SOURCE: MetaSwitch

November 05, 2007 08:00 ET

Cable & Wireless International Deploys MetaSwitch for Next Generation Voice Services

World's Leading Global Communications Company Completes First Deployment in Indian Ocean Island of Diego Garcia, Plans Further Roll-Out for Other Territories

ALAMEDA, CA--(Marketwire - November 5, 2007) - MetaSwitch, a leading industry vendor of softswitch and applications solutions, today announced that Cable & Wireless International (CWI) has completed its first deployment under a broad international agreement that covers migration of its legacy switching infrastructure in a number of CWI business units to an Internet Protocol (IP) based softswitch architecture using the MetaSwitch switching platform.

The initial deployment for CWI was in Diego Garcia, a United Kingdom territory in the Indian Ocean that hosts one of the United States military's key overseas bases. The powerful new softswitch, which was installed and deployed in two weeks, replaces an older switch that was considered to be at the end of its useful life.

"We were extremely pleased with the success of this initial deployment, in no small part due to the commitment and professionalism of the MetaSwitch support team," said Frank Mount, chief technology officer of CWI. "We are committed to moving towards a full IMS architecture for next generation voice services and with their experience migrating legacy voice switches to carrier-class IP-based platforms, MetaSwitch has a valuable role to play in that strategy."

The Diego Garcia deployment of a MetaSwitch VP2510 Integrated Softswitch includes traditional telephony, as well as new Voice over IP services enabled by the MetaSwitch infrastructure. Serving approximately 2,000 residents, the new system supports a combination of E1 and T1 traffic, and routes off-island traffic through satellite connections.

"Our success with Cable & Wireless International is another ringing endorsement of MetaSwitch's technology and the applicability of our solutions to global service providers," said Graeme MacArthur, MetaSwitch chief executive officer. "As the IP migration focus shifts to the end office, we are seeing increasing interest from carriers of all sizes that are looking for the track record that MetaSwitch has established."

About Cable & Wireless

Cable & Wireless is one of the world's leading international communications companies. It operates through two standalone business units -- International, plus Europe, Asia & US.

The International business unit operates integrated telecommunications companies in 33 countries offering mobile, broadband, domestic and international fixed line services to residential and business customers, with principal operations in the Caribbean, Panama, Macau, Monaco and the Channel Islands.

The Europe, Asia & US business unit (formerly known as the "UK" business) provides enterprise and carrier solutions to the largest users of telecoms services across the UK, US, continental Europe and Asia, and wholesale broadband services in the UK. With experience of delivering connectivity to 153 countries -- and an intention to be the first customer-defined communications services business -- the focus is on delivering customers a service experience that is second to none.

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About MetaSwitch

MetaSwitch is an industry-leading vendor of switching and applications solutions for both packet and circuit-switched networks. Its MetaSphere service delivery platform and applications suite enables a broad set of hosted IP communications services, while its core session control and media/signaling gateway products support a full range of Class 4/5 softswitch capabilities. Customers include many of the world's leading operators of wireline, wireless and cable networks, with deployments that scale to millions of subscribers.

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