Futureway taps General Bandwidth for FTTH platform

30 May 2003 Austin, TX Lightwave -- Futureway Communications Inc. will deploy the G6 Packet Telephony Migration Platform from General Bandwidth in support of packet voice services over the carrier's integrated voice and data "last mile" fiber network.

30 May 2003 Austin, TX Lightwave --Futureway Communications Inc. will deploy the G6 Packet Telephony Migration Platform from General Bandwidth in support of packet voice services over the carrier's integrated voice and data "last mile" fiber network.

"Futureway is one of the leading integrated broadband communication providers and has built an infrastructure that supports high-quality voice and data services," said Brendon Mills, president and CEO of General Bandwidth. "General Bandwidth is pleased to have been selected to deliver toll-quality voice across Futureway's fiber network and is committed to enabling packetized voice delivery with a quality that is indistinguishable from traditional PSTN service."

"We are dedicated to providing our customers with an advanced broadband network that delivers traditional high quality voice services today while enabling enhanced voice services in the future," said Nick Melatti, COO for Futureway Communications. "The General Bandwidth G6 solution, with its capability to seamlessly integrate into our Fiber to the User solution, provides us with a service migration platform which enables the rapid turn-up of enhanced voice services as demanded by our customers."

The G6 platform has been integrated with Futureway's Fiber-to-the-User (FTTU) network to offer multiple high-quality voice lines. The G6 platform simultaneously supports voice services from existing Class 5 circuit switches as well as from next-generation, packet-based softswitches. About Futureway Communications Inc.

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