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Johanne Torres[November 3, 2004]

Lucent Partners With Kagoor for Session Border Control Technology


Lucent Technologies (news - alert - quote) tapped Kagoor Networks—provider of session border control solutions to enable its customers to deliver converged communication services across multiple Internet Protocol (IP) networks.

According to the new partnership, Kagoor (news - alert) will be adding its VoiceFlow 3000 to Lucent's converged IMS (IP Multimedia Sub-system). Lucent’s IMS delivers multimedia voice, video and data services to enterprises and consumers. Kagoor’s session border controllers reside at the service providers' network borders and resolve Voice over IP (VoIP) (define - news - alert - tutorial) issues such as security, VoIP protocol interoperability and interworking and service assurance.

Back in July, Lucent invested $35 million in a multi-vendor and network integration with Hot Telecom, an Israeli-based cable telephony consortium formed by Golden Channels, Tevel and Matav-Cable Systems Media for HOT Telecom's Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) network. According to the new agreement, Lucent will be integrating Kagoor's VoiceFlow solutions into Hot Telecom's voice over IP network.

"Kagoor's VoiceFlow 3000 provides a robust and flexible feature set for addressing our carrier customers' VoIP session border control needs," said Roger Heinz, vice president of Lucent Technologies Convergence Solutions Group.

Both companies agreed that Lucent will be selling and marketing Kagoor's VoiceFlow 3000 product worldwide as part of Lucent's Accelerate portfolio of products and network solutions. Business and residential communications services supported by the integrated solution include hosted IP PBX, IP Centrex, Voice over Broadband and Voice virtual private networks.

"Lucent has assembled a very impressive VoIP product line for the carrier community," said Opher Kahane, CEO and Co-founder of Kagoor Networks. "We are very pleased to be added to their strong portfolio and to be integrated into their world class VoIP solution."

Lucent Technologies

Kagoor Networks

Johanne Torres is contributing editor for TMCnet.com and Internet Telephony magazine. Previously, she was assistant editor for EContent magazine in Connecticut. She can be reached by e-mail at [email protected]


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