Taqua Nips Nortel at Big Bend
RICHARDSON, Texas -- Taqua®, LLC, a leading supplier of next-generation wireless and wireline switching systems and applications, today announced that it was chosen to replace the legacy switching network at Big Bend Telephone.
Big Bend Telephone is a Local Exchange Carrier that provides telephony services to a subscriber base located throughout an 18,000 square mile, sparsely populated area of rugged terrain in West Texas. Seven Taqua 7000 switching systems were deployed to replace Big Bend Telephone’s access tandem and legacy Class 5 switches.
“There were some obvious business and many technological reasons that we chose to replace our legacy switching network,” said Rusty Moore, chief technology officer. “It was similar to our 2003 decision when we began our evolution to the next-generation technology. We wanted a technically flexible switching solution backed by a reliable business organization that we could count on for many years in the future. After working with Taqua for seven years we have grown to appreciate the flexible nature of the T7000 and its reliability. The T7000 is truly a state of the art next-generation switching platform and the Taqua organization has proven to be a successful entity for over ten years.”