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MOTOROLA, NORTEL TO DELIVER VOIP OFFERINGMotorola Inc.'s Broadband Communications Sector and Nortel Networks have signed on the dotted line to create an integrated Voice over IP (VoIP) offering for th...


April 1, 2002  


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MOTOROLA, NORTEL TO DELIVER VOIP OFFERING

Motorola Inc.’s Broadband Communications Sector and Nortel Networks have signed on the dotted line to create an integrated Voice over IP (VoIP) offering for the broadband-cable market.

The non-exclusive agreement is intended to help simplify the deployment of VoIP equipment by broadband network operators and speed the delivery of voice and data services to their subscribers.

This partnership brings together Motorola’s IP cable access network experience and Nortel Networks expertise in deployment of large networks for delivery of voice and data services.

TELIA PURCHASES UK ASSETS OF 360 NETWORKS

Swedish telecom provider Telia International Carrier, a subsidiary of Telia AB, has announced the purchase of 1,500 kilometres of fiber and 10 co-location facilities in the UK from 360networks of Vancouver, BC.

The purchase is designed to strengthen Telia’s position in the UK telecom market by expanding its wholly-owned Viking Network and forming the basis for further expansion plans in the region. The Viking Network is a cross-border fiber optic network that connects 50 cities in Europe and the U.S.

DR. SIDNEY HARMAN RECEIVES HONOUR

Dr. Sidney Harman, executive chairman of Harman International Industries, will receive the Electronic Industries Alliance’s (EIA) 2002 Medal of Honour. The annual award is presented to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the advancement of the electronics industry.

Dr. Harman was one of a few pioneers who created the high fidelity industry; he developed the first integrated receiver nearly 50 years ago. His efforts to improve education and to advance the relationship between management and labour led to an appointment as Deputy Secretary of Commerce.

ENTERASYS HIRES NEW CANADIAN HEAD

Enterasys Networks, Inc. of Rochester, NY has appointed Paul Zink to lead its Canadian operations. As VP, Canada Region, Zink will guide the company’s growth in Canada and will focus on sales, marketing and channel development for the enterprise networking company.

Zink has 21 years of experience on the Canadian technology scene. Prior to joining Enterasys, he spent nine years at Cisco Systems, most recently as senior regional manager.

Enterasys’ Canadian operations has also recently opened an R&D centre in Toronto.

GRAYBAR INTRODUCES VIP FIBER

Graybar of St. Louis, MO, has expanded its VIP program with the introduction of VIP Fiber, a testing program for multi-mode fiber optic cabling systems.

The VIP Fiber program — which relies on ITS ETL EMKO testing laboratories — tests and certifies systems using 62.5/125 and 50/125 micron multi-mode fiber to ensure they exceed TIA/EIA and IEEE standards. The program aims to assure customers that their installed systems will work properly in 1-Gigabit and 10-Gigabit networking environments.

Graybar introduced the VIP (Verified Independently for Performance) program several years ago with programs for copper channels.


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