Monday, June 5, 2006

Nortel Announces Second Generation Softswitch for Small Carriers

Nortel introduced its second generation VoIP softswitch for small and medium-sized wireline service providers.

The Nortel Communication Server 1500 (CS 1500) is positioned as an evolution path for DMS-10 and DMS-100 customers.

The CS 1500 core control, gateways and operations, administration and maintenance interfaces are all housed in a single chassis. Service providers can deploy the switch for end-office (Class 5) and Access Tandem (Class 4) applications to replace an existing switch or as an addition to the network. The platform provides range of legacy network interfaces and regulatory requirements, including E-911 and CALEA.

The CS 1500 is scheduled for field trials starting fourth quarter 2006 and general availability in selected global markets during the first quarter of 2007.

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