Nortel buys 5 percent of Global IP Sound

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Nortel buys 5 percent of Global IP Sound

In the February 2003 issue of Internet Telephony Magazine, I wrote about Global IP Sound's excellent GIPS VoiceEngine codec, which can be integrated into VoIP applications. GIPS VoiceEngine is a software package that handles all the voice components and includes an adaptive jitter buffer (GIPS NetEQ), acoustic echo control, packet loss concealer, and any standard codec can be plugged in, including G.711, Enhanced G.711, and iPCM.

Their codec is designed to handle heavy latency and heavy packet loss. In fact, I tested their codec using Shunra's Cloud 4.0 to induce 25% and 50% packet loss to see how their codec would handle it and it performed remarkably well. TMC Labs was very impressed with this codec. Click here for the Global IP Sound review.

Well, it appears Nortel has caught onto Global IP Sound's amazing codec by announcing that they have just purchased 5% of Global IP Sound stock. Nortel was quoted as saying:

"Global IP Sound's expertise in voice processing software helps to address key Quality-of-Service criteria for VoIP systems, accelerating the transformation of today's network infrastructure to leverage the power of packet-based communications," said Sue Spradley, president, Wireline Networks, Nortel Networks. "By securing warrants to invest in GIPS, we strengthen its position as a supplier to the industry. This translates into benefits for Nortel Networks customers as more points of access to the network are enhanced with GIPS software."

Global IP Sound is a great VoIP product - I'm glad to see someone noticed and is going to use the technology.

You can see the full release here:
Global IP Sound Issues Share Purchase Warrants to Nortel Networks; Strategic Supplier Relationship Affirmed With Agreement for Nortel Networks to Invest in Global IP Sound AB



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