAS is getting
officials out into the public view this week. Not only is the company at
VoiceCon, but John McCready, vice president of product management, will be part
of a panel discussion March 24 at the CTIA Wireless 2010 show in Las