SOURCE: MetaSwitch

February 26, 2008 09:00 ET

MetaSwitch and One Communications Pass Next-Gen Milestone

With Network Migration Well Underway, One Communications Lights Up Key Markets With IMS-Enabled Infrastructure

NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwire - February 26, 2008) - MetaSwitch announced today at the CompTel Plus show that its partnership with One Communications, a leading regional Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC), has reached a major milestone by successfully transitioning several key markets from a legacy voice infrastructure to MetaSwitch's next-generation voice service platforms. The migration has already enabled the carrier to realize significant operational cost savings in terms of power consumption and other efficiencies and is expected to produce a return on investment in less than 15 months.

"Our partnership with MetaSwitch was a key component in how quickly and smoothly this transition has gone," said Russ Oliver, senior vice president of strategy for One Communications. "The commitment of their entire organization, from the sales team to its highly skilled professional services organization, has provided real value at every interaction."

MetaSwitch's softswitch platforms provide the fundamental core of One Communications' new network infrastructure, providing a flexible, IMS-enabled platform to support innovative voice services today as well as set the stage for future communication service programs. The migration, which is happening in phases but will ultimately expand to include the entire network, has been completed in Appleton, Green Bay and Madison, all in Wisconsin.

One Communications had already deployed MetaSwitch's softswitch platforms network wide and implemented a "cap and grow" program for new lines of service. The decision to remove legacy Class 5 switches from service was made when One Communications launched an aggressive service creation and roll-out strategy that the legacy hardware could not support.

"One Communications' successful network migration demonstrates the highest level of commitment to its customers and is a clear indication of its intent to be at the forefront of service innovation," said Graeme MacArthur, MetaSwitch's chief executive officer. "To support their strategy, our commitment to One Communications was that we'd help them through each step in this migration, providing the vital support and services they required to realize their operational, service and business objectives."

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.

For more information, please visit www.metaswitch.com.

About One Communications

One Communications, with corporate offices in Rochester, NY and Waltham, MA, is the largest privately-held competitive local exchange carrier in the U.S. and a powerful telecommunications resource for business. Our customer-focused approach offers an attractive alternative to the big phone companies, with a superior level of service, support and personal attention they just don't deliver. One Communications serves more than 160,000 businesses, in 16 states throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Upper Midwest regions. With more than 2,200 employees and $800 million in annual revenue One Communications is uniquely positioned to handle all of your telecommunications needs. Expect more from One(SM).

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