Akron, OH: November 28, 2006. First Communications, one of the largest Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (CLECs) in the Midwest, has recently deployed advanced voice and data services delivered over existing power lines in multi-dwelling/multi-tenant (MDU/MTU) buildings to residential and business customers throughout the United States. These services - including broadband Internet, advanced telephony, video on-demand, smart home and an array of security monitoring offerings - leverage next-generation switching and application solutions provided by MetaSwitch.
London, UK: November 27, 2006. Data Connection, a leading vendor of telecommunications software and hardware to original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and service provider customers, is celebrating 25 years of profitable growth with impressive annual results. Data Connection Group revenues, which include that of its MetaSwitch division, increased 24% over the previous year to a record $87M - one of the highest annual growth rates since the company was founded in 1981. Maintaining its track record of consistent profitability, the group reported earnings of $13.7M.
Alameda, CA: November 20, 2006. MetaSwitch, a leading vendor of next-generation carrier switching and application solutions, is proud to play a central role in Fujitsu Services' recent success in the 2006 International Engineering Consortium's (IEC) InfoVision Awards, held at the Broadband World Forum Europe Conference in Paris.
Alameda, CA: October 30, 2006. MetaSwitch, a leading vendor of next-generation carrier switching and application solutions, announced today it has successfully participated in the Global MSF Interoperability 2006 (GMI 2006) event, a worldwide interoperability event focused on the technical interoperability issues surrounding IP Multimedia Sub-system (IMS) deployments. MetaSwitch's core switching solutions were tested within the joint BT and Vodafone test facility in the UK and used to support advanced IP services that spanned the four continent network test bed.
Alameda, CA: October 25, 2006. MetaSwitch, a leading vendor of next-generation carrier switching and application solutions, announced today that Bresnan Communications, one of the country's leading cable operators, is deploying its softswitch, media gateway and application server products for business telephone services.
Los Angeles, CA: October 16, 2006. IVR Technologies, a leading software developer for IP enhanced services and real-time billing, and MetaSwitch, a leading vendor of next-generation carrier switching and applications solutions have teamed to provide AmeriMex Communications Corp. with an advanced integrated enhanced services solution based on IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) standards.
Orlando, FL: Wednesday, October 11, 2006. As the competitive telecom world gets together this week at the COMPTEL PLUS Fall Convention and Expo, MetaSwitch announced that more than 20 competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) have adopted the company's Secure IP Migration Platform for the Local Exchange (SIMPLE) solution, which integrates IP Next-Generation Networking (IP NGN) technologies from Cisco Systems®. Recent customer wins include BroadStar Communications and Norlight Telecommunications.
Boston, MA: September 12, 2006 (Fall VON Conference). MetaSwitch, a leading vendor of next-generation carrier switching and application solutions, announced today that it is part of a select group of industry leaders forming a key new industry alliance to enhance the quality, performance and reliability of voice and video over IP (V2oIP) services. With a market expected to reach over $8 billion in revenue by 2008, addressing these issues early on is critical.
Boston, MA: September 11, 2006 (Fall VON Conference). MetaSwitch, a leading vendor of next-generation carrier switching and application solutions, and Minerva Networks, the leading provider of carrier-class solutions for delivering video services over IP networks, will demonstrate this week how carriers can deliver an integrated video and voice service to subscribers over broadband networks, simultaneously delivering full-featured video and phone service over a single connection.
Alameda, CA: September 6, 2006. MetaSwitch, a leading vendor of next-generation carrier switching and application solutions, announced today it was selected for the Frost & Sullivan Product Differentiation Innovation Award 2006. Frost & Sullivan cited MetaSwitch for its competitive development of a complete line of products and services and excellence in meeting the needs of multiple levels of carrier and service provider customers.
Alameda, CA: August 28, 2006. MetaSwitch, a leading vendor of next-generation carrier switching and application solutions, announced today that its VP2510 Class 4/5 softswitch has received technical acceptance from the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) division of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The MetaSwitch VP2510 joins its larger stable mate, the VP3510, on the RUS Technical Standards Committee "A" (Telecommunications) "List of Materials".
Alameda, CA: July 31, 2006. MetaSwitch, a leading vendor in next-generation carrier switching and application solutions, today unveiled a new Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem (IMS)-based telephony solution aimed at the cable market called COMPETE! or Cable Operator Multiservice Platform for Enhanced Telephony Evolution.
Alameda, CA: July 25, 2006. Today MetaSwitch, a leading vendor in next-generation carrier switching and application solutions, announced that wholesale transport providers MAIN and IRIS Networks are deploying MetaSwitch's softswitches in their state-of-the-art, fiber-optic networks. The two regional network operators manage a total of more than 4,400 fiber miles over which they each offer IP-based carrier services with TDM and IP hand-off to local exchange carriers, as well as regional and national inter-exchange carriers.
