Nortel Networks has announced it will simplify its services offerings as well as provide integration of equipment from other vendors, in an effort to spur new revenue from the services it offers to large businesses and service providers.

Even as it streamlines its services, Nortel is also adding new ones, including integration services for IPTV and for voice over IP to help service providers deliver voice, data and video services faster and cheaper.

Nortel is creating a services business unit that would focus on five commercial services areas: integration, security, optimisation, maintenance and managed services, vice-president of sales and marketing for global services, Curt Hopkins, said.

“Nortel has provided services for years, but not a separate, intentional strategy and business unit,” he said. “There will be a sweeping simplification, from 700 down to 70 discreet services.”

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