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Integra Telecom Races Ahead with Metaswitch

Metaswitch Networks
Oct 3, 2012 8:00:00 AM

Leading fiber-based technology solutions service provider builds hosted voice service on premier UC platform

 Metaswitch Forum 2012, Orlando, FL, October 3, 2012 - Metaswitch Networks, a leading provider of the software and solutions that power a whole new generation of communications services, today announced its selection as the infrastructure and application partner behind Integra Telecom’s new Hosted Voice Service.  Integra chose Metaswitch because of its ability to help deliver a superior user experience through a broad range of rich service features, high system reliability and straightforward integration with Integra’s existing infrastructure.

“Metaswitch serves as a meaningful partner in differentiating us in the marketplace and upholding our reputation for delivering the superior customer service for which we are known to deliver,” said Joe Harding, senior vice president of marketing at Integra Telecom.  “We know that excellent service leads to long-term partnerships with our business customers.  Metaswitch understands and shares these values, and we’re excited by the future of our Hosted Voice Service and the underlying technology powered by Metaswitch.”  

With Metaswitch products already deployed for its SIP-based services, Integra saw the engineering and operational logic of extending its Metaswitch investment for its new Hosted Voice Service.  Metaswitch’s relentless focus on system and service manageability reinforced the decision.

“Integra is a fine example of a service provider that truly values the customer and is gaining the rewards from its commitment to expansion of a comprehensive communications portfolio,” said John Lazar, CEO at Metaswitch.  “We stand ready to carry out our part in an exciting team that will deliver innovative, readily available services to business customers.”

Integra Telecom’s Hosted Voice Service launched this week, coinciding with the Metaswitch Forum 2012.  Today Joe Harding is a speaker on the Industry Panel, a featured session at the Forum.

About Integra Telecom

Integra is one of the largest facilities-based providers of communication and networking services in the western United States. We connect businesses of all sizes with advanced networking, communications and technology solutions in 35 metropolitan markets. Integra owns and operates an enterprise-class network consisting of a 5,000-mile long-haul fiber-optic network, 3,000–miles of metropolitan fiber and a nationwide IP/MPLS network. Our fiber network connects directly to more than 2,000 enterprise buildings and data centers. Through our expansive Ethernet-over-copper footprint, we can deliver high-bandwidth services to more than 400,000 businesses.  At Integra, we understand our customers need reliable, secure and flexible solutions delivered with unmatched expertise and quality of service.  For more information, visit www.integratelecom.com.

About Metaswitch Networks

Metaswitch Networks is a leading provider of the software that powers a whole new generation of communications services, and the solutions that fuel the rapid migration to all-IP architectures. Hundreds of network operators worldwide defend, extend and brand their business by building on Metaswitch to deliver a reliable, scalable, and immersive communications experience. For more information, please visit www.metaswitch.com.

About Metaswitch Forum 2012

The annual Metaswitch forum brings together communication service providers, technology vendors and expert speakers from around the world.  Presenting leading products, best practices, and innovative thinking, Metaswitch and our Mosaic partners are once again hosting more than 200 network operators at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel, Orlando, FL, for in-depth discussions on customer premise, network infrastructure and cloud-based solutions.  This year’s event runs from October 1-4.  For more information, visit www.metaswitchforum.com, search #MForum12 or follow @metaswitch.

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