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Shaw achieves first with deployment of Nortel’s SIP-based MCS 5200

Shaw Cablesystems G.P. has installed the Nortel Multimedia Communication Server (MCS) 5200, a platform that will gi...


January 6, 2005  


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Shaw Cablesystems G.P. has installed the Nortel Multimedia Communication Server (MCS) 5200, a platform that will give the company’s high-speed Internet customer base access to advanced voice, video and instant messaging technologies.

The 5200 is based on Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), an industry standard designed to deliver a variety of multimedia services including desktop video calling, voice call management, instant messaging, collaboration tools, and personalization services.

Shaw plans to offer these services in conjunction with its high-speed Internet service and is expected to be the first cable operator in Canada to offer SIP-based multimedia services.

“Cable operators (such as) Shaw are rapidly adopting these new technologies and are taking the lead in extending multimedia services to consumers who want to simplify and enhance their communications,” said Dan Mondor, general manager of Nortel’s cable solutions division.