Powercom taps Sonus for next-generation network to support traditional and enhanced voice services

2 September 2003 Westford, MA Lightwave -- Wisconsin-based communications provider Powercom has deployed Sonus Networks' Open Services Architecture (OSA) and solutions to deliver a range of voice services to business and residential subscribers. With the Sonus-based network, Powercom currently supports offerings such as domestic and international long distance, toll-free calling, and calling card services, with plans to deliver local voice services in the future.

Sep 2nd, 2003

2 September 2003 Westford, MA Lightwave -- Wisconsin-based communications provider Powercom has deployed Sonus Networks' Open Services Architecture (OSA) and solutions to deliver a range of voice services to business and residential subscribers. With the Sonus-based network, Powercom currently supports offerings such as domestic and international long distance, toll-free calling, and calling card services, with plans to deliver local voice services in the future.

"The Sonus packet voice solutions have enabled us to cost-effectively move to the next generation of telephony," contends David Larkin, chairman, Powercom. "We required a solution that would enable us to provide the same levels of reliability, voice quality,y and service that our customers have come to expect from us, but would also allow us to deliver new offerings and expand our customer reach. Sonus met all of our technical and business requirements, and we are very pleased with how our deployment has progressed."

Powercom has implemented a full set of Sonus voice infrastructure solutions, including the GSX9000 Open Services Switch, the Insignus Softswitch, and the Sonus Insight Management System. Powercom has completed the first phase of deployment with Sonus and has migrated all of its long distance voice traffic from the carrier's original circuit-switched network to the Sonus packet voice platform. In later deployment phases, Powercom expects to offer facilities-based Class 5 voice services on the Sonus network, as well as additional enhanced voice services.

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