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Nokia Unveils VoIP Server For Converged Networks

Nokia has unveiled a new voice over IP (VoIP) server that extends the capabilities of the company's Fixed-Mobile Convergence (FMC) solution.

The Nokia VoIP Server is carrier-grade solution that delivers voice services over converged networks, allowing service providers to offer customers advanced services like caller ID and text messaging. The server complies with Third generation Partnership project (3GPP) and European Telecommunications Standards Institute's (ETSI) Telecoms and Internet Converged Services and Protocols for Advanced Networks (TISPAN) standards, permitting a convergence of legacy telephony with session initiation protocol (SIP)-based VoIP.

"The ubiquitous uptake of broadband services is opening new opportunities for the use of VoIP," Nokia Convergence Marketing & Sales, Networks director Jussi Ilmarinen said in a statement. "Fixed operators can leverage their competitive advantage by rolling out VoIP on top of broadband, while adding mobility to differentiate their offering. They can also modernize their networks with a solution that provides a smooth evolution path to multimedia services."

The Nokia VoIP Server is currently in trials with a number of companies. It will be available for deployment in the first half of next year.