Alameda, CA: July 24, 2006. Today MetaSwitch, a leading vendor in next-generation carrier switching and application solutions, announced that it has partnered with PodTech, the first media company dedicated to the emerging podcast phenomenon, to launch an informative new series of podcasts, called “Zen and the Art of Network Transformation”.
Chicago (GLOBALCOMM): June 5, 2006. Today MetaSwitch, a leading vendor in next-generation carrier switching and application solutions, announced it has achieved a significant deployment milestone: passing the six million subscriber license and two million gateway port deployment marks for its award-winning platforms. In addition, the company has been ranked as one of the top two leading vendors in the North American Class 5 softswitch market, according to a recent report issued by Infonetics Research.
Chicago (GLOBALCOMM): June 5, 2006. MetaSwitch, a leading vendor of next-generation carrier switching and application solutions, today announced that it has signed up to participate in the MultiService Forum's (MSF) GMI 2006 test event. MetaSwitch's participation will demonstrate the full strength of the Multimedia-Enhanced Telephony Architecture (META) strategy, targeted at carriers migrating to converged multi-service networks.
Chicago (GLOBALCOMM): June 5, 2006. MetaSwitch, a leading vendor of next-generation carrier switching and application solutions, today announced a range of new technologies as part of its Multimedia-Enhanced Telephony Architecture (META) strategy, targeted at carriers migrating to converged multi-service networks. The addition of Home Subscriber Server (HSS) support delivers a key component in IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) networks, to create an efficient service creation and delivery program for different services and different types of access networks.
Chicago (GLOBALCOMM): June 5, 2006. Today MetaSwitch, a leading vendor in next-generation carrier switching and application solutions, announced it was expanding its established, highly successful Partner Program in order to meet the demands of all types and sizes of carriers, from large global service providers to smaller regional carriers. In addition to signing 14 new partners, MetaSwitch is building a range of complete end-to-end deployment scenarios in its Alameda, California testing and demonstration facility.
San Diego, CA: June 5, 2006. Nuera Communications, an industry leading provider of carrier-class VoIP infrastructure solutions, today announced that its BTX-8 media gateway has received interoperability certification with MetaSwitch's Class 4/5 Softswitch. The joint solution builds on open IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) standards and is primarily targeted at competitive service providers, cable operators and incumbent local exchange carriers.
Mount Laurel, NJ: May 26,2006. TeleSciences, a pioneer in Mediation systems and MetaSwitch, a leading vendor of next-generation carrier switching and applications solutions, today announced a partnership designed to ease the transition to multiservice converged networks based on the emerging IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) standard.
London, UK: April 21, 2006. UK-based technology company Data Connection Limited, which includes its MetaSwitch Division, announced today that it has been granted its third Queen's Award for Enterprise, based on its outstanding export achievement. Since the company's last award in 1999, exports have doubled from £18 million to £36 million, representing 95% of total revenues.
Nashville, TN: April 11, 2006. MetaSwitch, the leading vendor of Voice over IP (VoIP) Class 5 switching and applications solutions to North American independent and competitive service providers, announced at the National Telecommunications Carrier Association (NTCA) VoIPossibilities conference that it has partnered with Dash911 to simplify the implementation of 9-1-1 emergency calling by VoIP providers. The joint solution is already being deployed by several service providers including Public Interest Network Services, Inc. (PINS).
Alameda, CA: April 11, 2006. The continued demand for greater bandwidth and next-generation IP-based services has pushed many carriers to deploy fiber-based communications infrastructures. ComSpanUSA, a facilities-based CLEC (competitive local exchange carrier), and its development partner Ledcor Technical Services (LTS) are deploying a fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) network in Bandon, Oregon with technology and support from MetaSwitch, a leading vendor of carrier switching and applications solutions.
Alameda, CA: April 5, 2006. MetaSwitch, a leading vendor of next generation carrier switching and applications solutions, today announced that its Canadian customers will be the guests of honor at an interactive executive conference, MetaSwitch Forum 2006, scheduled for April 5 and 6 at the Doubletree International Plaza Hotel in Toronto, Ontario. More than 40 attendees from telecommunications firms across Canada are scheduled to attend to hear the latest news from MetaSwitch senior managers and share their success stories deploying new services with MetaSwitch.
TORONTO, Ontario - VON Canada Conference & Expo: April 4, 2006. While many service providers look exclusively to external suppliers for new applications, Edmonton, Alberta-based ThinkTel Communications took a different approach. Realizing that true innovation would come from leveraging the latest trends in technology with its small-but-fast in-house development team, ThinkTel searched for a solution that combined flexible, open interfaces with a carrier-class platform for call control and signaling/media processing.
Choctaw, Mississippi: April 4, 2006. Forward-thinking Alabama carriers are offering their subscribers big-city communications services thanks to MetaSwitch, a leading vendor of carrier switching and applications solutions.
