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December 01, 2010

Columbus Networks Deploys Metaswitch Solution for Advanced Carrier Services

By Stefanie Mosca, TMCnet Web Editor


Metaswitch Networks, a leading provider of advanced carrier services and communications software solutions, has announced that Columbus Networks has deployed Metaswitch Media Gateways and the MetaSphere Call Feature and Application Server for its new voice service operations in Panama.

Columbus Networks is a telecommunications company providing high-speed internet access, digital telephone and internet services in more than 21 countries.  Columbus also operates an undersea fiber optic network offering high-bandwidth, high-capacity transport of telecom services and inter-connection to operators in the Caribbean, Andean and Central American regions.

"Through the years Columbus has been a leader in the industry, offering the latest in communication services," said René Méndez, Metaswitch vice president for the Caribbean and Latin America. "Once again they are leading with truly converged solutions for their subscribers, a major new trend in the region."

Columbus Network de Panama provides business data communications and high-speed Internet access to the corporate market. The deployment of Metaswitch’s advanced carrier service will provide Columbus Networks with hosted IP PBX (News - Alert), SIP trunking and unified messaging.

According to the release, Columbus plans to bring this business model to other markets as well, leveraging the flexibility of MetaSphere to "mix and match" enhanced features for competitive advantage in specific markets.

"We are committed to the construction of world class technical infrastructure and systems. Metaswitch offers us the cutting-edge IP-based unified communications technology needed to complete our state-of-the-art systems," said Luciano Ramos, director of advanced network services at Columbus Communications. "We are impressed with the capabilities, efficiency and responsiveness of their support team."


Stefanie Mosca is a Web editor for TMCnet. Previously she worked as a freelance copy editor for Digital Surgeons LLC. She holds a master's degree in journalism from Quinnipiac University and a bachelor's degree in communication from the University of New Haven. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Stefanie Mosca





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