Nortel, Nuera Team Up on VoIP

Nortel Networks Corp. will integrate, sell and support voice-over-Internet-protocol gateways from Nuera Communications Inc. under a deal announced Tuesday.

Both Nortel’s soft switch and Nuera’s “Orca BTX-21” and “BTX-8” media gateways are fully PacketCable-qualified.

“The BTX gateways are purpose-built for cable operators and have additional attributes cable operators are looking for -- support for the [Trunk Gateway Control Protocol] in the PacketCable specifications and the ability to cost-effectively address the market-entry strategy of many cable VoIP operators," said Dan Mondor, general manager of global cable solutions at Nortel, in a prepared statement.

"By combining Nortel Networks’ PacketCable-qualified soft switch with the industry's only TGCP PacketCable qualified media gateway, we are simplifying the integration and interoperability process for our cable customers,” he added.