Newbridge Networks is protecting its carrier base with a revamped IP strategy dubbed Versatile IP. The initiative will include a range of switch routers and IP telephony gateways.
The company also announced the formation of the Carrier Scale Internetworking interest group with Siemens, 3Com and Ericsson to develop IP products over ATM networks.
It aims to publish specifications and develop interopability agreements to be ratified by the ATM Forum for building carrier and enterprise level IP environments. Among the products in development by the group include ATM switching tools and end products such as edge routers and access multiplexers.
As part of Versatile IP, Newbridge will announce the 36100 remote access server and a gateway server which turns the switch into an IP telephony system. The latter will appear in January. Products boasting Terabit routing technology will follow later.
Andy Williams, director of marketing at Newbridge Networks in the UK claimed the company's range of IP tools are 30 per cent cheaper to own and maintain than competitive products.
Williams also said that Newbridge has a larger base from which to begin selling its IP goods. "In Europe there are 20 public broadband networks based on ATM. Eighteen of these use Netwbridge products. Versatile IP gives them the ability to add high value and additional services on their existing platforms," he said.
Jim Arseneault, vice president of Newbridge's IP and internetworking products group, said: "Most of our competitors in the VPN space focus solely on one area of the network, whether it be bigger, faster routers in the backbone, providing the access piece with a remote access server, or securing Internet tunnels. However Versatile IP joins the capabilities of service providers with the business needs of their customers."
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