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NexTone Solves Cisco VOIP Shortcoming

Vendors of border session controllers sometimes claim that their products are a vital ingredient of large-scale voice-over-IP (VOIP) networks, but startup NexTone Communications Inc. can actually prove it.

NexTone’s border session controller has already helped global VOIP provider Convergia Networks Inc. solve scaleability problems it was encountering with equipment from Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO).

Get the whole story on Boardwatch.

— Jo Maitland, Senior Editor, Boardwatch

optical_man 12/4/2012 | 11:47:15 PM
re: NexTone Solves Cisco VOIP Shortcoming Wow, I think this slipped through the pr dept. at Cisco. Really gonna hurt NexTone's relationship with them.
Here's Boardwatch's link (from the LR article):
http://www.boardwatch.com/docu...

Here's a paragraph in the BoardWatch article from a Cisco customer that states Cisco cannot scale, and hence the value of NexTone's solution:

"Unfortunately however, its troubles haven't ended there. GÇ£The problem with Cisco is it doesnGÇÖt offer a way to manage all our routes at onceGǪ One gateway with one route is fine with Cisco, but 150 gateways with 200 routes is unmanageable as you have to make the change on every single gateway every time you change a route,GÇ¥ says Carlos Jurado, director of voice services for Convergia."

That statement is what every Cisco telco competitor uses as FUD against Cisco.
That statement is exactly why the RBOC's are so hesitant to allow Cisco into the core.
That statement is the only reason Cisco hasn't destroyed all competition.
That statement may keep diversity alive in our industry.

Long live IOS!!
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