Legacy Switch Replacement Program

Addressing ILECs’ and CLECs’ requirements to phase out legacy switching systems

As ILECs/CLECs networks are transformed from TDM to IP, there is an increasing need to upgrade and replace legacy switching systems to meet new market requirements and at the same time, reduce operating expenditures. Voice-over-IP (VoIP), SIP Trunking and reliable interoperability with other communication devices become a key element of their business strategy. REDCOM’s next-generation softswitch solutions with extensive SIP-based VoIP capabilities, including SIP trunking, allow ILECs/CLECs to scale their network faster and more cost-effectively than with traditional trunks and phone lines, thus cutting operating expenditures.

We have a proven record in the replacement of legacy switching platforms. REDCOM is home to some of the leading experts in the telecommunications industry that can assist you in the replacement of Coppercom’s CSX, Mitel’s GX5000, Nortel’s DMS-10, DMS-100, and DMS-300 switches. REDCOM’s experience in telecom and couples it with next-generation softswitch solutions, creates a highly effective communication solution to the industry.

Cap & Grow. Not rip and replace.

It doesn’t make sense to connect new endpoints to aging or unsupported hardware. REDCOM enables service providers to cap legacy networks and begin offering VoIP-based services and features with the hybrid HDX and SLICE 2100, or with our all-IP Sigma® Core software.

Carriers with an existing hybrid switch can retain this hardware for interoperability with the PSTN while offloading incremental VoIP call processing to the new REDCOM system. As access to broadband increases in the service area, customers can be migrated to the core switch and the legacy switch decommissioned. Once the full service area is hosted by the new REDCOM system, the service provider is equipped with a highly flexible and scalable carrier-class softswitch.

Why REDCOM’s next-generation softswitch solutions?

ILECs/CLECs who want to deliver NGN services need a REDCOM next-generation Class 4/5 softswitch to leverage and preserve the functionality of and investment in legacy assets, while offering safe passage to leap-forward VoIP technology. REDCOM’s softswitch platforms enable service providers to deploy flexible networks that can adapt to increasing end-user demands and competitive industry dynamics at a lower operating cost.

One of the great benefits of a REDCOM hybrid switch is that it does not require recurring expenditures such as mandatory service agreements or software upgrades, thus positively impacting your bottom line. Whether you are looking to add DSL or IPTV services, REDCOM has you covered when it comes to an interoperable carrier-class solution that interfaces with these value-added services. REDCOM Systems are a true drop-in replacement that facilitates easy migration to VoIP at the most opportune time for your business. Because of their seamless IP-TDM interoperability, the systems are backward compatible with existing network protocols allowing a cost effective transition to VoIP. Next Generation Networks powered by REDCOM’s Systems enable service providers to invest in the latest VoIP technology to increase revenue while reducing costs.

REDCOM’s next-generation softswitch solutions allow ILECs/CLECs to future proof their network to interoperate today, respecting the past and anticipating the future with a wide range of protocols and interfaces, positioning you for long-term growth. With REDCOM, you have the flexibility to incrementally migrate to VoIP in a cost-effective manner when it makes sense for your business, with complete legacy support and maximum flexibility of deployment. No matter what your business strategy, REDCOM is the right platform for a fully integrated VoIP and TDM solution.

Total Cost of Ownership Matters

Cash in walletWhen buying a Class 4/5 softswitch, service providers must ensure that they are budgeting correctly for this capital purchase, taking into consideration all associated maintenance and software upgrade costs so that these costs don’t come as a surprise down the line. TCO analysis shows that when all is said and done, the total cost of a REDCOM softswitch compared to competitor offerings is actually lower over time.

REDCOM customers are in a better position to evaluate the TCO for REDCOM products, since they don’t have any hidden costs. After purchase, REDCOM customers are relieved of high recurrent expenses, since our hardware platforms have:

  • No annual maintenance contracts
  • No mandatory software upgrades
  • No dependence on REDCOM for Operations, Administration & Maintenance (OA&M)

REDCOM Carrier-Class Features

  • Converged Communications in a single platform – Seamlessly integrates VoIP call management, media gateway, media gateway controller and TDM functionality in one platform.
  • Industry standard SIP-based architecture – Extensive SIP-based VoIP capabilities including SIP trunking without the use of proprietary protocols.
  • Up to 3,000 registered SIP subscribers per unit – Start with as few as 100 IP subscribers. Additional IP subscribers can be added later to minimize the initial investment.
  • Enhanced Centrex – HDX and SLICE 2100 allow you to add new revenue through IP & TDM Centrex services.
  • Remote Access Interoperability – Multiple access solutions, including SIP, GR-303 and V5.2
  • SNMP Support – With SNMP, you are better able to monitor network devices and to diagnose network problems.