Westelcom Selects Lucent Technologies and Dynavar Corporation to Roll out VOIP Services
Westelcom deploying the platform to offer VoIP services to small- and medium-business customers throughout Upstate New York
JUNE 27, 2006, MURRAY HILL, N.J. - Lucent Technologies (NYSE:LU) and Dynavar Corporation, an accredited Lucent Sales Business Partner, today announced a contract with Westelcom, a competitive services provider to small-and medium customers in upstate New York, to deploy Lucent’s highly reliable integrated switching platform to migrate its network from a traditional Class 4 and Class 5 switch-based infrastructure to an IMS-ready softswitch-based IP network for advanced services.
The Lucent Compact Switch is a carrier-class solution with fault-tolerant hardware and software that delivers exceptional uptime for all voice and data services and with redundancy that extends to every part of the system including inputs and outputs, switching fabric, and system processing. The switch can support from as few as 1,000 subscribers to more than 100,000 subscribers.
The Lucent Compact Switch will enable Westelcom to deliver tandem switching and advanced next-generation Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services customers in upstate New York. Lucent’s VoIP solution will enable Westelcom to migrate toward a facilities-based platform, reducing operating costs and creating additional revenue opportunities.
Dynavar will provide the network engineering, integration and deployment services for the installation. Lucent Worldwide Services will provide maintenance. “To satisfy customer demand and maintain our competitive edge, we needed a solution that would allow us to offer our customers advanced new services in a timely manner, with no risk of sacrificing quality,” said Jim Forcier, president of Westelcom. “Lucent’s solution, with support from Dynavar, offered the most feature-rich and reliable next-generation compact solution available on the market.”
“Westelcom’s deployment of the Lucent-Dynavar solution will allow them to deliver a more cost-effective and better managed service to their customers,” said Sean MacNeill, president and chief operating officer of Dynavar Corporation. “With the Lucent Compact Switch, Westelcom has a smooth migration path to a facilities-based platform.”
“By partnering with Dynavar, we were able to offer companies such as Westelcom a compelling end-to-end solution that resolved their needs in a cost-effective manner, as well as met the needs of their customers,” said Gerry Cafaro, vice president of sales for Lucent Technologies. “The Lucent Compact Switch offers Westelcom the flexibility they need to succeed in today’s competitive market, and also allows for the addition of new advanced services as they become available in the future.”
The Lucent switch also can serve as a building block for carriers that choose to migrate to an IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) network to offer blended lifestyle services.Service providers can deploy the Lucent Compact Switch for end-office (Class 5) and tandem (Class 4) applications to replace an existing switch or as an addition to the network. In addition to providing VoIP, Internet off-load and gateway mobile switching center features, the compact switch also offers CALEA and E911 capabilities.
About Westelcom Inc.
Westelcom offers a wide array of competitive telecommunication and Internet solutions for residences and businesses throughout the North Country. Covering both 518 and 315 area codes, Westelcom is a local and customer-friendly company dedicated to bringing higher technology at an affordable rate to Upstate New York.
About Dynavar Corporation
Dynavar Corporation is a leading technology integrator and solutions provider specializing in a full range of integrated communication solutions that drive next generation networks for the service provider market. Dynavar’s comprehensive voice, data, and video networking solutions enable customers around the world to build converged networks and to offer network-based multi-media services for the residential and enterprise markets. Since 1994, Dynavar has built a solid reputation for crafting integrated solutions around superior technologies. Dynavar’s long-term partnerships with many of the industry’s leading manufacturers, combined with its comprehensive technical expertise and services, allow it to deliver the most innovative, reliable, and cost-effective solutions to its customers. For more information on Dynavar, please visit www.dynavar.com.
About Lucent Technologies
Lucent Technologies designs and delivers the systems, services and software that drive next-generation communications networks. Backed by Bell Labs research and development, Lucent uses its strengths in mobility, optical, software, data and voice networking technologies, as well as services, to create new revenue-generating opportunities for its customers, while enabling them to quickly deploy and better manage their networks. Lucent’s customer base includes communications service providers, governments and enterprises worldwide. For more information on Lucent Technologies, which has headquarters in Murray Hill, N.J., USA, visit www.lucent.com.
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