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Nortel to open interoperability lab in April

Nortel Networks plans to open a new interoperability lab in Research Triangle Park, N.C. designed to help speed to...


February 13, 2004  


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Nortel Networks plans to open a new interoperability lab in Research Triangle Park, N.C. designed to help speed to market applications such as Voice over Internet protocol (VoIP).

Scheduled to open in April, the lab will allow partners and customers better access for short-term and long-term interoperability projects developed by Nortel, the company said.

“Interoperability is crucial to our customers’ business, and we realize that successful interoperability requires ongoing effort and determination from vendors like Nortel Networks and members of our VoIP and multimedia interoperability program,” said Sue Spradley, president of Nortel’s Wireline Networks division.

“By testing interoperability with other vendors, we apply Nortel Networks carrier-grade experience in the lab to facilitate system integration before real-world deployment.”

Nortel’s voice over IP and multimedia interoperability testing program is designed to help service providers accelerate time-to-market of packet voice and new session initiation protocol (SIP)-based multimedia services.

Danny Klein, communications infrastructure analyst with the Yankee Group said service providers today want a network comprised of multiple vendors, but interoperability has emerged as one of the biggest challenges they face in creating multi-vendor environments.