Motorola Broadband Communications Sector and Nortel Networks have agreed to create and deliver an integrated Voice over IP (VoIP) solution for the broadband-cable market.
This non-exclusive agreement is intended to help simplify deployment of VoIP equipment by broadband network operators worldwide and speed delivery of new services to their subscribers.
The agreement brings together Motorola’s IP cable access network experience and Nortel Networks expertise in deployment of large networks for delivery of voice and data services. Together, the two companies intend to provide broadband network operators with a complete, integrated VoIP solution that is pre-tested and in compliance with key industry standards.
These solutions will also include co-ordinated sales and support, including network planning, design and implementation.
Nortel Networks and Motorola are already working together to build a VoIP network for ish, a Callahan Associates-owned company, offering voice and data services to its subscribers.
Nortel Networks VoIP portfolio includes a suite of softswitches, gateways and application servers that enable delivery of Class 5 telephone services on a packet infrastructure. Nortel Networks Succession Communication Server 2000 and Communication Server 2000-Compact will be key products for this market as they offer a variety of call processing features and network services that cable telephony operators need. As the products are scalable, cable operators can easily add new subscribers and/or new services as demand increases.
Motorola’s VoIP offering includes its multimedia terminal adapter (MTA) customer premise equipment (CPE), which serves as a communications gateway to enable broadband network operators to offer bundled services to their customers. The Motorola MTA supports all standard voice service features such as Caller-ID, call waiting, and call forwarding, helping operators provide a transition from traditional telephone service. Motorola will also provide its BSR CMTS solutions, which include carrier-class, content-aware CMTS/routers to enable the delivery of tiered data and voice services to subscribers and to support emerging converged services.