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The Telephone Connection Of Los Angeles Deploys Nortel Advanced Voip Service For SMB’s


TORONTO – Nortel* [NYSE/TSX: NT] is laying the foundation for advanced and cost-effective VoIP communications services through deployment of its carrier VoIP technology targeted for regional carriers. The Telephone Connection of Los Angeles with its subsidiary The Telephone Connection Local Services, LLC (collectively TCLA), is deploying Nortel regional carrier technology in its efforts to increase network capacity and efficiency in conjunction with providing services such as advanced VoIP, Centrex IP business services and conferencing.

Using Nortel’s Communication Server 1500 (CS1500) may help TCLA in its efforts to evolve its wireline networks to an IP packet-based infrastructure, expand its network’s capabilities and deliver advanced communication services to its medical facilities customers in Southern California. Deployment of the CS 1500 may also assist TCLA in its endeavor to broaden its customer base to include small and medium businesses (SMB).

“As a regional carrier with a demanding customer base, TCLA is working with Nortel to build the best network foundation for taking full advantage of the benefits of IP-based communications,” said Marc O’Krent, president of TCLA. “Our collaboration with Nortel is focused on ensuring we can capitalize on business opportunities made possible through a secure, reliable and efficient network that meets customer demand of new multimedia communications services.”

TCLA joins a growing number of carriers that have deployed Nortel’s technology in efforts to improve their communications capabilities, reduce complexity, and enhance services to customers. To date, Nortel has received 15 orders from regional U.S. carriers for the CS1500, a second-generation carrier IP multimedia softswitch that enables these carriers to offer SMBs advanced voice services and cost-effectively deploy next-generation IP-based communications.

“Nortel’s CS 1500 multimedia architecture provides a compact, powerful platform for delivering IP multimedia communication services and advanced VoIP services such as video conferencing,” said Alf Decardenas, general manager, Converged Multimedia Networks, Nortel. “Nortel is focused on delivering technologies that address the current needs of our regional carriers while ensuring they can evolve simply and easily to meet future demand.”

Nortel’s Carrier VoIP solutions are IMS-ready and have been designed to provide a foundation for simple evolution to IMS services. According to Dell’Oro Group, Nortel is the worldwide leader in Carrier VoIP and has been for 5 years running (2002-2006). The CS 1500 was initially introduced at GLOBALCOMM 2006 and will be showcased in a live demo at NXTcomm 2007 in the Nortel booth (#2051) from June 19 to 21 in Chicago.

About TTC
The Telephone Connection of Los Angeles, Inc (TTC) was founded in 1988 as a voice mail service bureau. They primarily serve doctors and hospitals in the Southern California area with a unique replacement for their traditional answering service using a combination of voice mail and live operator back-up. TTC also provides other enhanced services such as “follow-me,” “conference calling,” and “virtual automated attendant. Licensed as a facilities based CLEC in the State of California, they also have a wholesale business that provides DID’s to International Call Back companies and VoIP providers.


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