Cisco, Ericsson Team Up for IPBy Caron Carlson | Posted 2004-04-28 Email Print
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Cisco and Ericsson have agreed to offer IP-based services and consulting to telecom carriers.Cisco Systems Inc. and L.M. Ericsson have agreed to integrate equipment and service offerings to spur telecommunications carriers to offer a wider range of data, voice and video services over IP.
Under a strategic alliance announced today, the companies together will provide IP-based services and consulting to telecom carriers. The move comes as equipment manufacturers press network operators to hasten their migration to IP-based delivery.
Many of the largest telecom carriers have been moving slowly in upgrading their networks from circuit-switching to packet-switching, despite efforts by manufacturers to trumpet the cost-savings and efficiency benefits of converged networking.