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Legacy Siemens Class 5 Switches to be Replaced by Taqua's T7000
By Calvin Azuri, TMCnet Contributor
Legacy Siemens (News - Alert) systems of two more rural independent telephone companies will be replaced with Taqua’s T7000 Intelligent Switching System or T7000. An announcement in this regard has been made by Taqua (News - Alert), LLC. Taqua is a top supplier of next-generation wireline and wireless switching and backhaul solutions.
Easter Iowa communities of Olin and Morley are provided business and residential telephony by Olin Telephone Company. The Company also provides internet dial-up, DSL, and cable services to the communities. The Southeastern Texas community of Memorial Point has been served by Lake Livingston Telephone Company since 1974. A variety of dial-up, broadband, telephony and cable services are provided to their respective communities by the two companies.
Olin and Lake Livingston have chosen to replace their legacy Class 5 Siemens’ DCO and Strongberg Carlson telephone switching systems with the T7000. This is done in order to continue providing its subscriber base with cost-effective, advanced telephone features.
In a release, Rodney Cozart, GM, Olin Telephone said, “The T7000 is a flexible switching solution that integrates with our existing network infrastructure and enables the cost-effective delivery of the latest services that our customers demand. With the system’s Class 5 on a card architecture, it truly future proofs our telephony network.”
According to Terry Gentle, GM, Lake Livingston Telephone, due to the reputation of T7000 as a proven switch replacement, their company selected Taqua’s T7000. The reputation of Taqua in the market also played a major role in the selection. Scores of legacy Class 5s have been replaced by T7000. Taqua’s customer service is also the best, added Gentle.
T7000 is known to be the best in Class 4/5 switch replacement. Nearly every brand and vintage of Class 5 switch in North America has been successfully replaced with more than 350 deployments of T7000. Based on a patented “switch-on-a-card” design, T7000 has all the functions of a Class 4/5 switch, wireless gateway or IMS element performed on a single circuit pack. Network routing can be streamlined with T7000. Class 4 routing can be optimized with T7000 acting as Gateway (News - Alert) MSC. A substantial decrease in deployment costs is observed due to the patented design. For more information, visit www.taqua.com.
Calvin Azuri is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Calvin’s articles, please visit his columnist page.
Edited by Erin Harrison