CopperCom Program Aids Transition to Facilities

CopperCom (Booth 319) is unveiling a program that provides CLECs with no-risk financing for the CopperCom Converged Switching Xchange softswitch platform, plus a range of consulting services to help get their networks and businesses up and running.

The program is designed for CLECs migrating from UNE-P to a facilities-based business model, but also is expected to appeal to new service providers and existing carriers expanding into new territories.

We are committed to helping CLECs that are migrating to facilities-based models, as well as to supporting IOCs and others seeking to move into new, competitive territories, explains Mel Ethem, senior vice president of sales, CopperCom.

CopperComs flagship product, the CSX, incorporates a robust feature set ranging from advanced VoIP services to legacy Class 4 and 5 services. CSX, CopperCom says, gives CLECs the ability to continue to provide the same services they had been offering via UNE-P, while enabling them to add new services.

The new rental program allows service providers to try CSX without the risk of purchasing it outright. If a provider decides to purchase the system, a significant percentage of its rental payments will be credited toward the purchase price. The program is made possible by financial resources of CopperComs parent company, The Heico Companies, a diversified organization with revenue exceeding $2.5 billion.

Under the program, CLECs also have access to CopperCom Consulting Services, a dedicated team of trained technical professionals and regulatory experts whose counsel can reduce startup time by up to 50 percent, according to the company. CopperComs experts guide service providers through the interconnection process, from CLEC certification, ILEC negotiation and third-party vendor contracts to test and turn-up.

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