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Alcatel-Lucent introduces 7750 SR-c12 and 7750 SR-c4

alcatel-lucentAlcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced the introduction of two new IP routers designed to give service providers an economically viable alternative for offering smaller communities the same advanced mobile, residential and business services currently delivered in larger metropolitan areas. The new products, which will expand the addressable market of Alcatel-Lucent

Avaya Awarded the 2008 Product of the Year Award

avayaThe Consumer Interaction Solutions Magazine has awarded Avaya the 2008 Product of the Year Award.
Avaya’s Proactive Outreach for Financial Services helps financial companies use outbound communications and self service to drive new efficiencies, improve cost-savings and enhance customer experiences.
With this solution, financial companies can enhance their contact center capabilities by using outbound self service to automate and handle communications and transactions covering a customer’s entire lifecycle – from acquisition to retention to collections.
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Alcatel-Lucent Shifting Strategy to the Web 2.0 / 3.0

alcatel-lucentTelecom equipment giant Alcatel-Lucent is making a strategic shift towards web-enabled communications. Their plan is to combine the trusted capabilities of the network environment with the creative communications services of the web (Web 2.0, Web 3.0 and beyond).

This transformation will allow billions of customers to use millions of websites from any device guaranteeing security, quality, privacy and billing integrity. The overall service experience for end-users

Covad Certifies PBX’s for their renewed IA product

Covad Communications Company, a leading national provider of voice and data communications, today announced it has certified IP PBXs from TalkSwitch, Grandstream, Vertical and Epygi for its new Covad Integrated Access service.
IP PBXs certified by Covad include:

  • TalkSwitch IP PBX equipped for VoIP (models 244/248vs, 284/288vs, 484/488vs and 844/848vs)
  • Grandstream GXE502X ALL-IN-ONE IPPBX
  • Vertical Xcelerator IP
  • Epygi Quadro 2x and Quadro 4x IP PBX

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Nortel’s ongoing transformation

Speaking with the investment community, Mike Zafirovski, Nortel president and CEO, discussed how Nortel * [NYSE/TSX: NT] is successfully executing against its plan and is sharpening its focus on long-term competitiveness and growth. The interactive day-long event was held at Nortel’s headquarters in Toronto.

“One year ago, Nortel outlined a carefully thought out strategy to regain market leadership in the long term. A strong focus on operational improvements combined with key investments in growth markets framed the foundation of the plan.” said Zafirovski. “I am pleased to say we are making progress on all fronts. While there is more work to do, we are seeing traction with our customers and a wider acceptance of our technology. The accelerated evolution of the market demonstrates that the path we have chosen is the right one and that our focus areas will translate into long-term revenue growth and consistent profitability.”

At the event, senior executives described the exciting opportunities that are emerging in the industry and Nortel’s plan to compete and win.

Joel Hackney, Nortel’s recently appointed president of Enterprise Solutions, highlighted the evolution of the desktop and the opportunities this provides Nortel at the intersection of the IT and networking industries.

“Nortel is simply and effectively integrating communications-based applications with business processes to drive out the complexity faced by today’s enterprises,” said Hackney. “Across multiple methods of communications – from voice to conferencing to data networking – Nortel is providing enterprises with the industry’s most complete portfolio of unified communications (UC) solutions. In fact, the strength of Nortel’s UC portfolio was recently recognized in industry analyst research, which we view as a strong validation of our market differentiation. In addition, our Innovative Communications Alliance (ICA) with Microsoft has delivered more than 300 joint wins representing over 900,000 licenses.”

The proliferation of video and data applications is driving the need for network upgrades. Philippe Morin, president of Metro Ethernet Networks said: “The growth of video, including peer-to-peer, will have the same profound impact on networks as digital voice applications did several decades ago. To ensure network operators can increase available bandwidth quickly and affordably, Nortel delivers 40 Gbps optical solutions that will not only meet the current demand but also provide a smooth migration path to 100 Gbps without complex re-engineering”

Innovation is driving real competitive differentiation in municipalities worldwide as Nortel works with key customers to redefine the market. Morin added: “With the explosion of high-bandwidth video and data applications, the battle for metro infrastructure is also heating up. Nortel has taken a unique technology direction with our Provider Backbone Transport (PBT) which is simpler, more robust and more cost-effective than the conventional approach used today. Since our milestone contract with BT earlier this year, we have extended our leadership with 30 more carrier Ethernet contracts globally. In 2008 and beyond, we’ll focus on increasing our customer momentum and evolving our PBT offer.”

