Alameda, CA: December 21, 2004. Does a ruling last week by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) sound the death-knoll for competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) across the country? While some claim that the commission’s decision means an end to competition, a number of forward-thinking CLECs have already put contingency plans in place - using equipment from VoIP Softswitch vendor MetaSwitch. Today, MetaSwitch announced as customers two national service providers, Utility Telephone and PCS1, who are both taking this route.
Alameda, CA: November 23, 2004. MetaSwitch, the leading independent vendor of Class 5 VoIP solutions, announced today that it has appointed industry veteran Martin Taylor as Vice President of Technology Strategy. Mr. Taylor, who was formerly CTO and VP Engineering at CopperCom, Inc., is widely known within the next generation telephony community for his pioneering work in the fields of packet-based converged voice and data switching and access networks.
Alameda, CA and West Des Moines, IA: October 18, 2004. MetaSwitch, the leading independent vendor of Class 5 VoIP solutions, announced today that Iowa Network Services (INS) has completed testing of the VP3500 series Class 5 softswitch for VoIP and SS7 interconnection. As a result, Iowa's 150 independent telephone companies have, for the first time, a VoIP softswitch solution that they can deploy in their shared fiber-optic network - opening up the prospect of packet-based voice services to over 560,000 Iowans in 330 communities.
London, UK and Alameda, CA: October 14, 2004. MetaSwitch, a leading vendor of Class 5 softswitch solutions, has successfully demonstrated H.248, SIP, MGCP and SS7 interoperability at the Global Multiservice Switching Forum (MSF) Interoperability event, GMI 2004. A MetaSwitch VP3500 Series Softswitch, comprised of a MetaSwitch Media/Signaling Gateway and separate MetaSwitch Call Agent, was located at British Telecom's GMI facilities in Ipswich and successfully interoperated with call agent, media gateway, access gateway and customer premise equipment from multiple vendors.
Alameda, CA, Mescalero, NM and Ft Lauderdale, FL: October 11, 2004. MetaSwitch, the market leader in Class 5 packet switch solutions, today announced that Mescalero Apache Telecom, Inc. (MATI) has selected its VP3500 Series Class 5 Softswitch platform to avoid the costs associated with upgrading their legacy Siemens Class 5 switch for local number portability (LNP). In addition, MATI plans to leverage the MetaSwitch's VoIP capabilities to expand beyond their existing service region with VoIP over fixed wireless and other broadband deployments.
Los Angeles, CA: October 5, 2004. Kagoor Networks, a leading session border control provider, and MetaSwitch, a leading Class 5 softswitch vendor, today announced a joint solution that facilitates deployments of VoIP services between carriers and their broadband customers. The new integrated solution allows carriers to deliver VoIP signaling and media seamlessly and securely across network borders and firewalls with superior communication and control functionality between these two key network elements.
Linthicum, MD, Alameda, CA and Amarillo, TX: October 4, 2004. CIENA® Corporation (Nasdaq: CIEN), a leading global provider of intelligent service creation and delivery solutions, and MetaSwitch, a leading vendor of Class 5 softswitch solutions, today announced that they have partnered to provide Texas service provider AMA•TechTel Communications with a complete solution for delivering next-generation Voice over IP (VoIP) services.
Melville, NY, and Alameda, CA: October 1, 2004. MetaSwitch, the leading provider of Class 5 softswitch solutions, has again been selected for the pulver100 list. The list is the VoIP industry's premiere listing of privately held growth companies that represent the future of the communications ecosystem. MetaSwitch's consistent track record is reflected in the fact that it has now been included in the pulver100 every year since its inception in 2002.
Alameda, California and Clovis, New Mexico: September 8, 2004. MetaSwitch, the market leader in Class 5 packet switch solutions, today announced that ENMR Plateau, the largest rural telephone cooperative in New Mexico, has deployed its VP3500 Series Class 5 Softswitch for new applications including Fiber to the Home (FTTH) and Voice over IP (VoIP) over a fixed wireless network.
