Minerva Valley Companies Modernizes its Communications Network with a REDCOM Carrier-Grade Softswitch

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Minerva Valley Companies, in Zearing, Iowa, has installed a REDCOM HDX softswitch in its central office, replacing two unsupported Coppercom CSX switches.

REDCOM Laboratories Inc., a company that designs and manufactures reliable world-class digital and IP-enabled telecommunications systems, announced today that Minerva Valley Companies, in Zearing, Iowa, has installed a REDCOM High Density Exchange (HDX) softswitch in its central office, replacing two existing Coppercom CSX switches.

Minerva Valley selected REDCOM based on the company’s proven reputation of trust and reliability. With all the shake-ups in the communications industry over the past decade, REDCOM remains strong and committed to the rural telecom market. Before installing the REDCOM HDX, Minerva Valley was maintaining two sites with unsupported Coppercom switches. REDCOM was instrumental in helping the rural Iowa service provider achieve its goal of consolidating these two sites into one in order to reduce maintenance costs, power usage, and administrative expenses.

The HDX now serves as a powerful Carrier Class 4/5 softswitch, enabling Minerva Valley to offer its customers Next Generation Network services. “We selected the REDCOM HDX because it is a cost-effective overlay on our existing network and offers us a way forward that we simply couldn’t get from the old Coppercom,” said Levi Bappe, General Manager, Minerva Valley Companies. “This is an investment in the future of advanced communications services for our customers.”

About REDCOM’s Hybrid Softswitches
REDCOM’s hybrid softswitches allow service providers to deploy flexible networks that can adapt to evolving consumer demands, regulatory conditions, and the competitive marketplace for value-added telecommunications services. With a REDCOM softswitch in the central office, service providers can grow revenue by rapidly introducing new services to their customers with less hardware build-out and operational costs, while retaining their existing infrastructure.

For more information about how a modern REDCOM hybrid softswitch can replace an obsolete legacy switch, please contact a REDCOM customer advocate at sales@redcom.com or call +1.585.924.6500.

About Minerva Valley Companies
In business for 50 years, Minerva Valley Companies offers a complete portfolio of communications services, including voice, video, data, and wireless, to customers in central Iowa.

About REDCOM
REDCOM specializes in the design of interoperable communications solutions noted for their quality and reliability. Located in Victor, New York, REDCOM’s global customer base includes commercial telecom carriers, private networks, integrators, and government and defense agencies. The company website is http://www.redcom.com

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