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Metaswitch Networks

April 21, 2010 09:00 ET

Metaswitch Wins Queen's Award for Technology Innovation

The UK's Most Prestigious Business Award Conferred Upon Metaswitch Networks for the Innovation of Its MetaSphere Application Server

LONDON--(Marketwire - April 21, 2010) -  Metaswitch Networks, a leading provider of carrier systems and communications software solutions, announced today that it is one of a select group of recipients of the 2010 Queen's Award for Enterprise. This is the fourth Queen's Award achieved by Metaswitch during its 29 year history, and has been granted for the "continuous innovation and development" as well as commercial success of its MetaSphere application server. 

The MetaSphere application server is an innovative platform for "21st Century" broadband-enabled telephony services. Built on Internet Protocol (IP) architecture, but also including support for a wide range of traditional telephone switching capabilities, it enables service providers to deploy residential or business voice services over traditional legacy networks or broadband networks. Common MetaSphere applications include replacement of traditional end office telephone switches, business Voice over IP (hosted PBX), advanced voicemail (unified messaging), Web-enabled communications and wireline/mobile integration.

"Our commitment to high standards is a hallmark of our success, and our strength in achieving innovation after innovation sets us apart from our global competition. This is a crucial element of our products' appeal to international markets," said John Lazar, chairman of Metaswitch Networks. "This Award is further recognition for the tireless work and ingenuity of all Metaswitch employees, and I am extremely proud that their effort and talent has been recognised."

On all previous occasions when Metaswitch has won a Queen's Award, most recently in 2006, the judges acknowledged the company's commercial success with outstanding excellence in 'export achievement'. Today's award, made on Her Majesty The Queen's birthday, is Metaswitch's first in the 'Innovation' category and follows only weeks after the company was yet again ranked highly in the Sunday Times '100 Best Companies to Work For' league table. The Sunday Times recognised Metaswitch for its innovative culture and excellence in providing a supportive work environment.

About The Queen's Awards for Enterprise
The Queen's Awards for Enterprise are the UK's most prestigious awards for business performance. The Awards are made each year by The Queen, on the advice of the UK Prime Minister, who is assisted by an Advisory Committee that includes representatives of Government, industry and commerce, and the trade unions. www.queensawards.org.uk

About Metaswitch Networks
Metaswitch Networks is a leading provider of the technologies and solutions that are powering the migration of communications networks to open, next-generation architectures. Hundreds of network operators worldwide depend on its reliable, scalable carrier systems solutions, while its high performance, fault-tolerant software technologies are licensed by all the world's leading communications equipment manufacturers. For more information, visit www.metaswitch.com.

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