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Telekom Austria Selects Nortel, Kapsch CarrierCom For Nationwide VoIP Solution


VIENNA, Austria - Telekom Austria, the largest telecommunications company in Austria with more than 2.4 million customers, has selected Nortel* [TSX: NT, OTC: NRTLQ] and Kapsch CarrierCom to evolve its nationwide network to support VoIP technologies. This will enable Telekom Austria to offer SIP communications services to consumer and business customers.

“Telekom Austria has a long and trusted relationship with Nortel and Kapsch CarrierCom. As we work on new product bundles for our subscribers, we realized the enormous potential of Nortel’s VoIP technology and how it can help us to serve our customers better,” said DI Walter Goldenits CTO, Telekom Austria TA AG.“ We will start with trials where we expect to understand how VoIP Applications interact with our support systems. Nortel and Kapsch CarrierCom’s extensive SIP-based VoIP expertise will be critically important to helping us launch new communications solutions and devise new revenue-generating initiatives.”

“We highly value the work we’ve done, and the relationship we have, with Telekom Austria and Kapsch CarrierCom down the years,” adds Peter Newcombe, vice president, carrier sales, EMEA, Nortel. “This latest success reflects Nortel’s continuing leadership in the ongoing transformation of residential and business networks across Europe.”

“As we highlighted in our recent Carrier VoIP and multimedia press release we are continuing to innovate and strengthen the Nortel VoIP and Applications portfolio and this win is a customer affirmation of confidence in our solutions and customer service,” said Samih Elhage, president, Carrier VoIP and Application Solutions, Nortel. “We have successfully migrated millions of the world’s legacy TDM lines to SIP-based VoIP. This project is also a further milestone in our successful partnership with Kapsch CarrierCom.”

The solution, based on Nortel’s Communication Server (CS) 2000 allows Telekom Austria to seamlessly migrate end-users’ voice services to IP with no service interruptions. Nortel’s CS 2000 is one of the leading IP Multimedia softswitches and supports Class 5 and Class 4 as well as a wide range of business and consumer voice and multimedia features integrated into a single platform.

As reported by the Dell’Oro Group: “Nortel is the worldwide leader in carrier VoIP and has maintained that position for the last seven years (2002-2008).” This longevity of market leadership is unparalleled and shows Nortel’s ongoing commitment to its Carrier VoIP portfolio.

Nortel has shipped more than 100 million carrier IP voice and multimedia ports to more than 340 carriers globally, and has shipped 8 million SIP lines deployed globally. Nortel has deployed numerous large scale networks encompassing more than one million lines, and has deployed SIP over multiple IP access types including wireline, cable and 4G wireless.


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