SOURCE: MetaSwitch

September 15, 2009 09:26 ET

Cavalier Selects MetaSwitch for Network Transformation

Leading Competitive Carrier Migrates Legacy Switches and Launches IPeer Hosted PBX Service

ALAMEDA, CA and RICHMOND, VA--(Marketwire - September 15, 2009) - In a move to leverage its fiber assets and deliver reliable voice over IP services, Cavalier, a leading provider of competitive telecommunications services throughout the eastern United States, selected MetaSwitch to transform its network architecture. With an initial focus on supporting the small and midsize business (SMB) market, Cavalier is leveraging its investment in MetaSwitch to launch hosted PBX and unified communications services under the "IPeer" brand.

"Investing in IP communications is a key element in our ability to respond to our customers' needs. What really made the business case add up was the ability, with MetaSwitch, to deploy a single platform that would allow us to cap, and in some cases, replace our existing legacy switches and to introduce new services," said Lou Sommi, senior vice president of marketing at Cavalier. "With our core IP communications platform from MetaSwitch in place, SMBs can enjoy new feature-rich communications while we reduce our costs for operations, administration and maintenance."

Through this network evolution currently underway, Cavalier is able to use standards-based, IP-oriented infrastructure from MetaSwitch to bring to bear the latest in IP telephony and other feature-rich services in a proven hosted platform. Based on MetaSwitch technology, Cavalier is providing access to the IPeer Hosted PBX platform to SMB customers throughout its mid-Atlantic footprint, with plans to expand further. The MetaSphere Enhanced Application Server is deployed in a central data center and is complemented by eleven MetaSwitch MG3510 media gateways deployed throughout the Cavalier service territory. This allows Cavalier's business customers to have immediate access to new features and applications without the need to update any software or hardware on-site, avoiding the high capital expenditure of premises-based equipment.

Based on the MetaSphere application suite and CommPortal Web services, IPeer puts the customer in control with features that are particularly useful for remote workers who want to manage their calls and enable mobility while working outside of the office. SMBs will also benefit from unified messaging tools including the ability to click-to-dial right from Microsoft Outlook, access advanced voicemail features and manage fax, e-mail and call forwarding through a Web-based portal.

"MetaSwitch is helping carriers to deliver productivity-enhancing services for their subscribers," said Graeme MacArthur, general manager of MetaSwitch's Carrier Systems Division. "Our evolutionary approach allows Cavalier to expand the value of its network investment while also increasing revenues with its business customers."

About Cavalier

Cavalier, headquartered in Virginia, is a full-service provider of reliable and efficient telecommunications solutions for business, consumer, and government customers. Using its owned and operated fiber optic network, the company serves hundreds of thousands of customers throughout the eastern United States. From landline voice to managed network services, customers depend on Cavalier for a wide range of communications products that drive their businesses and simplify their lives. We strive to combine technology with customer commitment to deliver the best value available. For more information, please visit us on the web at http://www.cavtel.com.

About MetaSwitch

MetaSwitch is a leading provider of carrier systems and software solutions that are powering the migration of communications networks to open, packet-based architectures. Hundreds of network operators worldwide depend on its Carrier Systems Division for reliable, scalable session control, media gateway and application/feature server solutions to enable compelling revenue-generating services. Its Network Protocols Division, marketed under the Data Connection brand (www.dataconnection.com), develops high performance, portable software components that are integrated into the products of the world's leading communications equipment manufacturers. For more information, please visit www.metaswitch.com.

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