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Metaswitch Networks

February 08, 2011 02:15 ET

Orckit-Corrigent Doubles Up With Metaswitch MPLS-TP and IP/MPLS

Metaswitch Control Plane Solutions Enable Orckit-Corrigent to Simultaneously Support IP/MPLS and MPLS-TP in the Same Platform

PARIS--(Marketwire - February 8, 2011) - MPLS & Ethernet World Congress -- Metaswitch Networks today announced that Orckit-Corrigent (NASDAQ: ORCT) has integrated Metaswitch's IP/MPLS and MPLS-TP solutions in its CM-4000 series platform. 

One of the unique value propositions of the Orckit-Corrigent CM-4000 Packet Transport Network (PTN) portfolio is offering dual-stack support for IP/MPLS and MPLS-TP in the same network element. This allows service providers a controlled interworking between existing IP/MPLS deployments and emerging MPLS-TP deployments with flexibility to select IP/MPLS or MPLS-TP per LSP.

Metaswitch's MPLS-TP solution shares a common code base with the DC-MPLS software which has been deployed by hundreds of Metaswitch customers for over a decade. The use of a common code base not only reduces development resources, cost and risk, but also provides an ideal environment for dual-stack support and interoperability between the stacks.

"Our simultaneous support of IP/MPLS and MPLS-TP, and inherent interoperability between the two domains, offers telecommunication service providers many short- and long-term benefits. These benefits are clear in the flexibility our customers have to select IP/MPLS or MPLS-TP according to a specific application, region or even LSP," said Mr. Yossi Barsheshet, Vice President R&D at Orckit-Corrigent. "The flexible architecture of Metaswitch's IP/MPLS and MPLS-TP control plane solution gave us a competitive starting point in delivering these benefits to our customers."

Metaswitch continues to build upon its MPLS expertise by delivering a fully-portable MPLS-TP solution for equipment manufacturers. The IP/MPLS and MPLS-TP solutions are pre-integrated with DC-IP routing products, which further reduce software development cost and time to market.

"Orckit-Corrigent has always been a leader in the industry for delivering innovative products and solutions," said Clive Partridge, General Manager of Metaswitch's Network Technologies Division. "The expansion of our relationship highlights the fact that we are delivering the latest technology to our customers that is in demand today."

About Orckit Communications Ltd.

Orckit facilitates telecommunication providers' delivery of high capacity broadband residential, business and mobile services over wireline or wireless networks with its Orckit-Corrigent family of products. With 20 years of field experience with Tier-1 customers located around the world and sound leadership, Orckit has a firm foothold in the ever-developing world of telecommunication.

Orckit-Corrigent's product portfolio includes Packet Transport Network (PTN) switches -- an MPLS and MPLS-TP dual stack based portfolio enabling advanced packet as well as legacy services over packet networks with a wide set of transport features.

Orckit-Corrigent markets its products directly and indirectly through strategic alliances, as well as distribution and reseller partners worldwide.

Orckit was founded in 1990 and went public in 1996. Orckit is dually listed on NasdaqGM (ORCT) and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and is headquartered in Tel-Aviv, Israel. For more information, please visit http://www.orckit.com

About Metaswitch Networks

Metaswitch Networks is a leading provider of the technologies and solutions that are powering the migration of communications networks to open, next-generation architectures. Hundreds of network operators worldwide depend on its reliable, scalable carrier systems solutions, while its high performance, fault-tolerant software technologies are licensed by all the world's leading communications equipment manufacturers. For more information, please visit www.metaswitch.com 

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