Sunday, May 3, 2009

Nortel Enhances its MG 3600 VoIP Gateway

Nortel released an upgrade to its MG 3600 carrier-grade, medium density VoIP trunk gateway with enhancements that can reduce security threats for service providers and help ensure their communications systems perform uninterrupted. The MG 3600 monitors voice performance and identifies problems in the voice path to ensure high quality voice communication. Nortel said its MG 3600 also allows for capacity to be added in smaller increments than a gateway made to serve a large, densely populated region so it scales at the right ratio and cost for smaller markets.

The latest release of Nortel's MG 3600 also introduces a small AC-powered version of the existing DC-powered shelf that provides capacity up to 80 T1 or E1 spans. The larger DC-powered shelf offers capacity for up to 128 T1 or E1 spans. Nortel's MG 3600 provides this level of capacity in a small footprint and uses less energy than larger density gateways.

As part of Nortel's Transit and Multimedia interconnect solutions, the enhanced MG 3600 complements Nortel's existing Trunk Media Gateway portfolio which includes the high density MG 15000 and low density MG 3200 products. Nortel's Media Gateway portfolio maximizes service offerings while bridging TDM networks to next-generation packet networks in line with IMS and IP standards.