Here's a fairly big announcement being made at Internet Telephony Expo - Kagoor Networks announced a partnership with MetaSwitch to deliver broadband softswitch/session border control solution for carriers. The new joint solution has been deployed by ENMR Plateau, the largest telephone cooperative in New Mexico.
Using this solution, carriers will be able to deliver traditional and enhanced VoIP services such as IP Centrex over their existing broadband connections.
here's the full release:
LOS ANGELES, CA, October 5, 2004 - Kagoor Networks, a leading session border control provider, and MetaSwitch, a leading Class 5 softswitch vendor, today announced a joint solution that facilitates deployments of VoIP services between carriers and their broadband customers. The new integrated solution allows carriers to deliver VoIP signaling and media seamlessly and securely across network borders and firewalls with superior communication and control functionality between these two key network elements.
Together Kagoor's new Voice over Broadband solution and MetaSwitch's Class 5 switching and networking expertise provide carriers with a complete package for both residential and business subscribers. Carriers will be able to immediately deliver traditional and enhanced voice services such as IP Centrex over their existing broadband connections.
Kagoor and MetaSwitch have completed comprehensive interoperability testing of the Kagoor Networks VoiceFlow session border controller and the MetaSwitch VP3500 Series Class 5 Softswitch. The interoperability testing assures carriers of a fully integrated solution that resolves issues such as firewall traversal, security, Network Address Translation (NAT), topology hiding, admission control and denial of service protection. Also, SIP; MGCP and the NCS protocols are supported for hosted VoIP applications assuring VoIP service providers the maximum flexibility in supporting their particular network topology.
"This is a logical union of two VoIP vendors that are leaders in their respective segments," said Jim Greenway, vice president of marketing for Kagoor. "Both of us are enjoying success in providing the carrier community with Class 5 VoIP services."
ENMR Plateau, the largest telephone cooperative in New Mexico, recently deployed the joint solution for VoIP over fixed wireless. "We are very pleased with the ease of deployment and operation of the Kagoor - MetaSwitch solution," stated Jeff Moore, chief operating officer, ENMR Plateau. "The responsiveness of both companies has been outstanding."
Kagoor's VoiceFlow series is the most scalable and comprehensive family of session border control solutions. VoiceFlow is deployed with carriers, VoIP service providers, ISPs, MSOs and other VoIP providers around the world. It is the session border control leader in carrier to enterprise and residential services resolving security, NAT, quality of service (QoS), interworking and regulatory issues.
"We believe that carriers are looking for assurances that changes to their networks will not cause any disruption," stated John Nevius, manager, partner programs for MetaSwitch. "Interoperability testing with Kagoor has been thorough and will meet carrier expectations for a sound solution for their networks."
The MetaSwitch VP3500 Series Class 5 Softswitch delivers more than 100 features, including residential and business group services, over both circuit and packet-based networks. With integrated and distributed softswitch options, the platform enables service providers to easily migrate to VoIP and softswitch technology. Moreover, MetaSwitch's innovative media gateway design combines TDM and packet processing onto a single card, scaling from a few hundred to hundreds of thousands of subscribers.