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Johanne Torres[September 21, 2004]

Nokia Brings VoIP to Broadband


Mobile communications powerhouse Nokia (news alert - 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 - news - alert - 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. 


Nokia Corp.



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]


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