Churchill County, Nevada-based incumbent carrier gains ability to deliver next-generation fixed and mobile converged services to Nevada businesses and residential users
RICHARDSON, TEXAS and GAITHERSBURG, MD, May 15, 2008 Taqua®, LLC, a leading supplier of next-generation end-office switching systems and technologies, and BroadSoft®, Inc., a leading provider of VoIP application software, today announced that Fallon, Nevada-based CC Communications has selected the companies' TaquaWorks™ network transformation solution to enable converged services across legacy, fiber to the home (FTTH), and mobile networks.
CC Communications has been providing services to Churchill County, Nevada, since 1889. Today, the company serves residents and businesses with quadruple-play services -- local and long distance telephone, wireless, Internet access and digital television. CC Communications will replace its legacy 5E central office switch with the TaquaWorks solution, in order to provide advanced converged services across its FTTH-based IPTV and wireless networks.
"After evaluating the alternatives, we chose TaquaWorks because of its product architecture and customer reputation," said John Powell, operations manager at CC Communications. "The feedback we received from their long-time customers was a big part of our decision making process. Everyone we talked with has had excellent experiences with the platform and in particular with Taqua's customer support. The integration of BroadWorks advanced features will also give us a significant advantage in our service markets."
TaquaWorks is a tightly integrated combination of the Taqua 7000™ (T7000) end-office switching system and BroadSoft's BroadWorks suite of advanced Hosted Unified Communications, Mobile PBX and Residential Broadband applications. By deploying the TaquaWorks solution, CC Communications can immediately generate new revenues with enhanced services and significantly save on operations costs by replacing its legacy 5E Class 5 switch.
"CC Communications conducted one of the most extensive evaluations of competing solutions that we have seen in several years," said Scott Weidenfeller, chief marketing officer of Taqua. "Earning this selection speaks volumes for Taqua's architecture and the company's customer support reputation. Taqua is completely focused on helping small and medium sized carriers like CC Communications succeed in their marketplace and TaquaWorks is the best way for these carriers to significantly save operational costs while increasing revenue per user."
"When you have been in business since 1889 like CC Communications has, customers come to depend on your service and expect quality," said Scott Hoffpauir, CTO for BroadSoft. "That's what makes selection of our joint solution with Taqua so rewarding. The addition of BroadWorks calling features will make CC Communications one of the most progressive service providers in the western states."
About The BroadWorks Platform
BroadSoft's IMS-compliant BroadWorks® platform provides a comprehensive range of VoIP applications, including Hosted PBX/IP Centrex, Mobile PBX, Business Trunking and residential broadband services fully integrated into a single VoIP application platform. BroadWorks is capable of providing these applications with the reliability, redundancy, scalability and regulatory capabilities required to deliver carrier-class service.
About the Taqua 7000 Switching System (T7000)
The Taqua 7000 Switching System (T7000) is a leader in Class 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 5 switch or IP gateway 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 field-hardened T7000 has been shipping since 2000 and can support a wide variety of protocols including SS7, SIP, MGCP, GR-303, TR008, CAS, NCS, PRI and others over line, trunk or IP interfaces.
BroadSoft provides VoIP application software that enables the delivery of hosted telephony and multimedia services. Its award-winning flagship BroadWorks technology empowers wireless, wireline and cable carriers to deliver next-generation voice and multimedia applications and advanced features that enable them to increase revenue, enhance competitive differentiation and elevate customer satisfaction. BroadSoft's family of carrier-class software products delivers the scale, open architecture and reliability that the world's leading telecommunications companies demand to serve mission-critical enterprise and residential broadband customers. BroadSoft provides VoIP applications to seven of the Top 10 and 13 of the Top 25 largest carriers worldwide, as measured by recent annual revenue, including Korea Telecom, KPN, SingTel, Sprint, Telefonica de Espana, Telstra, T-systems and Verizon. For additional information, go to www.broadsoft.com.
About Taqua, LLC
Established in 1998, Taqua is a leading supplier of next-generation switching systems and technologies. With over 300 system deployments, the company's solutions are deployed by wireline, cable and wireless carriers as next-generation end-office exchanges. Taqua's T7000 Switching System (T7000) lowers switching deployment and operational costs, while delivering new IP-based services. Taqua is headquartered in Richardson, TX with research and development located in Hyannis, MA and Richardson, TX. More information on Taqua and the T7000 can be obtained by calling +1.972.692.1800, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by browsing the website at www.taqua.com.