Tuesday, April 8, 2008

MetaSwitch Announces Sales Milestone -- 150th IOC Customer

MetaSwitch announced that with its deployment with Ontario & Trumansburg Telephone Companies (OTTC), it is now providing the core softswitch technology for 150 independent operating companies (IOCs) in North America. OTTC, the largest independently owned telephone companies in New York State, has invested in building a 300-mile fiber network, operated by subsidiary Finger Lakes Technologies Group, Inc. (FLTG), which extends from Ithaca to Rochester and towards the Western part of New York State.

MetaSwitch's platforms enable IOCs to deliver traditional telephony services to business and residential subscribers, as well as provide the foundation for the advanced platform of IMS-enabled services as the carriers migrate toward next-generation architectures.

MetaSwitch noted that more than a thousand IOCs, also known as rural local exchange carriers (RLECs), serve in excess of 20 million lines throughout the United States and Canada. In the past six months, more than 25 IOCs have chosen MetaSwitch to provide a switching platform for traditional voice and advanced IP communications services. Independent operators now make up nearly half of MetaSwitch's customer base of more than 350 service providers, which includes global, national and regional incumbent and competitive carriers, as well as cable operators.

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