SOURCE: MetaSwitch

July 15, 2008 09:00 ET

SATEL Chooses MetaSwitch for New Telecommunications Network

MetaSwitch Solutions to Form the Core of SATEL's New Telephony Services in the Dominican Republic

ALAMEDA, CA--(Marketwire - July 15, 2008) - MetaSwitch today announced that SATEL, the new telecommunications division of the Telemicro Group, a leading television and radio broadcast conglomerate, has signed a multi-million dollar contract to deploy MetaSwitch softswitch solutions for its new network serving residential and business subscribers in the Dominican Republic. The highly-reliable, field-proven MetaSwitch CA9024 call agents and MG2510 media gateways will be deployed nationwide to provide Class 4 and Class 5 call termination services in the top minute-generating country in the Caribbean.

SATEL was seeking a robust, scalable softswitch that could be immediately deployed, delivering next-generation telephony services, as well as setting the stage for advanced IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS)-enabled services. The MetaSwitch solution provides a flexible and reliable carrier-class system that also serves as the foundation for SATEL's prepaid calling services offer to serve the high-demand in the Dominican Republic, the top Caribbean country in MOU.

The MetaSwitch Professional Services group will be providing on-site support to assist SATEL in project management, network design, and deployment. "We were looking for an experienced vendor to help us launch our new division," said Victor Herrera, consultant to SATEL. "The knowledge and support that MetaSwitch has provided us in our initial deployment, as well as the expertise and responsiveness they continue to offer, are key to ensuring a successful implementation."

"SATEL is anticipating continuous demand for its advanced communications services in the thriving Caribbean telecommunications market," said Rene Mendez, area vice president, MetaSwitch. "Their confidence in MetaSwitch, in our professional services organization and in our product family is based on our field-proven performance. We look forward to a long, mutually beneficial relationship."

About SATEL

SATEL, Servicios Ampliados de Telefonos, is dedicated to offering innovative telecommunication services in the Dominican Republic. The company was initially founded in 1995 and certified to become a telecommunications provider in 2007 by INDOTEL (Dominican Institute of Telecommunications). SATEL is an innovative new company with a flexible organizational structure and dedicated support team focused on delivering superior service using the latest in telecommunications technology. SATEL promises to deploy advanced services in areas never reached before by other competitors. For more information, please contact Arianne Gomez at ariannegomez@satel.com.do.

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

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