Nortel Networks says it will expand its broadband networking portfolio to enable traditional wireline service providers to deliver a new set of services to consumers over high-bandwidth infrastructure.

To do so, Nortel will enable “triple play” services … voice, high definition TV and high speed data … in addition to a larger set of emerging broadband services such as Voice over IP (VoIP), person-to-person videoconferencing and instant messaging that the company says will help wireline service providers.

“Today’s announcement is part of our ongoing strategy to help service providers transform their business models by creating highly innovative new services and associated revenue streams,” said Brian McFadden, president of optical networks for Nortel. “As part of this strategy, we also intend to equip key elements of the network with the necessary intelligence so that broadband users can have unprecedented flexibility in personalizing their service set and ultimate quality of experience–.”

Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago Limited and Cable & Wireless Cayman Islands have separately announced that they will deploy DSL and VoIP solutions from Nortel Networks as part of complete network upgrades.