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Gisad Telekom Selects Nortel To Provide Long Distance, International Voip Services


ISTANBUL, Turkey – GISAD Telekom, a leading long distance telephony services licensee in Turkey, has chosen Nortel* [NYSE/TSX: NT] to provide and manage hosted VoIP solutions designed to help capture new customers and increase traffic for existing services while enhancing network quality and reliability and reducing operating costs.

These hosted solutions will allow GISAD Telekom to deliver national and international long distance VoIP services to business customers throughout Turkey from a new Nortel Hosted Solutions Center in Istanbul.

“Nortel is making it possible for us to extend advanced services to our customers much more quickly and simply than we’ve been able to do before,” said Can Kiral, president, Technology and Telecommunication Group, GISAD Telekom. “And by using a hosted solution, we will be able to take advantage of the latest technologies without having to manage the network ourselves.”

“Telecom deregulation has created a wealth of new opportunities for service providers in Turkey,” said Dietmar Wendt, president, Global Services, Nortel. “Our new Hosted Solutions Center in Istanbul introduces a new services delivery model that can help operators like GISAD Telekom take full advantage of these opportunities more quickly and cost-effectively.”

The hosted solution for GISAD Telekom will include Nortel’s Communication Server 2000 IP Multimedia Softswitch and Nortel’s Optical Metro 4000 next-generation SDH platform, both located at the Hosted Solutions Center. It will also include Nortel Media Gateway 3200 digital trunk gateways at various points of presence (POPs).

Nortel provides hosted solutions and network managed services as part of its Global Services portfolio, which offers a full range of network application, implementation, management and support services for end-to-end, multi-vendor, multi-technology networks.

Nortel provides network managed services for more than 100 enterprises, carriers, service providers and cable operators worldwide through specialists at network management centers in Europe, Asia and North America. These centers maintain 24/7 management vigilance, monitoring customer networks for potential problems before they happen and taking the necessary corrective actions to maintain operational integrity. They also monitor and update network defenses to maintain security against viruses, hackers and other threats.


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