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Nortel sells mobile network to Ericsson and Kapsch

Canada’s Nortel Networks on Thursday announced it has completed the 103 million dollar sale of its GSM-GSMR wireless business to Sweden’s Ericsson and Austria’s Kapsch.
Announced on November 25, the 103 million dollar sale awaits confirmation by US, Canadian and French courts.
“Ericsson has purchased assets relating to the North American GSM business and Kapsch has purchased [...]

Acme Packet Confirms 134 Service Providers Customers for Enterprise SIP Trunking

SIP trunking is poised for substantial growth in 2010, according to Acme Packet, as service providers look to meet enterprise demand for more cost-efficient means of delivering IP connections.
A total of 134 service providers in 43 countries are currently delivering SIP trunking services using Acme Packet’s Net-Net session border controllers (SBCs). The company said these [...]

Skype Mobile for Verizon Wireless Now Available

Verizon Wireless officially launched Skype mobile on its network. Initially available on nine Verizon Wireless 3G smartphones, Skype mobile uses the Verizon Wireless voice network for the wireless connection of the Skype-to-Skype calls, providing its users with a superior experience and top-notch call quality.
http://www.skype.com
http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia

NSN Demonstrates Voice over LTE Interoperability with Samsung

Nokia Siemens Networks and Samsung demonstrated standards-based Voice over LTE (VoLTE) interoperability using two different clients running on Samsung LTE devices.
The calls used the 700-MHz frequency LTE band and encompassed a complete end-to-end VoLTE configuration including laptops installed with VoLTE clients from Nokia Siemens Networks and Samsung. The laptops are connected to the network via [...]

Russia’s Uralsvyazinform Tests Huawei’s Gear

Huawei will supply a test IMS network for Russia’s Uralsvyazinform, a universal communication provider and subsidiary of Svyazinvest. The IMS solution has a packet-switched network as its core and implements transmission of different types of traffic (voice, multimedia, and video).
“This IMS project, implemented in cooperation with Uralsvyazinform, is the largest project of this kind ever [...]