MetaSwitch, Calix Offer Converged IP Networks

MetaSwitch and Calix have completed joint H.248 interoperability testing, providing carriers a combined solution for advanced IP-based services on copper and fiber networks.

The partnership will allow service providers to migrate to converged packet-based access networks based on IMS. The solution works with traditional TDM and H.248-based voice signaling.

California-based CLEC PCS1 is one service provider using the network to migrate customers to VoIP as it continues providing traditional telephony service, said MetaSwitch.

MetaSwitch and Calix individually provide state-of-the art solutions that address key pain points for PCS1 as our customers migrate to IP-based communications services, said Devin Semler, CEO of PCS1. Together, the combination of Calix and MetaSwitch has greatly improved the reliability of our network and rapidly decreased the time it takes to turn up a new central office compared with the previous generation of access technologies. With more than 75 central office conversions now under our belt, we feel very comfortable with this technology.

Our successful demonstration of H.248 interoperability with Calix is part of our on-going efforts to ensure our customers have the greatest flexibility and choice as they look to deploy advanced voice, video and data services to all of their customers, said Chris Mairs, MetaSwitch CTO and senior vice president of business development.

The MetaSwitch product line includes a range of options for carriers to deploy packet and/or TDM-based services, either as a replacement for, or alongside, existing Class 5 and Class 4 switches.

Calix provides a range of packet-based, high-capacity access solutions for service providers delivering services over fiber and copper access networks.

Our customers have two goals: deploy new services for additional revenue, and reduce the costs of delivering POTS, said Ray Savona, Calix vice president of field marketing.

Through our partnership with MetaSwitch, Calix has demonstrated its commitment to ensuring our customers can best leverage advanced IP communication services quickly and cost effectively with world-class networking partners.



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