Verso Technologies Inc., a global provider of next-generation network solutions, announced it has signed a worldwide reseller agreement with Nortel. The agreement enables Nortel to sell Verso products worldwide and includes provisions for Verso to provide product installation, support, maintenance and other services to Nortel and its customers.
“Verso has several products designed to optimize and enhance VoIP over WiMAX capabilities,” said Steve Odom, Verso’s chairman and CEO. “We have completed a rigorous testing process with Nortel and our global sales team has been working towards this day for some time. I’m pleased to announce that Nortel has decided to begin using Verso products to further enhance their WiMAX offering.”
Verso can help Nortel lower the cost of ownership of end-to-end voice-over-WiMAX solutions by enabling a fully integrated converged billing solution for both voice and WiMAX services. The solution uses the Verso Vclear Application Server — in conjunction with Nortel’s next-generation Communication Server 2000 IP softswitch — to deliver prepaid voice services over any access technology, including Nortel’s WiMAX solution.
“This agreement and relationship is validation of our strategy to partner with the highest quality organizations to serve the emerging WiMAX market,” said Mark Dunaway, Verso’s president and COO. “This agreement comes along with a purchase order and allows for Verso to expand our relationship with Nortel over time as we continue to work closely with them and serve their needs. This is yet another example of Verso solutions adding value to WiMAX network infrastructure manufacturers and service providers.”