Metaswitch, Occam Team
The combined Occam Networks and MetaSwitch solution enables carriers to easily take advantage of the migration to IP and deliver a host of innovative voice, data and video services to customers. As a pure IP-over-Ethernet multi-service access platform, Occam is natively compatible with MetaSwitch's core session control, call feature server and media gateway products, working with different signaling protocols to ensure that the interaction is seamless. Together, service providers are able to deliver advanced IP voice and data services to any customer or any type of network more efficiently. These customers, ranging from small to large incumbent and competitive carriers to telephone cooperatives across the U.S and Canada, include Hiawatha Communications, Emery Telcom and Alaska Power & Telephone Company.
Hiawatha Communications is a holding company that wholly-owns four independent local exchange carriers (ILECs), all offering traditional telephony and Internet services to approximately 12,000 residents and businesses in nine communities throughout Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Hiawatha Communications wanted to consolidate its existing network infrastructure and replace outdated legacy gear. "Working with MetaSwitch and Occam Networks, we can evolve our network to deliver new services like triple-play bundles of voice, video and data," said William C. Tidd, vice president and chief technical officer, Hiawatha Communications. "Additionally, replacing our costly legacy gear will help us strengthen resources and make our networks more cost-effective."