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Nortel softswitch gains Euro-PacketCable qualification

Posted: 22 Dec 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:nortel networks? euro-packetcable? voip?

Nortel's softswitch has achieved Euro-PacketCable qualification, one of the first such switches to gain such approval from the Euro-Cable Certification Board (ECB), a consortium of 12 major European cable operators.

The Communication Server 2000 series becomes for now the only cable voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) solution qualified in both Europe (by ECB) and North America (by CableLabs).

Nortel says the majority of cable operators that have to date chosen to deploy VoIP have selected Nortel's PacketCable- and now Euro-PacketCable-qualified softswitch for their networks. Recent deployments in EMEA include TeleCable (Spain), Kabel BW (Germany) and Telenet (Belgium).

Dan Mondor, general manager, Global Cable Solutions, Nortel Networks, said in a statement "Euro-PacketCable qualification is a significant milestone in Nortel's cable strategy to deliver proven, interoperable voice over IP solutions that drive innovative cable applications and directly address the fundamental business and networking challenges European cable operators face today."

ECB testing addresses areas such as Euro-PacketCable multi-vendor interoperability, feature operation, system stability and protocol compliance. Testing is conducted by ComLabs, a testing, consultancy, and training company located in Ghent, Belgium.

- John Walko

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