Source: Metaswitch Networks
Lafayette Utilities System Weaves Fiber Web With MetaSwitch
LUS Fiber Deploys MetaSwitch Consumer VoIP Solution for First Municipal FTTH Project Serving an Entire Community in Louisiana
HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - September 29, 2009) - 2009 FTTH Conference and Expo -- MetaSwitch
today announced that LUS Fiber will leverage MetaSwitch's Consumer Voice
over IP (VoIP) solution to deliver to Lafayette, Louisiana, the state's
first and only Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) network designed to serve an entire
city. Powered by MetaSwitch, LUS Fiber will be able to deliver voice
communications services to more than 57,000 homes and businesses. This
announcement underscores the ability of MetaSwitch to provide reliable,
high-quality carrier IP communications solutions for advanced,
MetaSwitch makes it possible for municipal service providers to deliver
fiber optics in a passive optical network and provide carrier-class
reliability, new services, and cost savings to its customers. By leveraging
the industry-leading VoIP architecture from MetaSwitch, LUS Fiber has
access to the open protocols and interfaces that will accommodate advanced
services and meet the demands of its customers now and in future.
"Thanks to LUS Fiber and MetaSwitch, Lafayette is the first place in
Louisiana to have municipal VoIP over FTTH available to the entire
community," said Terry Huval, director of Lafayette Utilities System. "The
combination of ultra-fast broadband and cutting-edge telephony services
provides the means to an improved quality of life and will create greater
opportunities for economic development. In the future, MetaSwitch will
allow us to increase flexibility and leverage our fiber assets to
accelerate innovation and improve return on investment for our customers."
As a greenfield deployment, LUS Fiber will rely on MetaSwitch as its VoIP
core to deliver voice services across the fiber network expected to span
more than 83,500 glass miles. When the system is established in the coming
months, LUS Fiber will feature interactive applications based on the
MetaSphere application suite. MetaSphere will help LUS Fiber maximize
network resources and anticipate new services and feature enhancements
while delivering the high demand applications LUS Fiber customers require.
"We see no let-up in the trend for communities to take their economic
development into their own hands, by deploying the latest broadband and
telephony services," said Bob Harvey, vice president of sales at
MetaSwitch. "The provision of 21st century telecommunications helps define
successful communities just as good water, power and transportation have
defined quality of life for decades. MetaSwitch is providing the backbone
for many communities like Lafayette to build the network of the future that
is not only faster and more economical but also simpler and smarter."
MetaSwitch is a leading provider of carrier systems and software solutions
that are powering the migration of communications networks to open,
packet-based architectures. Hundreds of network operators worldwide depend
on its Carrier Systems Division for reliable, scalable session control,
media gateway and application/feature server solutions to enable compelling
revenue-generating services. Its Network Protocols Division, marketed under
the Data Connection brand (www.dataconnection.com), develops high
performance, portable software components that are integrated into the
products of the world's leading communications equipment manufacturers. For
more information, please visit www.metaswitch.com.
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