SOURCE: MetaSwitch

June 17, 2008 09:00 ET

MetaSwitch Delivers an Energy Boost to Legacy Networks

Company's Application Suite Brings Next-Gen Services to Existing Legacy Carrier Infrastructure

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - June 17, 2008) - NXTcomm 2008 -- MetaSwitch today announced enhancements to its MetaSphere application suite that are set to accelerate the adoption of next-generation services, and bring an "energy boost" to legacy carrier networks. MetaSphere-based services can now be deployed to subscribers hosted on legacy end office switches, enabling carriers to deliver advanced, next-generation features to their entire subscriber base, without requiring a complete migration of the network to IP. The MetaSphere application suite delivers a broad and evolving range of enhanced services, including Web-based service configuration, flexible management of incoming calls, Web/TV/mobile telco service mash-ups, fixed/mobile integration, and other exciting services that enable carriers to differentiate their product offerings, quickly attract new customers, increase revenues from existing customers and reduce subscriber churn and line loss.

Carriers need to continuously innovate as subscriber demand for increasingly advanced telephony applications grows. While many service providers are transitioning to all IP-based networks in order to deliver these in-demand services, there are many carriers that are not planning to commit to a full or partial network migration in the short term. For these carriers, the solution is to introduce enhanced applications today, before building entirely new IP-based core networks.

"Not all carriers want to make the leap from legacy to all IP-based networks," said Joe McGarvey, principal analyst, carrier IP telephony infrastructure, Current Analysis. "Network migrations can be difficult to manage, plus many carriers don't have their plans in place yet for the transition to IP. In enabling carriers to deploy MetaSphere applications independent of their switch migration strategy, MetaSwitch is making its solutions relevant to the broadest possible set of customers, significantly expanding its addressable market."

"It's a common misconception that a VoIP infrastructure is required to bring advanced services to telephony customers," said Martin Taylor, vice president of product management and technology strategy at MetaSwitch. "In many cases, the easiest path to achieving additional revenue and retaining customers is adding high-value services using existing facilities and equipment already installed. The MetaSphere application suite enables carriers to rapidly add customizable services that drive revenue and ensure customer retention, without requiring a migration to IP."

MetaSwitch will be conducting live demonstrations of its MetaSwitch softswitch, and MetaSphere application suite, including SMB services integrated with the desktop and IP phones, Web 2.0 mash-ups and Live Message Screening, in Booth SU6726 at NXTcomm 2008, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from June 16-18, 2008.

About MetaSwitch

MetaSwitch is an industry-leading vendor of switching and applications solutions for both packet and circuit-switched networks. Its MetaSphere 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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