The wireless industry is presenting important opportunities to Nortel and its customers. 4G technologies such as LTE (Long Term Evolution) and WiMAX will power the future and Nortel is on the forefront of this new wave.

“The CDMA and GSM markets remain strong for Nortel, however, we have been making investments in the future of wireless to serve our customers’ expanding requirements. Nortel’s WiMAX solutions provide true mobile broadband faster and more cost-effectively than the competition,” said Richard Lowe, president, Carrier Networks. “Leapfrogging to 4G has great transformational potential for both established service providers as well as new entrants to the industry. In addition, 4G has the potential to deliver real socio-economic change for emerging countries that have previously not been able to afford the widespread deployment of advanced communications technologies.”

At the heart of today’s communications industry are two common elements: complexity and change. The way businesses and consumers are using technology is changing faster then ever before. To help customers navigate this complexity, Nortel is expanding its services and solutions capability, using its deep expertise in communications to help its customers simplify their businesses and, fundamentally, drive a new growth business for the company.

“Some within our industry underestimate the profound nature and complexity of the changes taking place. Nortel understands our customers’ challenges very well, and is delivering a comprehensive solutions portfolio that allows them to maximize their technology investments as well as to design, build and operate their networks,” said Dietmar Wendt, president, Global Services and Solutions, Nortel. “We are gaining traction in growth areas, rolling out targeted vertical solutions, and have the best portfolio of end to end multimedia solutions in the market. This includes a showcase Telepresence solution that brings together an ecosystem of partners to deliver a solution that is open and compatible with any other network – a claim our competitors can’t make.”

Commenting on Nortel’s ongoing transformation, Zafirovski concluded: “Today, we are engaging with customers at a fundamentally different level from a year ago. They are seeing proof of our determination to deliver best-in-class innovation more simply and cost-effectively. And, they are responding by signing-up with Nortel for the long-term, worldwide. Across the company, the engine room is improving, customers are responding and employees are delivering. We have a long road ahead of us, but the new Nortel is starting to take shape.”

About Nortel

Nortel is a recognized leader in delivering communications capabilities that make the promise of Business Made Simple a reality for our customers. Our next-generation technologies, for both service provider and enterprise networks, support multimedia and business-critical applications. Nortel’s technologies are designed to help eliminate today’s barriers to efficiency, speed and performance by simplifying networks and connecting people to the information they need, when they need it. Nortel does business in more than 150 countries around the world. For more information, visit Nortel on the Web at www.nortel.com. For the latest Nortel news, visit www.nortel.com/news.

Mitel Demonstrates Continued Momentum with Microsoft in Unified Communications

Mitel, the trusted provider of unified communications solutions, today joined other industry leaders at the worldwide Microsoft Unified Communications Launch 2007 in San Francisco. Mitel announced it will use the Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 platform including its call management capabilities for a future generation of solutions. Mitel optimizes Office Communications Server 2007 today to deliver a rich unified communications experience to businesses. Mitel is building solutions today on Office Communications Server 2007 to focus both on specific vertical markets and small and medium businesses, a historical stronghold for Mitel.

Mitel has a long-standing commitment to build on the Microsoft platform and is extending that with Office Communications Server 2007. Microsoft and Mitel share a long-term vision of software-powered communications. With the announced availability of Office Communications Server 2007, Mitel will feature its unified communications solutions with Microsoft to provide new and existing customers, including over 100,000 users already addressed by the Mitel unified communications solution that integrates with the Microsoft software, a paced, easy and rewarding migration roadmap with a seamless software upgrade.

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