Nortel (NYSE:NT) has introduced new software that allows service providers to deliver IP voice and multimedia services with a next-generation network (NGN). The new Adaptive Application Engine software enables the combination of social networking, blogs, and wikis with IP voice and multimedia over any IP broadband connection.

The new software boosts Nortel's SIP applications portfolio, bringing together wireless broadband, wireline and cable access networks in ways that help service providers simplify their networks and enhance the communication experience for subscribers. It allows providers to offer the end consumer such services as unified communications, federated instant messaging, IP communications over Web applications, VoIP over IPTV integration, and fixed mobile convergence services.

"Nortel's depth of technology expertise across carrier and enterprise sectors, wireless and wireline with focus on both infrastructure and the application space allowed us to design advanced SIP application software that can support the needs of any service provider," John McCready, general manager of Nortel's Carrier Multimedia Networks, said in a statement.