SOURCE: Cedar Point Communications

November 18, 2008 09:00 ET

Grupo Hevi Expands Deployment of Cedar Point SAFARI C3 to Four New Markets in Mexico

DERRY, NH and GUADALAJARA, MEXICO--(Marketwire - November 18, 2008) - Cedar Point Communications, Inc., a worldwide leader in integrated Voice over IP (VoIP) switching technologies for service providers and enterprise telecommunications operators, and Grupo Hevi, a leading cable system operator in Mexico, today announced that Cedar Point is supporting the introduction of cable voice services to four new Grupo Hevi markets.

Under the agreement, Grupo Hevi is deploying Cedar Point's SAFARI C3 Multimedia Switching System to deliver high-quality, highly-reliable telephone service to subscribers in Aguascalientes, Nuevo Laredo, Puerto Vallarta and Tampico as part of a bundled package of voice, video and high-speed data services.

TVC, a Cedar Point reseller and support partner for the Latin American and Caribbean markets, assisted Cedar Point in the completion of the agreement.

"Our initial deployments in conjunction with Cedar Point have proven both the value of VoIP and the ability of SAFARI C3 to simply and cost-effectively meet our needs," said Axel Vielma, CFO of Grupo Hevi. "We look forward to building on our initial success and to providing new services and telephony features to our subscribers in these additional markets, as Cedar Point continues to add increased capabilities to SAFARI C3."

"Grupo Hevi's rollout of VoIP has been a textbook example of how to do things right," said Chris Zanyk, vice president, sales, North America Region and CALA for Cedar Point Communications. "Their commitment to outstanding product performance and quality customer service in their initial rollouts has provided models that can be replicated for continued success throughout their footprint in Mexico."

Cedar Point has shipped more than four million SAFARI C3 lines to customers in the Americas, the Caribbean and Europe. SAFARI C3 supports up to 250,000 lines of capacity in less than a cubic yard of space, incorporating all of the components that make up the voice switching infrastructure. It is being deployed for residential and business services by a diverse customer base that includes Cable System Operators, Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (CLECs), Wireless Operators and Universities.

About Grupo Hevi

Grupo Hevi is a leading Mexican MSO, with operations in more than 45 cities in Mexico, in the States of Jalisco, Aguascalientes, Michoacán, Colima, Nayarit, Guanajuato and Tamaulipas.

It is focused on providing the best class of next generation services in its markets and plans to expand its operations by acquiring other cable operators in the country.

With the commercial brands: Telecable / Hypercable, Grupo Hevi offers the best video entertainment to more than 300,000 subscribers. GRUPO Hevi has successfully deployed Cybercable, its high speed internet brand, serving more than 70,000 subscribers.

It is owned by local investors, with headquarters in Guadalajara, Jalisco. Grupo Hevi's CEO, Héctor Vielma, has been president of CANITEC, (National chamber of the CATV industry) among other important positions in the Mexican CATV industry.

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About Cedar Point Communications

Cedar Point Communications' integrated switching platform enables the scalable, simplified and cost-effective delivery of VoIP and multimedia services for communication providers and network operators. Designed to provide carrier-class performance and reliability, while increasing network integrity, security and privacy, Cedar Point's SAFARI C3 Multimedia Switching System supports legacy circuit, NCS and SIP-based voice services, as well as a migration path to IMS. The company is based in Derry, NH with offices in Meersburg, Germany, and Sophia Antipolis, France. For more information, please visit

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