New IP powered business solutions from Nortel are making it easy for service providers around the world to sell and host pre-tested VoIP services to small and medium sized businesses (SMBs).

The solutions combine the latest VoIP technology with planning, installation, management and technical support from Nortel’s portfolio of Global Services for SMBs.
“As the world leader in both carrier and enterprise VoIP, Nortel is well positioned to deliver a full-range of simple solutions for SMBs that easily allow carriers to offer advanced IP services without the cost or complexity often associated with next-generation communication services,” says Alf Decardenas, GM: carrier multimedia networks at Nortel.
“The needs of SMBs vary dramatically, and as a result, they require VoIP packages that can provide a range of options from fully hosted to onsite IP solutions.
“Nortel’s new IP powered business solutions can help SMBs deliver big business services like unified communications, integrated multimedia messaging and voice services like automatic call distribution (ACD) with a simple yet powerful IP solution made specifically with the needs of SMBs in mind.”
Nortel’s IP Powered Business Solutions provide two different network solutions to facilitate VoIP adoption by SMBs. The first option is an end-to-end VoIP Lines Solution which is targeted to SMBs without an IT department or specialised IT staff.
With this option, the carrier delivers the IP Lines service from the Nortel Communication Server (CS) 2000 or Application Server (AS) 5200, or as a Nortel Hosted Solution. The carrier can also sell or lease a wide range of Nortel SIP phones and PC soft clients as well as Nortel’s highly reliable Business Services Gateway (BSG) to the SMB.
The second option is the IP PBX Interconnect Solution, for SMBs preferring an on-site PBX, like the multi-award-winning Nortel Business Communications Manager (BCM) 50 which has shipped more than 67 000 units since its availability in May 2005.