The Digitalk carrier-class enhanced switching and services platform described in this white paper was specifically designed to meet the profitability and business challenges faced by today’s carriers. Based on an open standards architecture using Intel’s processing technology for both operating systems and telephony service management, the Digitalk platform ensures a high degree of reliability and third-party systems compatibility. The multiservices platform ensures that carriers can deploy enhanced services and business applications more easily, more quickly, more flexibly, and more profitably. These benefits are due to the dramatically lower cost of service and greater flexibility of an open standards-based platform using Intel® architecture.