Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Italtel and Cisco Offer Integrated Networked Business Voice Solution

Italtel announced a new joint solution with Cisco Systems that enables service providers to offer managed and hosted IP communication solutions, facilitating the adoption of advanced Unified Communications services for businesses. With the solution, operators can provide end-to-end remote management, carrier-grade quality of service and security, and advanced, customizable services, such as centralized contact directories, unified messaging and fixed-mobile integration, all fully integrated with the existing enterprise IT environment. The solution also allows the operator to efficiently manage the migration of legacy voice networks to IP-based networks.

The Italtel-Cisco Integrated Networked Business Voice Solution (IN-BVS) integrates the Italtel Softswitch (i-SSW) with Cisco Unified CallManager (CCM) and Cisco Unified CallManager Express (CCME) call-control systems. Using Italtel's "Coordinated Provisioning" platform, service providers can remotely configure, manage and monitor all services provided at the customer's premises.

The companies said their joint solution is being deployed by a number of European Service Providers as part of their IP next-generation network (IP NGN) strategy.