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February 09, 2011 02:00 ET

Tejas Networks Selects Metaswitch for MPLS-TP, OTN and Integrated Control Plane Solutions

Enables Tejas Networks to Reduce Development Cost, Deliver Future-Ready Control Plane Solutions

PARIS--(Marketwire - February 9, 2011) - (MPLS & Ethernet World Congress) -- Metaswitch Networks today announced that Tejas Networks has selected Metaswitch's MPLS, GMPLS and IP Routing control plane software for use on its Packet Optical and Carrier Ethernet product families. The partnership enables Tejas to deploy a unified, fully integrated routing and signaling solution across a wide range of Tejas products greatly reducing development effort, time and cost. Metaswitch's control plane solutions include OTN and MPLS-TP support that strengthen Tejas' value proposition of enabling service providers to transition from TDM to all-packet networks with minimum network disruption.

The Metaswitch products are particularly well suited to support both transport technologies (SONET/SDH, Packet Optical, OTN, MPLS-TP) as well as services (IP, Carrier Ethernet, VPNs) as its control plane solutions are delivered via a common set of portable GMPLS, MPLS and IP routing products. Metaswitch builds upon its MPLS and GMPLS expertise by delivering OTN and MPLS-TP solutions which include migration paths towards future standards such as Evolutive OTN.

"Tejas has pioneered in providing innovative end-to-end optical transport solutions with a strong management plane. Now, we are looking to further enhance our offerings with a strong control plane which minimizes our customers' CAPEX and OPEX and Metaswitch certainly helps us in that goal," said Sarath Kumar, Vice President of Engineering at Tejas Networks. "With Metaswitch, we have a partner that provides a control plane for the latest technologies such as OTN and MPLS-TP, but also a framework that reduces development cost and effort."

"Our relationship with Tejas is a perfect match as there are many similarities between the two companies in technology focus, innovation, and value propositions for the customer," said Clive Partridge, General Manager of Metaswitch's Network Technologies Division. "We look forward to continued success with our partnership."

About Tejas Networks
Tejas Networks is a leading provider of end-to-end optical transport products and solutions to telecom companies. Tejas customers include telecom carriers who provide voice as well as new-generation data services to end-users as well as enterprise customers. These carriers are spread across verticals like telecom, utilities, media as well as defense. Tejas helps customers get Future Ready. Today™ by enabling a smooth migration from legacy TDM to new-age packet based transport with minimal Capex and Opex. Tejas is a market leader in the highly competitive Indian telecom market and is ranked amongst the top ten companies in the global Optical MSPP market. Tejas Networks has an installed base across 60 countries with over 500,000 MEF compliant Ethernet ports shipped.

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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