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Metaswitch Networks

September 28, 2010 11:01 ET

Metaswitch Forum 2010 Dives Deep

More Than 800 Attendees Join Metaswitch at Its 7th Annual Forum to Celebrate a Decade of Innovation and Plan for 2020

ALAMEDA, CA--(Marketwire - September 28, 2010) -  Metaswitch Networks, a leading provider of carrier systems and communications software solutions, wrapped up its 7th Annual Metaswitch Forum last week where a record attendance of more than 800 service provider customers, partners and guests spent three jam-packed days exploring everything from innovative voice application development, hosted business services and cloud computing, to a live video link to the E/V Nautilus in the Aegean Sea and keynote from famed oceanographer Dr. Robert Ballard.

The Forum capped a full year that showed the Company move aggressively into new regions as evidenced by its announcement of new customer Telecom Argentina, successful integration of the company's first acquisition, AppTrigger, and deployment of its 1,000th system into the Copper Valley Telephone Cooperative network this summer. Metaswitch also announced its year-end results for FY 2009/10 which showed an 18% growth in top-line revenue to $134.5M.

"The past year has been one of transitions for Metaswitch as a company, and the industry as a whole, as we work to change the conversation about voice in the network," said Kevin DeNuccio, Metaswitch's CEO. "The network is transforming with the evolution to SIP for all kinds of multimedia communication. Plus, the rise of SMS, presence and telepresence as fundamental aspects of the way we communicate will clearly define the decade ahead, creating tremendous opportunity for Metaswitch, our customers and the industry at large."

A highlight of the event was the announcement of the first MarketVisionaries Award winners. Winners were selected by a panel of industry experts including: Venture Director with Innosight Ventures Alasdair Trotter; Gary Kim of; Bernie Arnason of Pivot Media; and Connected Planet Editor-in-Chief Rich Karpinski. 

MarketVisionaries Awards were presented in three categories: Product Innovation, Marketing Innovation and Business Model Innovation. This year's recipients were:

The event also hosted the annual Metaswitch User Group meeting and elections. "This year's Forum was amazing," said Srikanth Gomattam, manager of product and VoIP engineering at One Communications, newly elected Board Chairman of the Metaswitch Users Group. "The presentations were all top caliber, the Expo was buzzing and the overall professional style of the event made it the best conference I've attended in many years." 

David H. Gibson, director of business development of BayRing Communications and WorldPath Internet Services, was elected Vice Chairman of the Board. New User Group Board members John Cole, senior systems engineer at Telephone Electronics Corporation (TEC), Sam Kumar, president and CEO of MicroTech-Tel, John Monday, director of voice communications at FastTrack Communications and Tim Riendeau, vice president of engineering at Grid4 Communications, will now join Bill Sandiford, chief technology officer and co-founder of Telnet Communications, representing Metaswitch customers in the year ahead.

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