Hoboken, NJ: December 16, 2005. Vapps, a leading global provider of audio conferencing systems, today announced that TotallyFreeConferenceCalls, a large conference call service provider, has chosen the Conference Bridge 1000 (CB1000) platform as the foundation for delivering next-generation conferencing services.
San Jose, CA: December 12, 2005. Allied Telesyn, a global provider of secure Ethernet/IP access solutions, today announced that its iMAP 9000 series Release 7.0 has achieved interoperability certification by MetaSwitch. The joint solution is already being deployed in service provider networks in the United States.
London, UK: November 28, 2005. Data Connection (DCL), a leading independent vendor of communications and telecom software and equipment to OEM and service provider customers, today released financial results for the 12 months to August 31, 2005. Driven by strong demand for its broad portfolio of IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) protocol, switching and applications solutions, including its Session Border Controller (DC-SBC) and MetaSwitch division's softswitch and unified communications products, the company's revenues increased 30% year-on-year to $68M.
Alameda, CA: November 21, 2005. MetaSwitch, a leading vendor of next generation carrier switching solutions, today announced that its director of marketing, Carol Daniels, has been recognized with a Circle of Excellence award from the MultiService Forum (MSF), a global association committed to developing and promoting open-architecture, multiservice switching systems.
Willcox, AZ: November 8, 2005. Valley TeleCom Group, comprising four companies serving subscribers across southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico, today announced that it is deploying 15 softswitches from MetaSwitch with the aim of migrating its entire network to packet-based switching over the next 12 months. According to independent industry experts, the multi-million dollar initiative is one of the most significant wholesale next generation Class 5 switch replacements to date of any North American incumbent operator's network.
Des Moines, IA: November 7, 2005. Iowa Network Services, Inc. (INS) today announced at the 109th Annual Iowa Telecommunications Association (ITA) Convention that it has deployed industry-leading vendors MetaSwitch and Sylantro Systems Corporation to power its Voice over IP (VoIP)-based services network, allowing Iowa's Independent Telephone Companies to deliver advanced hosted communications services to customers throughout the state.
Alameda, CA: November 2, 2005. MetaSwitch, a leading vendor of next-generation carrier switching solutions, today announced that Wall Street research firm Robert W. Baird & Co. (Baird) has identified it as the preferred softswitch vendor in the U.S. tier 2/3 provider markets in a report distributed recently to its clients. The survey, titled "IOC/CLEC Equipment Upgrade Cycle," also showed that by the end of 2007, 63 percent of respondents expect to have upgraded to a next generation network.
Las Vegas, NV: October 27, 2005. MetaSwitch, a leading vendor of next generation carrier switching solutions, and Pannaway Technologies, Inc., designers and developers of RUS-listed, converged broadband voice, video and data platforms, today announced a partnership designed to accelerate adoption of telco-grade VoIP networks.
Las Vegas, NV: October 25, 2005. Today at Telecom '05, MetaSwitch, an industry-leading vendor of Class 4/5 switching and enhanced applications solutions, announced that CTC Communications has adopted its industry-leading softswitch platform. CTC, one of the largest converged communications services providers in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, will leverage MetaSwitch technology to deliver a broad range of hosted business services over CTC's packet-based PowerPath® Network.
Las Vegas, NV: October 25, 2005. MetaSwitch, a leading vendor of next generation carrier switching solutions, today announced the introduction of three new products designed to ease the migration to IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) networks. Based on a common small form-factor chassis, the MetaSwitch VP2510 integrated softswitch, MG2510 media gateway and SG2510 signaling gateway deliver the same carrier class reliability and scalable performance as the widely-deployed MetaSwitch VP3510, MG3510 and SG3510.
Orlando, FL: October 12, 2005. Today at CompTel/ASCENT Fall 2005, Covista Communications (OTCBB:CVST), one of the nation's leading telecommunications carriers, announced that it will integrate a next generation network based on industry-leading switching and applications technology from MetaSwitch into its local and long distance network infrastructure.
Milpitas, CA: September 27, 2005. InnoMedia, Inc. and MetaSwitch today announced completion of interoperability testing and deployment of InnoMedia's products by Mescalero Apache Telecom, Inc. (MATI), a tribally owned and operated enterprise serving New Mexico. The deployment of Innomedia's MTA phone adaptors builds on MATI's existing MetaSwitch Class 5 Softswitch installation to add IP-based local and long distance calling services over both wireline and wireless broadband access networks.
