Nortel Networks Takes Over Architel Systems

[Toronto, CANADA] – Nortel
Networks
acquired Architel Systems Corporation, a provider of
software systems that allow service providers to enhance Internet
Protocol (IP) services.

Service providers can deliver new IP services to customers with greater
speed, quality and reliability, helping them realize business
opportunities offered by the high-performance Internet.

A subsidiary of Nortel Networks amalgamated with Architel and it became
a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Nortel Networks.

“This acquisition provides us with first mover advantage in the market
for the critical software and service-enabling solutions needed to
create and run the high performance Internet,” said Steve Nicolle, vice
president of Service Ware Solutions, Nortel Networks.

With Architel, Nortel Networks will expand its Preside portfolio.
Preside is a key element of the high-performance Internet, providing a
foundation for eBusiness and other Internet applications. Preside
enables applications like virtual private networks (VPNs) or e-business
sites to work with
any connection medium, optical, cable, wireless or high-speed Digital
Subscriber Link (DSL)
service allowing service providers to offer bundled services to
businesses and consumers.

Architel was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
Its service fulfillment software solutions have been implemented in
wireline, wireless and data/IP environments worldwide. Service providers
including Cable & Wireless, MCI WorldCom, British Telecom, and GTE have
used Architel’s services.

Nortel Networks is a global Internet and communications leader with
capabilities spanning optical, wireless, local Internet and e-business.

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