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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC -- Motorola Inc.'s Broadband Communications Sector and Nortel Networks have signed on th...

February 4, 2002  

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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC — 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 deployment of VoIP equipment by broadband network operators and speed the delivery of new voice and data services to their subscribers.

This partnership brings together Motorola’s IP cable access network experience and Nortel Networks know-how in deployment of large networks for delivery of voice and data services. Together, the companies aim to provide broadband network operators with an integrated VoIP system that complies with key industry standards.
These offerings will also include sales and support, including network planning, design and implementation.

Bruce Swail, VP and GM of Motorola Broadband’s telephony business, says that as a result of the partnership, operators will be able to provide “end-to-end VoIP performance and reliability while minimizing deployment risks. At the same time, they will be poised to be among the first to take advantage of the opportunities surrounding emerging converged services.”

The two companies are already working together to build a VoIP network for ish, a Callahan Associates-owned company.

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