Nortel’s IP-powered business solutions, which allow service providers to sell and host pre-tested VoIP services to small- and medium-size businesses (SMBs), are being showcased at the fall VON conference in Boston.

The solutions combine the latest VoIP technology with planning, installation, management, and marketing and technical support from Nortel's portfolio of Global Services for SMBs.

Nortel’s solutions offer two options. The first is an end-to-end VoIP lines solution targeted at SMBs without an IT department or specialized IT staff. The carrier delivers the IP lines service from the Nortel Communication Server (CS) 2000 or Application Server (AS) 5200, or as a Nortel hosted solution.

The second option is the IP PBX Interconnect solution for SMBs that prefer an on-site PBX, such as Nortel’s Business Communications Manager (BCM) 50. Carriers can host the connection between the telephone switching system and the public network from the CS2000.

The two options are capable of operating on traditional TDM line equipment or IP lines, or both.

In addition to the VoIP bundles, Nortel will also be offering optional SIP applications, such as multimedia services, fixed/mobile convergence (FMC), click-to-connect, unified messaging (UM) and unified communications (UC) through the company’s alliance with Microsoft.