SOURCE: Pannaway Technologies, Inc.

May 14, 2007 12:10 ET

NTELOS Adopts Pannaway Technologies' SCN for Converged IP Access Needs

Leading Virginia Telco Transforms the Service Capabilities of Its Legacy ATM Access and TDM Voice Network With IP-Ethernet From Pannaway

PORTSMOUTH, NH -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 14, 2007 --Pannaway Technologies, Inc., designers and developers of next-generation, converged IP broadband systems for telecommunications companies worldwide, announced today that NTELOS, a large integrated communications provider in North America, has deployed its award-winning Service Converged Network (SCN™) system. NTELOS will use a unique cap-and-grow strategy that allows them to easily transition to an all IP, converged services network with Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)-enabled, carrier-grade digitized voice.

"Pannaway's products worked as advertised," said Glenn Butler, director of technology planning at NTELOS. "In a matter of days, Pannaway rose to the challenge and demonstrated carrier-grade, SIP-based digital voice when integrated with our existing softswitch. Pannaway is delivering a working solution that allows us to transition our TDM-based voice customers to a unified architecture capable of supporting next-gen converged IP services."

Key components of NTELOS' new IP and Ethernet network include Pannaway's BAS-300™ (Broadband Access Switch) and BAR™ (Broadband Aggregation Router). The BAS-300 series is an aggregator of simultaneous ADSL2+ and provides native VoIP enabled POTS support, as well as lifeline POTS. The BAR is a Gigabit Ethernet aggregator and internetworking switch that simplifies NTELOS' ATM to IP transition by allowing for the simultaneous aggregation of their legacy packet DSLAMs and Broadband Access Switches.

"NTELOS' selection of Pannaway Technologies is a testament to our focus and commitment to delivering pure IP and Ethernet networks to telcos," said Mark A. Carpenter, president at Pannaway Technologies. "We are excited to help NTELOS move their business model forward through the delivery of new IP-based communications services and we look forward to working hand-in-hand with them for years to come."

About NTELOS

NTELOS Holding Corp. is an integrated communications provider with headquarters in Waynesboro, VA. NTELOS provides products and services to customers in Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Maryland and North Carolina, including wireless phone service, local and long distance telephone services, and data services for internet access and wide area networking.

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

About Pannaway Technologies

Pannaway delivers customer-proven broadband access and transport solutions that enable telecommunications service providers to offer new advanced services to their subscribers. Based on industry-standard IP (Internet Protocol) technologies, Pannaway's Service Convergence Network (SCN™) architecture allows service providers to increase revenue and compete more effectively through the delivery of converged services.

For more information, please visit www.pannaway.com

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