Oregon CLEC ComSpanUSA taps LTS, MetaSwitch for FTTP services

April 11, 2006 Alameda, CA -- ComSpanUSA, a facilities-based CLEC, and its development partner Ledcor Technical Services (LTS) are deploying a FTTP network in Bandon, Oregon with technology and support from MetaSwitch, a vendor of carrier switching and applications platforms. As a result, ComSpanUSA says it's positioned to expand regionally with an offering of multimedia-enabled services including IPTV and Video on Demand.

Apr 11th, 2006

April 11, 2006 Alameda, CA -- ComSpanUSA (Roseburg, Oregon), a facilities-based CLEC, and its development partner Ledcor Technical Services (LTS) are deploying a FTTP network in Bandon, Oregon with technology and support from MetaSwitch, a vendor of carrier switching and applications platforms. As a result, ComSpanUSA says it's positioned to expand regionally with an offering of multimedia-enabled services including IPTV and Video on Demand.

ComSpanUSA is installing the MetaSwitch VP2510 integrated class 4/5 softswitch in its Bandon switching center. The most recent addition to the vendor's IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) product portfolio, MetaSwitch says the the VP2510 delivers next-generation services at a lower cost, driving greater business efficiencies for carriers.

"Our strategy for growth is to build and operate a state-of-the-art telecommunications system which will allow us to differentiate by delivering compelling services to our customers. The MetaSwitch softswitch is a part of that vision," comments John Stadter, president of ComSpanUSA. "Working with LTS, we determined that MetaSwitch delivered the best combination of native IP capabilities, residential and business-class features, and scalability with their new VP2510 platform."

According to a press release, in addition to being an equity partner in the project, LTS' role includes the specification and design of an end-to-end carrier IP network, as well as the installation, system integration, and "cut-over" of subscribers and network interfaces for the "complete city" FTTP overbuild in Bandon.

"We have been impressed by MetaSwitch's commitment to enabling a smooth turn-up," offers Dean Coons, COO for Ledcor Technical Services. "Their reliable, proven technology and strong support expertise complement our own skills in delivering a turnkey solution to enable ComSpanUSA to focus on executing on its business strategy, without the additional challenge of implementing a next-generation network."

"ComSpanUSA is a prime example of a CLEC focused on bringing state-of-the-art, fiber-based communications services to customers, and MetaSwitch is pleased to be a part of the process," concludes Andy Randall, VP of marketing for MetaSwitch. "As demand for multimedia-enabled and triple play services increases and thus, demand for IP-based infrastructure, we expect to see greater uptake of our VP2510 integrated softswitch."

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