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Nsight Telservices Selects TaquaWorks for DMS Switch Replacement and Femto Service Offering

GREEN BAY, Wis. & RICHARDSON, Texas — Taqua®, LLC, a leading supplier of next-generation wireless and wireline switching systems and applications, today announced that Nsight Telservices has chosen the industry leading TaquaWorks™ solution to replace an existing DMS-500 switching system and as a MGCF/MG for its next-generation Femto Service offering.

Established in 1910 as Pulaski Merchants and Farmers Telephone Company, Nsight, parent company of Nsight Telservices, has grown to be a Midwest premier communications provider offering wireless, internet, long distance, tower maintenance, cable and landline telephone service under various branded subsidiaries, including: Nsight Telservices, Cellcom, St. Paul Tower, and Bayland Telephone. While Nsight Telservices is using TaquaWorks to replace an existing DMS 500 and for enhanced IP applications, Cellcom, its wireless company is using the T7000 as the MGCF/MG for its next-generation Femto service offering.

The Taqua 7000 Switching System (T7000) is a leader in Class 4/5 switch replacement and has successfully replaced virtually every brand and vintage of Class 5 switch in North America. The T7000 is based on a patented “switch-on-a-card” design, in which all the functions of a Class 4/5 switch, IP gateway or MGCF/MG are performed on a single circuit pack. The simplicity of the architecture enables the industry’s lowest deployment and operational costs for an end-office exchange and the capability of controlling wireless and wireline switching simultaneously on the same platform. TaquaWorks is an integrated solution that tightly combines products from Acme Packet®, BroadSoft®, and Taqua. BroadSoft’s BroadWorks® suite of advanced hosted Unified Communications, mobile PBX, business trunking and residential services are tightly coupled with the T7000 to deliver the world’s most advanced subscriber services to carriers of all sizes. By integrating Acme Packet’s session border control (SBC), the TaquaWorks solution enhances network security for service providers by controlling the kinds of calls that can be placed through their IP networks.

“We have chosen Taqua because they are focused on converging wireline and wireless solutions,” said Rob Riordan, executive vice president and director of corporate development for Nsight. “Our focus is to provide the most advanced voice, data and multimedia services to our customers across wireline and wireless networks. The Taqua 7000 Switching System’s flexible architecture allows us to simplify our network architecture and enable true network convergence by simultaneously providing services that our current legacy wireline TDM and IP equipment cannot provide.”

“We are excited to be a part of Nsight’s exciting future, as the company is a respected leader in converged wireline and wireless solutions,” said Scott Weidenfeller, CMO Taqua. “We look forward to working with Nsight Telservices on this project and others in the future as they continue to innovate with new and exciting customer offers.”

The T7000 is based on a patented “switch-on-a-card” design, in which all the functions of a Class 4/5 switch, IP gateway or MGCF/MG are performed on a single circuit pack. The simplicity of the architecture enables the industry’s lowest deployment and operational costs for an end-office exchange, as well as higher reliability with its fewer components. The Taqua 7000 Switching System (T7000) is a leader in Class 4/5 switch replacement and has successfully replaced virtually every brand and vintage of Class 5 switch in North America. The field-hardened T7000 has been shipping since 2000 and can support a variety of protocols including SS7, SIP, MGCP, GR-303, CAS, NCS, PRI and can support GSM/CDMA, 2G, 3G, and 4G applications.

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