TCT West Launches VOIP With Metaswitch

Wyoming ILEC TCT West to introduce VOIP services based on MetaSwitch's VP3500 Series Class 5 softswitch platform

August 16, 2004

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ALAMEDA, Calif. -- MetaSwitch, the leader in Class 5 VoIP for independent and competitive telephone companies, today announced that Wyoming's TCT West, a division of Tri County Telephone, will introduce Voice over IP (VoIP) services based on its VP3500 Series Class 5 Softswitch platform. The move follows the company's decision to deploy MetaSwitch to serve its existing 8,000 subscribers, and is designed to position the rural operator for the increasingly competitive environment opened up by VoIP technology.

"We have now been working with MetaSwitch for several months, and have been impressed by their technology and the depth of expertise they have applied to our deployment," said Chris Davidson, General Manager at Tri County Telephone. "Our experience has validated our selection of MetaSwitch as the leading Class 5 softswitch vendor for both TDM and VoIP, a strategic decision that directly translates into our ability to introduce packet-based services today."

TCT West will initially be deploying VoIP to deliver innovative subscriber services including IP Centrex, both to meet customer demand in-region and to expand into other markets. The VP3500's built-in support for CALEA ensures that the deployment will be fully compliant with the latest FCC ruling that VoIP traffic is subject to lawful interception. The company also plans to take advantage of the increasing availability of SIP interfaces from incumbent and alternative interexchange carriers (IXCs) to reduce long distance trunking costs, as well as leveraging the flexibility of SIP-based application servers. In addition to significant cost savings, TCT West expects the adoption of VoIP to double its subscriber base to 16,000 over the next few years.

MetaSwitch

TCT West Inc.

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