Articles by Mark A. Miller 

Vendor Network Architectures�Part XIV: Alcatel

Alcatel's 5020 Softswitch is a modular, expandable, converged platform maxing out at 2 million ports, aimed a carriers, ISPs, and enterprises.

Vendor Network Architectures�Part XIII: 3Com

VoIP solutions from this veteran networking company—and originator of the IP PBX—are scaled for the enterprise and address a broad range of deployment scenarios.

Vendor Network Architectures�Part XII: Tekelec

Tekelec’s solutions provide a clear evolution path from SS7 networks to the SIP-based networks of the future—and the deployment of IMS.

Vendor Network Architectures�Part XI: Acme Packet

This recently formed company uses the session border controller model to create carrier-class multimedia transport systems that support the IMS standard.

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