Rolls-Royce has signed a $20m (£11.4m) seven-year contract with Nortel to supply a global IP-based voice service, to increase functionality and cut costs.
The jet engine maker will use Nortel equipment that will be integrated with its existing Lan architecture.
Around 26,500 staff working in Rolls-Royce divisions in Europe and North America will benefit from the new phone service.
Around 1,000 staff have already been migrated to the Nortel-managed IP telephony platform.
The Roll-Royce deal involves Nortel taking over the management of the company’s existing legacy TDM-based equipment, and using it to help deliver IP services as part of a gradual migration.
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