MetaSwitch, Big River Break VOIP Record

MetaSwitch and Big River deploy VOIP softswitch in record time, just 20 days after purchase decision

August 3, 2004

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ALAMEDA, Calif. and CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- In what could be a record for the softswitch industry, Big River Telephone has completed the hot cut-over of 1,000 trunks - a "heart transplant" of its network - just 20 days after making the decision to purchase a MetaSwitch Class 5 softswitch. Big River, a locally owned telecommunications provider in the Missouri-Illinois-Kentucky region, is now carrying 30 million minutes of VoIP traffic per month through its MetaSwitch VP3500 Class 5 Softswitch.

Big River Telephone is one of the oldest competitive telephone providers in the country, with over 20 years of experience. Now live for three months, its MetaSwitch is serving over 4,000 lines and trunks, a number which is expected to increase as Big River uses the switch for new applications including VoIP over Cable, DSL and Fiber to the home (FTTH). The company was also recently one of the first to deploy Broadband over Power Line (BPL).

"We turned to MetaSwitch because we needed something that worked, that we could deploy quickly," explains Kevin Keaveny, Big River Telephone's Vice President of Engineering and Operations. "I'm pleased to say that MetaSwitch has delivered, and exceeded all our expectations."


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