Sunday, November 1, 2009

Stimulating Broadband Tech: RCN Selects Metaswitch for IP Voice Solution

Marketwire via 11/01/09 - Metaswitch Networks recently announced that RCN Corporation (NASDAQ: RCNI), a leading provider of all-digital and high definition video, high-speed internet, and premium voice services to residential and small-medium business customers will upgrade its entire voice network to provide a broad range of IP telephony applications and services with equipment provided by Metaswitch.

A leading provider of carrier systems and communications software solutions, Metaswitch was selected for the legacy switch migration and roll out of IP-based services, which will allow RCN to reduce costs and operational complexity and to provide enhanced products across its customer base. The company's successful track record of managing complex network migrations and the demonstrated competence of its professional services team will help RCN to deliver on its vision to provide cutting edge, converged services, aided RCN in its selection of Metaswitch.

"We need to continue to invest in our voice network to stay ahead of the competition,"
said Rick Swiderski, Vice President of Engineering for RCN. "After an in-depth selection process, we identified MetaSphere as the strongest IP voice platform, based on its advanced features, flexibility, and powerful, easy-to-use network management tools. It will enable us to deliver the absolute best quality of experience to our customers."

RCN will leverage Metaswitch's distributed IP architecture to launch dynamic product and service offerings quickly and efficiently to fuel company growth. The company will offer SIP-based hosted unified communications services for businesses, tailored to their specific needs, as well as a consumer VoIP solution for residential customers.

"RCN is widely recognized as a technology leader among the largest cable operators," said John Lazar, CEO of Metaswitch. "They demand product reliability, innovation and first class support from their vendors, and we are committed to helping RCN achieve their goals."

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