Alameda, CA: August 26, 2004. MetaSwitch has had its position as the leading vendor of Class 5 softswitch solutions confirmed by Infonetics Research's latest quarterly report, Next Gen Voice Products, which ranks it the market-share leader with 58% of total revenue in the Class 5 Packet Switch category.
The detailed and comprehensive market analysis for Q2 2004, with forecasts out to 2007, tracks shipments and revenue from a wide variety of vendors for softswitch-based switching systems, call agents and media gateways.
MetaSwitch, the leader in Class 5 VoIP for independent and competitive telephone companies, today announced that Wyoming's TCT West, a division of Tri County Telephone, will introduce Voice over IP (VoIP) services based on its VP3500 Series Class 5 Softswitch platform. The move follows the company's decision to deploy MetaSwitch to serve its existing 8,000 subscribers, and is designed to position the rural operator for the increasingly competitive environment opened up by VoIP technology.
Alameda, CA: August 5, 2004. Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Ltd, the leading supplier of high-performance telecommunications solutions, has announced today that it has reached agreement with MetaSwitch, a division of Data Connection Ltd, to integrate MetaSwitch's leading edge softswitch into Fujitsu's next generation voice products for the UK market. This move is part of a long-standing 4-year relationship with MetaSwitch, which has produced a number of key strategic product initiatives, including the integration of a Voice over IP platform for the BT Broadband Voice service.
Alameda, CA, and Cape Girardeau, MO: August 3, 2004. In what could be a record for the softswitch industry, Big River Telephone has completed the hot cut-over of 1,000 trunks - a "heart transplant" of its network - just 20 days after making the decision to purchase a MetaSwitch Class 5 softswitch. Big River, a locally owned telecommunications provider in the Missouri-Illinois-Kentucky region, is now carrying 30 million minutes of VoIP traffic per month through its MetaSwitch VP3500 Class 5 Softswitch.
Boston, MA: July 15, 2004. Frost & Sullivan presented Data Connection, one of the leading providers of web conferencing technology, with the 2004 Customer Value Enhancement Award at last night's Excellence in Customer Value Enhancement Awards Banquet, for the company's outstanding contribution to the conferencing and collaboration market.
Alameda, CA: June 21, 2004. Following the recent introduction of key enhancements to its Class 5 softswitch, MetaSwitch today revealed that it will be the centerpiece of a multi-vendor Voice over IP demonstration at SuperComm 2004. The hub of VoIP connections across the show floor, MetaSwitch's VP3510 Class 5 Softswitch will provide subscriber services and SS7-to-VoIP gateway functions to partners in 7 booths. This marks the first public display of the VP3510 chassis, the latest addition to the widely-deployed VP3500 product line.
Alameda, CA: June 15, 2004. Building on three years of field success, MetaSwitch today announced a suite of significant product enhancements to its VP3500 Series Class 5 Softswitch, designed to deliver the scalability and flexibility demanded by the world's most demanding service providers. With both a major software release and a revolutionary media gateway hardware design, MetaSwitch breaks new ground with a true VoIP Class 5 platform that cost-effectively scales from small to large networks.
Alameda, CA: June 15, 2004. MetaSwitch, the industry's leading independent vendor of broadband Class 5 softswitch solutions, today announced that it has delivered its 50th switch. The MetaSwitch VP3510 Class 5 Softswitch was installed last week at Progressive Rural Telephone Co-Op, a 6,000-line independent telephone company in Rentz, Georgia.
Alameda, CA: April 15, 2004. MetaSwitch, the leading provider of broadband Class 5 switching solutions, today announced that Western Iowa Telephone Ass'n has selected the MetaSwitch VP3500 to augment and eventually replace its existing legacy switches in eight exchanges serving residential and business customers in western Iowa. MetaSwitch was selected after a thorough evaluation that included all of the leading next generation switch vendors.
