MetaSwitch passed a significant milestone in its emergence as a major industry player with the delivery of its 200th Class 4/5 switching system

February 28, 2006

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ALAMEDA, Calif. -- MetaSwitch, a leading provider of carrier-class switching and applications solutions, today announced that it has passed a significant milestone in its emergence as a major industry player with the delivery of its 200th Class 4/5 switching system to Atlanta-based competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC), BroadRiver Communication Corporation. The news underscores MetaSwitch's rapid growth - total deployments have doubled in less than 10 months - confirming recent independent analyst findings that the vendor has established a market leadership position. To secure this position, MetaSwitch has undertaken a broad investment program to bolster its organization for current and future expansion.

BroadRiver selected the MetaSwitch solution, incorporating CA9020 call agent, MG3510 media gateway and UC9000 application server, for three key reasons. First, in order to continue growing with capabilities such as hosted voice over IP services, the carrier needed to address the scalability and functionality limitations of its existing next generation Class 4/5 switch. Second, an opportunity arose to expand into residential services over a partner's cable network, so support for PacketCable Network-based Call Signaling (NCS) was crucial. Finally, BroadRiver was looking for a stable partner that could support the installation for many years to come. MetaSwitch was the best fit in all three areas.

"BroadRiver was one of the first carriers to build a network on a softswitch platform back in the late-90s, so we have a pretty good understanding of what it takes to be successful with this technology," commented Michael Oken, BroadRiver's Chief Technology Officer. "MetaSwitch is head and shoulders above the other vendors we looked at in terms of product capabilities and their ability to provide us with support to ensure our success. There is also a significant 'comfort factor' in knowing that, with more than 200 systems like ours now deployed in the network, MetaSwitch is committed to the market for the long term."

"We are very excited at the momentum that is building behind MetaSwitch," said John Lazar, MetaSwitch Chief Executive Officer. "Our selection by BroadRiver, and more than 145 other service providers, is a testament to our superior technology and focus on customer support. It also validates our 25-year commitment to build a sustainable, long-term business, so that we can maintain our ongoing investment in technology and support for the benefit of our customers."

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