Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Covista Selects MetaSwitch for 200,000-Subscriber Network

Covista Communications, a facilities-based provider of telecommunications services, selected Metaswitch for its next generation network. With more than 200,000 subscribers and switching centers in Chattanooga, Dallas and Minneapolis, Covista operates an extensive local and long distance network.

Covista will deploy MetaSwitch's Class 4/5 distributed softswitch and UC9000 hosted IP applications platform to reduce network operating costs and facilitate new services, including IP Centrex and a Web portal for unified communications. It will also remove Covista's dependence on the RBOCs for the company's remaining subscribers still currently served by RBOC switching facilities.

In addition to technology, MetaSwitch has provided Covista with professional services to assist and advise with the management, planning, design and implementation of this major technology deployment. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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