Tuesday, March 7, 2006

Iowa IOC Replaces Nortel DMS-10 Switches with Metaswitch

Butler-Bremer Communications, an independent telecommunications services provider serving customers throughout northeast Iowa, is deploying four softswitches from MetaSwitch to replace its legacy Nortel DMS-10 TDM switches and migrate its network to a pure IP packet-switched environment.

In operation for more than 100 years, Butler-Bremer Communications provides local telephone, cellular, voice mail, cable television, and Internet services to customers over 175 square miles of northeast Iowa. The company decided to migrate its network to packet-based switching in order to reduce the cost of network operations, and provide a means to easily and quickly deploy new services for customers. Butler-Bremer is currently deploying the MetaSwitch switches and expects to complete its total network replacement by the end of Q2 2006.

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