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Adtran Teams with MetaSwitch to Accelerate Carrier Migration from Legacy Networks to SIP and IMS

Support for SIP interoperability set to power shovel-ready projects for service providers looking to leverage broadband stimulus funding. By ChannelPro

Adtran Teams with MetaSwitch to Accelerate Carrier Migration from Legacy Networks to SIP and IMS

Support for SIP interoperability set to power shovel-ready projects for service providers looking to leverage broadband stimulus funding.

Adtran, Inc., a leading supplier of networking and communications solutions, and MetaSwitch, a provider of carrier IP communications solutions, announced that Adtran's Total Access 5000 Multiservice Access and Aggregation Platform and Total Access 300 Series Optical Network Terminals (ONTs) support Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) for interoperation with the MetaSwitch call agent and media gateway. These new capabilities provide customers with TDM interoperability, offering the ability to support existing networks, as well as advanced Voice over IP (VoIP) and IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) architectures.

The Adtran Total Access 5000 is a carrier-class multiservice access and aggregation platform that bridges the gap between existing and next-generation networks. Its scalable all-Ethernet architecture allows service providers to deploy both residential and business services across an optimized and converged network architecture. The Adtran Total Access 300 Series of ONTs, based on the company's IP Business Gateways, offers a range of features including VoIP, which enables carriers to deploy a fiber access infrastructure.

The MetaSwitch IP communications solution enables service providers to take advantage of the migration to IP and deliver voice, data, and video services to customers. By interoperating with the Adtran Total Access platforms, both companies assure service providers of broadband services transport throughout their network, and enable Adtran to offer VoIP services to its incumbent service provider customers.

"Both MetaSwitch and Adtran share the same vision of streamlining the transition to next-generation networking," says Andy Randall, vice president of marketing for MetaSwitch. "Together, we are assuring our customers that they will have access to the resources they need as they move to deliver IP services."

"Our service provider customers depend on ADTRAN to offer reliable and cost-effective solutions that meet their evolving networking communications needs, and we chose MetaSwitch as our first SIP interoperability partner for the Total Access 5000 because it enables our customers to know that they can leverage both best-of-breed products easily and effectively as they roll out new services," says Mike Martin, director of product management, Broadband, Adtran Carrier Networks Division. "MetaSwitch interoperability further enables service providers to confidently deploy the Total Access 5000 in existing or next-generation voice architectures."

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