Wednesday, March 1, 2006

Tekelec Supplies Class 5 Packet Switch to Iowa IOCs

Tekelec announced multi-million dollar contracts with seven IOCs to deploy the Tekelec 7000 Class 5 Packet Switch and Tekelec 6000 VoIP Application Server to replace their legacy switches and roll out SIP-based services. The deployments involve 12 Tekelec 7000 and multiple Tekelec 6000 systems. Six of the operators own the Northern Iowa Communications Partnership (NICP): Ayrshire Farmers Mutual Telephone Company, Northwest Telephone Cooperative Association, Palmer Mutual Telephone Company, River Valley Telecommunications Cooperative, Royal Telephone Company and Terril Telephone Cooperative. These companies have previously deployed Tekelec 7000 and Tekelec 6000 systems. The seventh operator, Farmers Mutual Telephone Company of Stanton, Iowa, is a new customer, purchasing both Tekelec 7000 and Tekelec 6000 systems for its network.

Tekelec noted that in the past year, it has nearly doubled its base of shipped Tekelec 7000 ports in North America.

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