Thursday, December 16, 2004

Nortel Softswitch Achieves Euro-PacketCable Qualification

Nortel's Communication Server (CS) 2000 has been awarded EUR-PacketCable Call Management Server (CMS) qualification status by the EUR-Cable Certification Board (ECB), a consortium consisting of 12 major European cable. EUR-PacketCable is the set of procedures for IP-based telephony over cable and builds on the North American PacketCable standard developed by CableLabs. The standard enables a range of multimedia services, including IP telephony, multimedia conferencing, interactive gaming, and general multimedia applications.

Nortel said it is the only CMS vendor with cable VoIP solutions qualified in both Europe (by ECB) and North America (by CableLabs). Nortel added eight new cable VoIP contracts in 2004. Announced cable VoIP deployments in EMEA include TeleCable (Spain), ish and Kabel BW (Germany) and Telenet (Belgium).


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