Monday, January 16, 2006

Hawaii's Pacific LightNet Migrates from Nortel DMS to Metaswitch

Pacific LightNet (PLNI), which owns and operates Hawaii's largest inter-island fiber-optic network, is replacing its Nortel DMS digital switches with a softswitched network from Metaswitch. The deployment includes the Metaswitch VP3510 Class 4/5 Softswitch and the UC9000 Unified Communications System, a suite of extensible applications built on IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) standards including Session Initiation Protocol (SIP). The deployment will be the first implementation of an IMS service delivery architecture in Hawaii.

PLNI is also deploying DWDM on its inter-island fiber trunks, increasing bandwidth to allow 400 Gbps of connectivity. Metaswitch allows PLNI to leverage this increased network bandwidth and end-to-end Gigabit Ethernet architecture, by moving to an all-IP infrastructure and providing next-generation advanced services to its customers, including hosted PBX functionality for businesses and enhanced PC-based calling features for residential consumers.

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