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US LEC Turns Up Tekelecs SanteraOne Switch in NYC

Tekelec has announced US LEC Corp. recently has activated its SanteraOne switch in New York City. SanteraOne will enable US LEC, a super-regional telecommunications carrier providing integrated voice, data, and Internet services to enterprise customers, to offer new services with Class 4 and Class 5 functionality to businesses in New York City and surrounding markets in the Northeast.

Fred Lax, Tekelec president and CEO, says, Tekelecs now and next-generation solution, SanteraOne, provides US LEC with a single managed platform that supports future business models, with advantages that include simplicity, reliability, flexibility, increased revenue-generating ability, and low capital and operating costs. We are pleased that US LEC, a leading competitive carrier, chose to implement Tekelecs SanteraOne in New York City.

Alan Fitzpatrick, senior vice president of engineering for US LEC, adds, The SanteraOne has easily integrated into our already strong network and is helping us remain on the leading edge of emerging communications technologies. US LEC, as well as our customers, are again benefiting from one of the most scalable, feature-rich and advanced switching platforms available today. The SanteraOne also offers the cost and operational benefits in space and power efficiency that are important to US LEC."

SanteraOne is Tekelecs carrier-grade integrated voice and data switching solution delivering key applications such as full-feature IXC tandem, Class 4/5, PRI offload, packet/cell switching, and voice over broadband services all on a single platform. SanteraOne has both circuit (TDM) and packet fabrics and supports all of the regulatory requirements of a legacy system (including LNP, CALEA, and E911), enabling a graceful migration from traditional circuit-based networks to next-generation packet-based technology such as ATM, frame relay, and IP. SanteraOne comprises the Open Feature Exchange (OFX), which includes a media gateway controller, signaling gateway, and an applications server; the SanteraOne Broadband Office Exchange (BoX), which is a high-density media gateway and the SanteraOne element management system (NetScan) that delivers common GUI-based management of the complete system.


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