I have recently met with the NexTone team and am impressed with many of the initiatives they are undertaking from their university to their extensive and ever-growing interoperability lab. In addition to these positive moves the company has recently appointed Larry Schessel – an ex-Cisco IP communications veteran to the
helm of CTO office of CTO under Sridhar Ramachandran who remains CTO.
A bit on Larry… Prior to joining NexTone, he served as Senior Manager at Cisco Systems for both the Service Provider and Enterprise IP Communications Business Units, where he defined SIP and H.323 product roadmaps. Previously, he served in strategic and technical management roles at Siemens. In addition he was awarded several patents for his work in next generation call processing systems.
It is good to see so much positive news coming out of the SBC market and it is worth mentioning that NexTone’s products do so much more than session management. They are doing some remarkable work in peering and even have some call centers using their products.