Boston, MA - VON Fall Conference and Expo: September 20, 2005. MetaSwitch, a leading vendor of next generation carrier switching solutions, has once again raised the bar for the softswitch industry with the introduction of the MetaSwitch Desktop Assistant, a new productivity-enhancing application that offers advanced features previously only seen on high-end IP PBXs. MetaSwitch is the first vendor to integrate this rich functionality into a Class 4/5 Softswitch product line, as part of its UC9000 Unified Communications platform for enhanced services.
Boston, MA - VON Fall Conference and Expo: September 20, 2005. MetaSwitch, a leading vendor of next generation carrier switching solutions, today announced two extensions to its widely-deployed IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) application server, the UC9000 Unified Communications System.
Alameda, CA: September 7, 2005. MetaSwitch, the leading provider of Class 4 / 5 softswitch solutions, today announced that it has been named to the 2005 "pulver 100" - which is the VoIP industry's premiere listing of privately held growth companies that represent the future of the communications ecosystem. MetaSwitch has been named to the list for the fourth year in row, joining a select group of fewer than 30 alumni from the original pulver 100 who have appeared on the list every year since 2002.
Perham, MN: August 29, 2005. MetaSwitch, the industry leading supplier of softswitch solutions for TDM and packet networks, announced today that Arvig Communication Systems (ACS), one of the Midwest's leading service providers, has deployed its award-winning VP3510 Class 4/5 softswitch and UC9000 unified communications system. The deployment is designed to address a broad range of applications including legacy switch replacement, capacity offload for ACS's rapidly growing customer base, and competitive voice services for the company's Cable TV subscribers.
Houston, TX: August 10, 2005. i3 Networks, an emerging total solutions provider for competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs), announced today that it has successfully completed the first phase in building its unique business model, known as UNE-3® Fractional Switch Ownership®. As a result, CLECs across the nation have, for the first time, a truly superior alternative to reselling Regional Bell Operating Company (RBOC) lines.
Alameda, CA: August 9, 2005. In response to a ruling released today by the Federal Communications Commission concerning Voice over IP (VoIP) providers, MetaSwitch has confirmed that customers of its Class 4/5 Softswitch are able to fully comply with all regulatory requirements. Specifically, more than 135 MetaSwitch systems deployed in the field already support CALEA and E911 emergency call routing features for both traditional wireline and VoIP subscribers, with no requirement for additional adjunct equipment.
Macon, GA: August 4, 2005. Access Integrated Networks (AIN), one of the Southeast's leading Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (CLECs), today announced a new network strategy, involving MetaSwitch and Occam Networks, Inc. (OTCBB: OCCM), designed to provide its more than 30,000 customers with advanced digital network service offerings.
Alameda, CA, and Cochrane, WI: August 2, 2005. Almost a hundred years to the day from its founding, Cochrane Cooperative Telephone Company has proven that it is keeping up with the times by deploying the latest central office switching and messaging technology - a MetaSwitch VP3510 Integrated Softswitch and UC9000 Unified Communications System.
Santa Barbara, CA: July 20, 2005. Occam ® Networks Inc. (OTCBB: OCCM), a supplier of innovative Ethernet- and IP-based loop carrier equipment to telecommunications companies worldwide, today announced it has added three new independent operating companies (IOCs) to its growing list of customers. The Iowa-based IOCs include Long Lines, Partner Communications Cooperative and Western Iowa Telephone.
Oakland, CA: July 19, 2005. Zhone Technologies, Inc., the first company dedicated to building total-delivery solutions for voice, data and content services worldwide, and MetaSwitch, a leading provider of next generation switching solutions, announced today that Newroads Telecom has selected and deployed Zhone's Multi-Access Line Concentrator (MALC™) and MetaSwitch's Class 5 Softswitch technology for its new service deployments.
Troy, NY: June 15, 2005. CornerStone Telephone Company today announced it is now the only locally owned and operated Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) in the Capital Region to install a fully functional next generation Class 5 softswitch to transmit integrated voice and data services. The VP3510 softswitch, purchased from MetaSwitch, will allow CornerStone to offer its customers new services that utilize Internet Protocol (IP) to route voice and data more efficiently.
Chicago, IL: June 7, 2005. Calix and MetaSwitch announced today that, under the auspices of the CalixCompatible and MetaSwitch Interoperability Partner programs, the two companies are working closely to speed the transformation of carrier networks to voice over IP (VOIP). As traditional wireline carriers of all sizes face intensified competition from cable operators, migrating traditional circuit-based voice services to an open packet-based softswitch architecture can substantially reduce operating expenses and enhance flexibility.
