Aastra USA Extends Promotion for North American Nortel Enterprise Customers

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Extraordinary Incentives for Migration to Clearspan® Unified Communications Solution

Aastra USA, a leading provider of IP telephony and Unified Communication solutions, is extending their special offer for North American Nortel customers. Due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the future of Nortel products, Aastra is providing Nortel customers additional time to capitalize on this promotion. Aastra is offering Nortel's large enterprise customers extraordinary incentives on migration to its Clearspan® Unified Communications solution which includes call control, unified messaging, business conferencing, and fixed mobile convergence, all accessible from any phone - analog, digital, IP, cellular or softphone. This unprecedented offer provides a reliable and smooth migration path for Nortel customers, ensuring the future of their mission critical enterprise communications, while immediately providing Unified Communications benefits from the award-winning Clearspan platform.

Clearspan, which is targeted at large enterprises with 1,500 to over 10,000 users, is a SIP-to-the-core solution, with carrier-grade reliability and scalability. The solution was designed as a single applications environment so all critical features are built-in, not bolted-on. Clearspan's Self-Paced Migration™ strategy allows enterprises to gain many of the benefits of Unified Communications today, while migrating at their own pace to the complete solution without business disruptions normally associated with deploying a new communications system. Clearspan can be deployed as an overlay for existing Nortel call managers to offer direct access to new advanced unified communications features, while still protecting their existing investment in hardware and endpoints.

In order to help enterprises with the financial costs associated with migration, Aastra is providing special incentives for Nortel enterprise customers:

  • All SIP integration trunks between Clearspan and the existing Nortel systems are provided at no cost (unlimited number of trunks)
  • Significant discount on the value-priced portfolio of Aastra 67xi SIP phones
  • Free instructor-led training for administrators during the first year of deployment (up to 2 students per class)
  • Free end user, web based training for an unlimited number of users during the first two years of deployment.

"We understand that Nortel customers are concerned about the future of their legacy systems. We've put together a very attractive and smooth migration solution to provide them a future-proof Unified Communications solution with immediate benefits. Aastra's extensive experience in serving the large enterprise communications market makes us uniquely able to understand their needs and deliver solutions. This expertise, coupled with Aastra's strong track record of 46 consecutive profitable quarters, gives these customers the comfort that they are selecting a consistently successful company with a rich history and solid future," said Tim Whittington, Senior Vice-President and General Manager of Aastra USA.

This offer, now valid until June 30, 2010, provides an excellent value for North American Nortel customers to migrate now. As an example, an enterprise with 3000 users, deploying an overlay solution with 300 SIP integration trunks, and deploying 1500 new SIP phones to users, can save $500,000. This represents approximately 25% off of Aastra's already highly-competitively prices. "Based on my research and knowledge of the enterprise communications market, Aastra's Clearspan solution already provides one of the best values for its targeted market," commented Allan Sulkin, President, TEQConsult Group. "This special offer for Nortel customers is a great opportunity to begin migration while minimizing initial capital outlay."

Aastra is inviting Nortel customers to call and learn how this Self-Paced Migration plan can provide them value added unified communications features today while still protecting their existing investment. Customers can call 1.800.468.3266 or visit Aastra's special website (http://www.aastrausa.com/nortel) to provide more details on this promotion, including benefits of Unified Communications, Clearspan product information, an overview of Self-Paced Migration, and answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

About Aastra USA
Aastra USA Inc. is the US business unit of Aastra Technologies Limited, a company at the forefront of the enterprise communication market. Headquartered in Concord, Ontario, Canada, Aastra develops and delivers innovative communications products and applications for businesses. Aastra's operations are truly global with more than 50 million installed lines around the world and a direct and indirect presence in more than 100 countries. Aastra USA is entirely dedicated to enterprise communications and offers IP telephony and Unified Communications solutions individually tailored to satisfy its customers' requirements. These range from feature-rich call managers for small and medium businesses and highly scalable ones for large enterprises, integrated mobility, call center solutions to a wide selection of terminals. With a strong focus on open standards, Aastra USA enables enterprises to communicate and collaborate more efficiently. For additional information on Aastra, visit our website at http://www.aastrausa.com

Aastra® and Clearspan® are registered trademarks, and Self-Paced Migration is a trademark of Aastra Technologies Limited.

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