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March 26, 2012
Business VoIP: Metaswitch Networks Helps Virgin Islands Telco Migrate to All-IP Network
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By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor
 

Innovative Telephone, a leading telco in the Virgin Islands (U.S.), has selected Metaswitch Networks, a supplier of next-generation infrastructure and applications to network operators, to migrate its legacy voice telephony operations to a business VoIP solution.

The selection of Metaswitch for the business VoIP transition builds on the telco’s long association with the network infrastructure company, which started in 2005.

“In 2005 we deployed our first Metaswitch solution in St. Croix,” said Terry Falls, senior vice president of operations and engineering at Innovative, in a statement. “With that positive experience and the company’s stellar reputation in the industry, we selected Metaswitch to migrate our entire legacy network to voice-over-internet protocol (VoIP).”

As part of this move, Metaswitch will replace Innovative’s legacy voice telephony operations on the islands of St Croix, St John and St Thomas to an all-IP solution.

Innovative Telephone has been serving the Virgin Islands (US) since 1959 and powers communications services including local voice telephony, long-distance calling, broadband Internet, cable TV and mobile telephony.

"We are excited that Innovative has chosen Metaswitch because of our expert design and overall management of their migration to an all-IP network," said Jose Goncalves, vice president of sales for the Caribbean and Latin American region for Metaswitch. "As a strategic partner to Innovative Telephone, we will continue to provide them with competitive and innovative new revenue enhancing services combined with quality support for this next stage of growth," Goncalves added.  

The fixed line communications market in the Virgin Islands is regulated by the Public Services Commission (PSC). However, mobile service providers fall under the remit of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC (News - Alert)) in Washington, DC.

Earlier this year, Metaswitch also announced that its industry-leading Perimeta SBC software can be deployed on generic enterprise servers as well as virtual machine environments to support elastic cloud computing networks.




Edited by Jamie Epstein

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