Nortel to further link data, telephony
Nortel Networks Corp. today released its Internet telephony plan for corporate
target="_new">announcing that 11 new products,
Internet phones and assorted enhancements to existing goods, will be offered in coming
Meanwhile, Nortel competitor Nextel Communications Inc. today introduced its new
Internet phone, which had been scheduled to be on the market next month. Nextel said in
a statement that it's releasing the i1000plus phone now because of
stepped-up Internet telephony plans from Nortel and Motorola Inc. The Nextel phone
includes a Web browser and upgraded voice features for $299.
Nortel's new products will be part of the company's Internet Communications
Architecture, which is an IP architecture. Exact launch dates and pricing information
were not provided. Among the announcements:
- Inca M10 Communication System, which runs on a Windows NT server and
supports networkwide telephony applications and both analog telephones and Nortel's
i2004 Internet telephone. The system will use telephony gateways to connect to the
public switched telephone network.
connection management and standard protocol support via existing IP networks.
software package connecting to an IP wide area network using the digital telephones and
features in the private branch exchange.
so that telecommuters can use computers for voice and data, accessing information over
an analog line.
Nortel plans to roll out. The company also announced its i3220 Internet telephone,
which will offer multimedia features and access the Net through a dial-up Internet
service provider or a corporate intranet.