San Francisco, CA: April 7, 2004. Responding to the growing success of its next generation Class 5 switch platform, MetaSwitch today announced the successful conclusion of "MetaSwitch Forum 2004," a 2-day inaugural conference for MetaSwitch customers held in San Francisco. Attended by over 50 delegates from more than 25 companies, the Forum was the first time that so many MetaSwitch users had gathered in one place to discuss the company's strategy and also put in place the structure for an ongoing users' group.
Jackson, TN: March 30, 2004. Building on its success deploying the nation's largest fully-funded Fiber to the Premise (FTTP) network, the Jackson Energy Authority is partnering with Aeneas Internet & Telephone, the largest ISP in western Tennessee, to offer voice services to 31,000 homes and businesses. Aeneas has selected MetaSwitch as its VoIP technology partner for the venture based on the company's proven ability working with the JEA's chosen FTTP network vendor, Wave7 Optics (www.wave7optics.com).
Santa Clara, CA: March 29, 2004. MetaSwitch, a leading vendor of Class 5 VoIP solutions, announced today at the Spring 2004 VON Conference & Expo that the latest software release for its VP3500 Next Generation Class 5 Switch includes support for IP Centrex and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) v2.0. Support for SIP extends the MetaSwitch VP3500's interoperability to a wider range of devices including SIP phones and SIP-based feature servers.
Alameda, CA: March 29, 2004. MetaSwitch, the leading provider of broadband Class 5 switching solutions, today announced that Arrival Communications is deploying the MetaSwitch VP3500 Next Generation Class 5 Switch to deliver broadband voice service to business customers. The MetaSwitch solution will complement Arrival's legacy Lucent VCDX Class 5 switching system in its existing markets, and also enable more flexible expansion into new markets. Arrival has over 12,000 subscriber lines serving small and medium-sized businesses in Tier 2 and 3 markets in California.
Alameda, CA: March 11, 2004. MetaSwitch, the leading provider of next generation broadband voice switch solutions, announced today that its MetaSwitch VP3500 Next Generation Class 5 Switch has been accepted for listing by the United States Department of Agriculture's Rural Utilities Service (RUS). The move follows completion of a successful field trial with Yukon Telephone in Whittier, Alaska - the first such trial to include Voice over IP (VoIP) served natively by a Class 5 switch.
foreThought.net, one of Denver's "Top-10 ISPs", today announced the launch of an integrated broadband voice and data service for small and medium-sized business customers. By leveraging Voice over IP technology from MetaSwitch, foreThought.net is able to offer greater flexibility and lower costs than the TDM-based solutions available from other carriers in the region.
Alameda, CA: February 17, 2004. MetaSwitch today announced that Missouri Telecom has installed the MetaSwitch VP3500 Next Generation Class 5 Switch for this week's launch of its new residential and business services in Southwest Missouri. Missouri Telecom is offering a full range of residential and business voice services, including IP Centrex, to complement its highly successful broadband and dial-up Internet service offerings.
Alameda, CA: February 10, 2004. MetaSwitch today underscored its leadership position in the next generation Class 5 switch market with the news that two independent telephone companies are deploying MetaSwitch technology to upgrade and replace their existing central office digital switches. Idaho's Project Mutual Telephone and Tri-County Telephone in Wyoming have selected the MetaSwitch VP3500 as their strategic platform for their existing customer base and regional expansion.
Alameda, CA: January 21, 2004. MetaSwitch, the leading provider of next generation broadband voice switch solutions, today announced that Michael Ward has joined its executive team as Senior Vice President of Sales. In this role, Michael will be responsible for driving MetaSwitch's business success, building on the company's existing strong position with more than 40 deployments of its VP3500 Next Generation Class 5 Switch.
Birmingham and Enfield, UK, 19 January 2004. Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Ltd, the leading supplier of high performance telecommunications solutions, announces the supply of an Integrated Voice over IP Platform for the BT Broadband Voice Service, which was launched to the public on 9th December 2003.