Nortel teams up for VoIP launch

Nortel CEO and president Mike Zafirovski and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer recently unveiled what the companies call a “joint road map” to offer unified communications technology to enterprises. The companies’ alliance, created last July, calls for the deployment of three VoIP-based technology platforms: the UC Integrated Branch, Unified Messaging and Conferencing.

The three applications will use both Nortel technologies like VoIP and native SIP interoperability and Microsoft’s