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Nortel wins over TELMEX

I am posting a release from Nortel about their latest win, TELMEX for enterprise hosted IP PBX offering. Though it is not earth shattering, it is a good start for Nortel in the hosted space. As days go by, the SMBs will stop buying IP PBX solutions directly since it is not cost effective and will most likely use the services of Hosted platforms. With that in mind, this win of Nortel has given it a huge filip.

Nortel Signs Agreement with TELMEX for
Enterprise Hosted IP PBX Offering
Tuesday, 17 April 2007

Nortel has been selected by TELMEX, the leading telecommunications company in
Mexico, to provide hosted IP telephony and multimedia services for delivery of a new Hosted IP PBX offering to medium and large enterprises nationwide.
Under an agreement announced today, Nortel is supplying a complete, end-to-end IP services solution from the Nortel Global Services portfolio using network equipment owned and managed by Nortel.

This defines a new services delivery model for secure communications, reliable infrastructure and advanced applications in Mexico’s corporate market,” said Pablo Vázquez, president for Mexico and Meso America region. “This model is technology agnostic, leveraging a broad spectrum of advanced, vertical applications while helping to protect customer technology investments.”

TELMEX Hosted IP PBX allows enterprises to benefit from unified communications, audio and video conferencing, collaboration tools, mobility applications and other productivity-enhancing services without the expense of installing, operating and maintaining a network.

The Nortel solution for TELMEX is based on Nortel’s Communication Server 2000, an IMS-ready, carrier-grade superclass softswitch that supports a wide range of voice and multimedia business features based on the open, industry-standard SIP multimedia protocol. Nortel’s Global Services portfolio offers a full range of network application, implementation, management and support services for end-to-end, multi-vendor, multi-technology networks.

Nortel provides network managed services for more than 100 enterprises, carriers, service providers and cable operators worldwide through specialists at network management centers in Europe, Asia and North America. These centers maintain 24/7 management vigilance, monitoring customer networks for potential problems before they happen and taking the necessary corrective actions to maintain operational integrity. They also monitor and update network defenses to maintain security against viruses, hackers and other threats.