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Nortel CVAS Expands CVAS VoIP Third Party Partner Program

By Calvin Azuri, TMCnet Contributor
March 03, 2010

Nortel Carrier VoIP and Application Solutions has expanded its CVAS VoIP Third Party Partner Program to address service providers' need to support a number of devices, applications and access types from different vendors. The program integrates a range of devices, applications and services with Nortel (News - Alert) CVAS' portfolio of carrier softswitches, application servers and gateways.

The CVAS Third Party Partner Program is designed to accelerate the deployment of applications and IP services for next generation voice networks. The benefits of the program include comprehensive interoperability testing and technical support for the delivery of best-in-class solutions. The program has completed interoperability testing with more than 100 companies and 200 partner products.
In addition, Nortel has achieved interoperability success with more than 80 percent of the industry's IP PBXs and IP phone manufacturers, has tested across all major broadband access types and 100 percent of the IP Protocols. Nortel has also performed interoperability tests on smartphone devices like the iPhone, Symbian (News - Alert) and Windows Mobile OS-based devices to show its compatibility with mobile VoIP and 3G/4G networks.
According to Samih Elhage, president, CVAS, Nortel, service providers need to introduce solutions that integrate a range of devices and applications both within the operator's network and at the end user's premise. Nortel’s program gives a complete, end-to-end testing environment and provides service providers and developers with the knowledge and means to introduce new services and applications in a more cost-effective and efficient manner. This in turn leads to greater revenue potential and subscriber loyalty.
Nortel CVAS has also performed a number of successful consumer interoperability tests, including VoIP calls over a 4G mobile network using a Motorola (News - Alert) WIMAX analogue terminal adaptor and Nortel's Adaptive Application Engine software. VoIP interoperability tests have also been performed with suppliers like Alcatel-Lucent, Calix, Genesys, MobileMax, Motorola, Nokia, Polycom (News - Alert), Siemens, Tellabs, Technicolor, Zhone and others.
The Nortel CVAS Third Party Partner Program reinforces Nortel CVAS on-going commitment to interoperability and standards compliance. The program offers interoperability testing and validation across all of Nortel's Carrier VoIP softswitches and application servers. In addition, the program creates opportunities for developers to ensure interoperability among products that use industry-standard protocols, including SIP, Media Gateway (News - Alert) Control Protocol, H.248, H.323 and PacketCable Network-based Call Signaling.

Calvin Azuri is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Calvin’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Amy Tierney


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