ALAMEDA, CA--(Marketwire - November 24, 2008) - MetaSwitch has become the number one provider of VoIP call control solutions in North America, according to Infonetics Research's latest quarterly report, "Service Provider VoIP and IMS Equipment and Subscribers." The report, one of the industry's definitive snapshots of the VoIP Market, recognizes MetaSwitch's market leadership with a commanding 44% of total subscriber licenses shipped in the North American Class 5 softswitch category, as well as leading the overall North American softswitch market with a 33% share of licenses shipped.

With more than 400 service provider customers, MetaSwitch has maintained consistent and profitable year-over-year growth. For the quarter, the company shipped capacity for more than two million subscribers worldwide.

"Despite the global economic turmoil that has already slowed down some projects, we anticipate a continued migration of voice services to IP, with revenues from call control equipment and software reaching $2.1 billion by 2011," explained Stéphane Téral, principal analyst with Infonetics Research and lead analyst of the report. "This presents an opportunity for MetaSwitch to consolidate its leadership position in North America, still the largest market for carrier VoIP infrastructure, and grow share in other markets."

Infonetics' detailed and comprehensive market analysis for Q3 2008, with forecasts out to 2011, tracks licenses and revenue from a wide variety of vendors for softswitch-based switching systems, call agents, media gateways and session border controllers. MetaSwitch's broad portfolio also made progress in terms of market share growth with the MetaSwitch MG3510 media gateway ranked third in North America in the high density media gateway ports category with 12% share.

"Given the current economic situation, it has become more important than ever for MetaSwitch to hold fast to its core values -- reliability, exceptional service, quality engineering and innovation -- in order to deliver best-of-breed solutions to our customers," said John Lazar, president and chief operating officer, MetaSwitch. "We are pleased that even in these fast-changing times, the fundamental MetaSwitch value proposition continues to drive strong growth and its success is recognized by such a well-respected independent industry analyst as Infonetics Research."

About Infonetics

Infonetics Research ( is an international market research and consulting firm serving the communications industry since 1990. A leader in defining and tracking emerging and established technologies in all world regions, Infonetics helps clients plan, strategize, and compete more effectively.

About MetaSwitch

MetaSwitch is an industry-leading vendor of switching and applications solutions for both packet and circuit-switched networks. Its MetaSphere applications suite enables a broad set of hosted IP communications services, while its core session control and media/signaling gateway products support a full range of Class 4/5 softswitch capabilities. Customers include many of the world's leading operators of wireline, wireless and cable networks, with deployments that scale to millions of subscribers. For more information, please visit

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