Monday, July 18, 2005

Newroads Selects Zhone and MetaSwitch for New Service Delivery

Newroads Telecom, an independent operator serving towns in Arkansas and Oklahoma, has selected and deployed Zhone's Multi-Access Line Concentrator (MALC) and MetaSwitch's Class 5 Softswitch technology for its new service deployments. Newroads has installed the MetaSwitch VP3510 at its own Fort Smith, Arkansas data center and is collocating Zhone's MALC with 48 port ADSL2+ line cards and 32 port T1/ATM line cards as its broadband service platform over copper access lines from SBC Central Offices throughout its serving area.

MetaSwitch's VP3510 Integrated Softswitch provides Class 4/5 switching over TDM and packet-based networks. The single chassis VP3510 incorporates call agent, feature server, media gateway and signaling gateway functionality.

Zhone's MALC, ADSL2+ line cards and the T1/ATM line cards provide for a density of up to 960 ADSL2+ ports in a 7U chassis. The platform offers options for integrated POTS ports and splitters, while delivering downstream data rate services up to 24 Mbps and upstream data rates ranging up to 3 Mbps.

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