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April 24, 2015

ENA Picks Metaswitch to Bolster Network


By David Delony Contributing Writer



Metaswitch, a network software provider, has announced that Education Networks of America (ENA), an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider for K-12 schools, has chosen Metaswitch’s IP multimedia communications software.


“Metaswitch is proud to help ENA continue its growth as a business and accelerate the pace of innovation in its network," said Pete Thomas, senior vice president of sales at Metaswitch Networks. "Network operators like ENA are in a fiercely competitive business and Metaswitch's technology, combined with its market agility, helps these companies win by offering truly differentiated, cost-effective services."

ENA chose Metaswitch to improve its voice, as well as add network analytics and visibility. ENA serves more than 3.3 million students in the U.S. across 6,000 sites, 290 libraries and 535 school districts across the country. ENA chose Metaswitch for its features and scalability.

Metaswitch's Perimeta Session Border Controller (SBC) and MetaSphere Multiservice Telephony Application Server (MTAS), a call control and unified communications and call center application, are already in use by ENA. They’re used in separate locations for high availability. The company will complement the existing setup with Service Assurance Server (SAS), which aims to give ENA greater visibility into its network.

ENA also uses MetaSphere Media Resource Server (MRS), CommPortal, MetaView Management Suite and the SIP Provisioning Server.

The newest addition to ENA’s extensive network will allow the company to customize its products to better meet its customers’ needs

"ENA is the nation's leading provider of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to school systems and libraries, and we want to be prepared to meet our customers' evolving and growing infrastructure needs," said ENA Senior product manager Amanda Yoders. "ENA is currently serving two of the top 25 school districts in the U.S. with our hosted VoIP service. Metaswitch's network software infrastructure has enabled us to integrate innovative, hosted unified communications (UC) services that provide a superior level of visibility."




Edited by Dominick Sorrentino
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