Chicago, IL: June 6, 2005. MetaSwitch, the industry-leading vendor of carrier-class softswitch solutions, today announced that it is extending service providers' options to deploy multi-vendor solutions based on open softswitch protocol standards. A technology showcase at this week's SUPERCOMM® trade show in Chicago will demonstrate the breadth of MetaSwitch's partnerships with media and signaling gateway vendors including ADTRAN, Audiocodes, Calix, Cisco, Nuera, Occam, Paradyne and Zhone.
Alameda, CA: June 2, 2005. MetaSwitch, the industry-leading vendor of carrier-class softswitch solutions, today became the first vendor to offer a truly open "packet host-remote" architecture for telephone companies seeking to migrate from legacy switching platforms. It has also released a white paper, "From Host-Remote to Next-Generation," that explains the technology background to this announcement. The MetaSwitch solution is deployable today and has already been adopted by many independent operating companies (IOCs) including Southern Kansas Telephone.
Santa Barbara, CA: May 9, 2005. Occam Networks Inc. (OTCBB: OCCM), a supplier of innovative Ethernet- and IP-based loop carrier equipment to telecommunications companies worldwide, today announced that it has expanded its service offerings into Canada. Ontario-based Wightman Telecom Ltd. has selected the Occam BLC 6000 System together with MetaSwitch's VP3510 Class 5 Softswitch to transition from its TDM equipment to IP- and Gigabit Ethernet.
Toronto, Ontario: April 20, 2005. MetaSwitch, the industry-leading vendor of carrier-class softswitch solutions, today announced at VON Canada that it has expanded its business focus into Canada, building on its market leadership position in the United States. Since the start of the year, MetaSwitch has already signed up 6 independent telephone companies - 15% of the 40 registered by the Canadian telecommunications regulator (CRTC) - with more expected over the coming months.
Alameda, CA, and Cleburne, TX: March 31, 2005. MetaSwitch, the leading vendor of Class 5 VoIP solutions, today announced that Texas-based Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) 1stel has adopted the MetaSwitch distributed network architecture for carrier-class voice over IP (VoIP). Following the deployment of an initial system in February of last year, 1stel now has three MetaSwitches serving subscribers across the state.
Alameda, CA: March 16, 2005. MetaSwitch today announced that it has relocated its West Coast offices in order to accommodate the rapid growth experienced by the next generation telecom equipment vendor over the last 12 months. More than double the size of the company's previous location, the new premises in Alameda, California include a custom-built Demo Lab and Training Center.
San Jose, CA: March 7, 2005. Paradyne (NASDAQ:PDYN), a leading provider of triple play Broadband Loop Carriers (BLCs), and MetaSwitch, a leading Class 5 softswitch provider, announced today the availability of a joint solution that uses Voice over IP (VoIP) technology to connect traditional phone lines to new IP networks for service providers.
San Jose, CA - Spring 2005 VON Conference & Expo: March 7, 2005. MetaSwitch, the leading independent vendor of Class 5 VoIP solutions, today further strengthened its product portfolio with the introduction of the UC9000 Unified Communications System. Adding a range of compelling SIP-based features to MetaSwitch's existing softswitch product line, the UC9000 is an extensible, standards-based platform targeted at service providers seeking to increase revenues from next generation services.
Alameda, CA: February 14, 2005. MetaSwitch, the leading independent vendor of Class 5 VoIP softswitch solutions, today announced an extension to its portfolio of softswitch products with the introduction of a new high-capacity call agent server, the CA9020. In addition, it announced that the widely-deployed VP3510 chassis is now available as a standalone media gateway and/or signaling gateway, enhancing the vendor's distributed softswitch solution set.
Santa Barbara, CA: Feb 3, 2005. Occam Networks Inc. (OTCBB: OCCM), a supplier of innovative Ethernet- and IP-based loop carrier equipment to telecommunications companies worldwide, today announced that Wabash Mutual Telephone Company, an independent operating company (IOC) in Celina, Ohio, has chosen the Occam BLC 6000 System to deliver Triple Play services, voice, high-speed data and video, in a multi-year access network upgrade project.
Rochester, NY: January 10, 2005. Performance Technologies (Nasdaq NM: PTIX), a leading developer of integrated platforms, components and software solutions, and MetaSwitch, the industry's leading independent broadband Class 5 softswitch vendor, today announced a collaborative development partnership for packet-based softswitch technology.