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OneConnect set to invest US$20 million in SIP service launch

VoIP communications vendor OneConnect is working with Nortel Networks to deliver a suite of Session Initiation Pro...


March 29, 2004  


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VoIP communications vendor OneConnect is working with Nortel Networks to deliver a suite of Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)-based multimedia services for Canadian businesses.

The Toronto company plans to invest US$20 million in Nortel technology to launch hosted IP multimedia applications and services that it says will simplify customer communications, improve mobility and increase productivity.

OneConnect estimates that businesses can expect savings of 15-30% on telephony and Internet connectivity costs.

The company will provide businesses with IP voice, video, call management, collaboration and conferencing services in a single, converged solution. It plans to focus first on the Toronto and Montreal markets, which collectively, make up 60% of Canada’s telephony market.

As part of this network deployment, OneConnect plans to use Nortel’s Shasta 5000 Broadband Services Node (BSN) for centralized subscriber aggregation and management and IP services.

Shasta 5000 BSN is designed to enable service providers to aggregate up to 32,000 subscribers via cable, DSL, private line, dial-up, wireless or any other access medium onto a single platform.

It also enables network-based, value-added IP services like firewalls, VPNs, the ability to individually allocate Internet access bandwidth, and other personalized services.