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MetaSwitch unveils expansion plans for Canada

MetaSwitch, a supplier of carrier-class softswitch products, today announced plans to expand into Canada.


April 20, 2005  


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MetaSwitch, a supplier of carrier-class softswitch products, today announced plans to expand into Canada.

In a release issued at the Voice Over the Net (VON) Conference in Toronto, the company says it has already signed contracts with six independent telephone companies and more are expected over the coming months.

With support for legacy Canadian telecom standards and next-generation protocols, MetaSwitch’s Class 5 Softswitch is aimed at Canadian service providers looking to introduce VoIP services, or migrate from legacy TDM-based networks.

“MetaSwitch has built a solid track record for Class 5 replacement in the U.S. independent operator market, and they have quickly established a leadership position in Canada,” said Jon Arnold, principal of Toronto-based J Arnold Associates.

“These operators understand the potential of IP and recognize that Class 5 replacement is the best strategy to deliver new services and maintain growth in an increasingly competitive market.”

As part of its expansion strategy, MetaSwitch has appointed industry veteran Stephen Barnes as a regional director and head of the Canadian sales team.