powerhouse Nokia (news
quote) announced it has launched a new package for broadband
operators, which will allow for a VoIP-broadband combo.
The company�s new Voice over
IP (VoIP) (define
tutorial) package adds legacy telephone compatibility to the Nokia
D500 IP DSLAM (Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer), connecting
traditional voice connections to a packet-based network. The new VoIP-broadband
combo is said to enable operators to expand their offerings reducing
cost by eliminating the need of traditional telephone equipment in the
network. With the new addition, the device will enable operators to
migrate to a VoIP environment by supporting both Voice over Broadband
connections, and basic analogue 2 wire traditional telephone connections
on one single platform.
The Nokia D500 also supports
Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) which will allow mobile operators to
integrate different applications such as voice and multimedia. The
device also provides the Quality of Service features for connectivity
with WLAN enabled terminals and personal computers. It also includes
ADSL2+ features for enhanced bandwidth and greater reach.
"Voice traffic is still the
greatest revenue earner for operators today and the Nokia Voice solution
meets an increasing demand for fixed operators looking to introduce VoIP
into their service portfolio," says Pekka Viirola, Director, Broadband
Access, Networks, Nokia. "Developments in IP technology have enabled the
evolution of the traditional fixed voice network, from a circuit
switched network to a packet switched (IP) network. With the addition of
a voice solution to the Nokia D500, operators have a tremendous
opportunity to revive their voice networks."
This announcement follows
Nokia�s recent expansion of its Secure Access System, the company's
virtual private network (VPN) solution integrating Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
technology. The Nokia Secure Access System provides secure remote access
to email, personal information management (PIM) data, corporate
intranets and applications from public Internet kiosks, terminals,
laptops or wireless devices.
|Johanne Torres is the contributing editor for
TMCnet.com and Internet Telephony magazine. Previously, she was the
assistant editor for EContent magazine in Connecticut. She can be
reached by e-mail at [email protected]|