LONDON--(Marketwired - Jul 17, 2013) - Metaswitch Networks, a leading provider of the software and solutions that power a whole new generation of communications services, today announced that CityPlay has selected the MetaSphere Multimedia Telephony Applications Server (MTAS) and Perimeta Session Border Controller (SBC).

With continued growth on its horizon, CityPlay will utilize Perimeta session management for increased flexibility, scalability and cost-effectiveness enabled by its unique distributed signalling and media architecture. The MetaSphere MTAS will underpin the provision of differentiated and profitable hosted business services throughout the French market.

CityPlay is a pioneer among the select group of operators in France offering voice, digital television and Internet services over a 100Mbps Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) network, driving customer subscriptions ahead of trend in the French government's pursuit to equip 70 percent of households with FTTH by 2020. Serving the city of Amiens and the surrounding area in northern France, CityPlay prides itself on its loyal base of residential and business users.

"We take care in evaluating the best technology in the market to ensure we maintain efficient management over our network, and to keep offering customers optimum communications services," commented Matjas Sawodnik, CEO at CityPlay. "We are very confident in how Metaswitch's solid track record in IP migration, and their sophisticated network management tools, complement our suite of IP applications and infrastructure."

"For a proven innovator like CityPlay, a partnership with Metaswitch is a meeting of the minds," commented Ben Miller, vice president of sales for EMEA at Metaswitch. "We look forward to supporting CityPlay with solutions that will meet and exceed their customers' expectations."

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