San Diego, CA. - CompTel PLUS Convention & Expo - March 20, 2006. Remi Communications, a Pennsylvania-based "smart communications" provider, has selected MetaSwitch, a leading vendor of carrier switching and applications solutions, for its IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) implementation. While IMS, which merges the capabilities of the Internet with wireline and wireless telephony, has been widely embraced by large incumbent carriers, Remi may be one of the first major competitive providers to adopt the technology.
San Jose, CA. - Spring Voice On the Net - March 17, 2006. Rodopi Software Inc., an industry leader in new generation operations systems and software (NGOSS) and back office automation software for IP service providers, today announced automated provisioning for the MetaSwitch Class 4/5 Softswitch to complement the billing integration announced last year.
Burlington, MA: March 16, 2006. Integra5 Communications, the pioneer in personalized IP content and converged communications and MetaSwitch, a leading vendor of next-generation carrier switching and applications solutions, today announced that the i5 Service Delivery Platform (SDP) has been certified as interoperable with MetaSwitch's multimedia-enhanced telephony solutions following joint interoperability testing. Both vendors' solutions support a migration towards the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) architecture across cable and telecom environments.
Alameda, CA: March 15, 2006. MetaSwitch today further strengthened its position as a thought leader in the rapidly-evolving field of IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) communications, labeled by industry experts as the network of the future, with the release of a technology strategy white paper detailing the vendor's innovative Multimedia-Enhanced Telephony Architecture (META).
Alameda, CA: March 14, 2006. MetaSwitch underscored its tremendous growth over the last twelve months with the third annual MetaSwitch Forum, held in Dallas, Texas, March 6-9, 2006. More than 160 telecommunications industry leaders from the United States, Canada and the Caribbean participated in three days of technical and business track sessions reflecting the conference theme of "Beyond Technology: Building the Next-Generation Business."
Alameda, CA: March 13, 2006. Steep rate hikes will be a reality for many American businesses and consumers following a controversial Federal Communications Commission ruling that took effect on March 11. The FCC decision, first announced in 2004, alters the rules under which competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) order and pay for services leased from incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs).
Des Moines, IA: March 8, 2006. Butler-Bremer Communications, an independent telecommunications services provider serving customers throughout northeast Iowa, today announced at the Rural Iowa Independent Telephone Association annual conference that it is deploying four softswitches from MetaSwitch to replace its legacy Nortel DMS-10 TDM switches and migrate its network to a pure IP packet-switched environment.
Chepstow, UK: March 08, 2006. Newport Networks' 1460 Session Border Controller has been certified as interoperable with MetaSwitch's next-generation Class 4/5 Softswitch and applications solutions following jointly conducted interoperability testing. Both vendors' platforms support the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) architecture for future-proof wireline and wireless network solutions.
Alameda, CA: February 28, 2006. MetaSwitch, a leading provider of carrier-class switching and applications solutions, today announced that it has passed a significant milestone in its emergence as a major industry player with the delivery of its 200th Class 4/5 switching system to Atlanta-based competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC), BroadRiver Communication Corporation.
San Diego, CA: February 7, 2006. Triple play, or the delivery of voice, data and video over a single broadband connection, is set to play an integral role in building the digital home. For this reason it is being tracked closely by everyone from consumers to service providers. And the foremost question on the mind of the incumbent telephone operators: How can we offer more than just a bundle of television, phone and Internet access to effectively compete and increase revenue streams?
Alameda, CA, and London, UK: January 23, 2006. In our current "technology heavy" society, with its iPods and hand-held devices, does technology help or hinder the disabled? Starting this evening, Chris Mairs, Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of MetaSwitch, a leading vendor of next generation carrier switching solutions, tackles the paradoxical relationship between technology improvements and accessibility in the 2006 Turing Lecture Series, "Lifestyle Access for the Disabled - Adding Positive Drift to the Random Walk with Technology."
Alameda, CA: January 18, 2006. MetaSwitch, a leading vendor of next generation carrier switching and applications solutions, announced today that INTERNET TELEPHONY® magazine (Internet Telephony) has named MetaSwitch's IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) applications suite, the UC9000 Unified Communications System, a 2005 Product of the Year Award winner. Published by Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC), INTERNET TELEPHONY has been "the VoIP Authority Since 1998TM."
Honolulu, Hawaii: January 17, 2006. Bridging the "Digital Divide" and offering advanced services and next-generation communications choices to customers are key objectives for Pacific LightNet, Inc. (PLNI).
Arlington, VA: January 9, 2006. Industry leaders will experience the newest telecom innovations at the leading trade show for rural telecom providers, the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association's (NTCA) EXPO '06 in San Diego, February 7-8. NTCA's EXPO will feature over 100 industry leaders demonstrating leading technologies and services to the rural telecommunications sector.