Shanghai Netcom, China Netcom's subsidiary in Shanghai, has launched new voice, data and multimedia services to both residential and business customers in Shanghai based on a next generation network (NGN) solution from Nortel Networks.

Nortel Networks' NGN solution is expected to positions Shanghai Netcom to deliver carrier-grade services on an Internet Protocol (IP) infrastructure, helping Shanghai Netcom reduce network management and operating costs, enhance customer experience and increase end-user mobility.

IP-based packet networks allow voice, video and data traffic, which traditionally run over separate networks, to be converged onto a single, high-speed broadband communications infrastructure.

Nortel Networks deployed an end-to-end NGN solution for Shanghai Netcom including Nortel Networks Succession Communication Server (CS) 2000-Compact superclass softswitches, Multimedia Communication Server 5200, Integrated Access Devices, Access Gateways and video phones.

To date, China Netcom has implemented several provincial commercial networks across the country, including a three-city NGN deployment in Shandong Province based on Nortel Networks technologies.

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