BT has chosen Novell’s eDirectory as the hub for user services on 21CN, its next-generation converged voice, data and video network.

The directory system will store up to 28 million user profiles, and will authenticate customers for access to services such as video-on-demand and IP telephony.

“It’s one of the largest directory implementations across Europe,” said Novell’s UK sales director Paul Roberts. “eDirectory will be in the middle, talking to all the other applications. One thing BT needs to do is capture identities for all its customers.”

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