Newroads Picks Zhone, MetaSwitch

Newroads Telecom has deployed Zhone’s Multi-Access Line Concentrator (MALC) and MetaSwitch’s Class 5 softswitch

July 21, 2005

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OAKLAND, Calif. -- Zhone Technologies, Inc., the first company dedicated to building total-delivery solutions for voice, data and content services worldwide, and MetaSwitch, a leading provider of next generation switching solutions announced today that Newroads Telecom has selected and deployed Zhone’s Multi-Access Line Concentrator (MALC™) and MetaSwitch’s Class 5 Softswitch technology for its new service deployments.

Newroads has installed the MetaSwitch VP3510 at its own Fort Smith, Arkansas data center and is collocating Zhone’s MALC with 48 port ADSL2+ line cards and 32 port T1/ATM line cards as its broadband service platform over copper access lines from SBC Central Offices throughout its serving area.

“Our customers are demanding services that, until recently, were only available in larger metropolitan areas,” said Bill Stuckey, President of Newroads. “America’s smaller communities are now also enjoying the newest technologies being delivered by competitive carriers like Newroads. It benefits our local communities to have advanced telecommunications services available, and subscribers need and demand a choice.”

Zhone Technologies Inc.


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