Monday, February 28, 2005

Tekelec Notes Sales of Class 5 Switch to Two IOCs

Tekelec announced two new customers for its Tekelec 7000 Class 5 Packet Switch: Bloomingdale Telephone Company and Noxapater Telephone Company.

Noxapater Telephony Company, an independent operating company (IOC) in northern Mississippi, is deploying the Tekelec 7000 by the end of this year to provide a seamless migration to next-generation architecture while increasing capacity and satisfying local number portability requirements.

Bloomingdale Telephone has served the Bloomingdale, Mich., area since 1904 and today provides a diverse suite of services, including business and residential telephone and long distance services, cable and satellite television, wireless phone services and networking. The operator is growing rapidly to deliver services to the entire South West Michigan region. To support its expansion, Bloomingdale will install the Tekelec 7000 in a "cap-and-grow" deployment over its legacy switch. Bloomingdale plans also to deploy Tekelec's Packet Interface Card to provide IP connectivity for advanced multimedia services. Bloomingdale is also deploying Tekelec's Meritus and TelAssist solutions to offer hosted business voice services with enhanced features while leveraging its existing network equipment.

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