ITC^DeltaCom Deploys Paradyne’s Media Gateway for in Eight States

1/13/2004 - In a move to enhance the flexibility of bundled voice and data services provided to its business customers, ITC^DeltaCom (OTC BB: ITC.OB) has begun deployment of Paradyne® (NASDAQ:PDYN) central office media gateways in eight states throughout the southern U.S. By selecting Paradyne’s innovative network equipment, one of the southern region’s largest competitive telecommunications carriers can deliver more voice lines and greater bandwidth for data over the same physical wireline than previously attainable using traditional network technology.

Paradyne’s Jetstream® media gateway allows ITC^DeltaCom to provision Dynamic T1 service—a bundling solution that automatically allocates the subscriber’s available bandwidth to more voice lines or data throughput as capacity demands it—while lowering operating costs for the carrier. Paradyne, a leading provider of broadband voice, data and video network access solutions, provides media gateways to complement its broadband access platform used by hundreds of telephone companies worldwide.

"The combination of Paradyne’s proven reliability and the proficiency of its JetVisionä mass subscriber management system allows us to reduce our infrastructure costs while enabling new competitive services,” said Jay Braukman, chief operating officer, ITC^DeltaCom. “We’re especially excited about the dynamic bandwidth T1 service enabled by Paradyne that significantly differentiates us from ILEC and other competitive products.”

ITC^DeltaCom plans to deploy the Paradyne’s CPX-1000MG to leverage 22 of its existing Class 5 switches, while enabling a clear migration path toward a softswitch architecture.

"This deployment clearly demonstrates how ITC^DeltaCom is leading the way with a highly competitive packetized voice and data offering,” said William Cobb, vice president of product management for Paradyne. “By enabling its customers to dynamically share the same bandwidth between voice and data, ITC^DeltaCom is providing a robust service that sets the company apart from its competition and delivers a strong internal return on investment."

ITC^DeltaCom, Inc., headquartered in West Point, Ga., provides, through its operating subsidiaries, integrated telecommunications and technology services to businesses and consumers in the southern United States. Following the October 2003 merger of two leading regional telecommunications providers, ITC^DeltaCom and BTI Telecom Corp., ITC^DeltaCom has a fiber optic network spanning approximately 14,500 route miles and approximately 230 Points of Presence (POPs) and offers a full suite of voice, data and Internet services including local, long distance, data, broadband, colocation and Web hosting. The company operates approximately 30 voice switches and 70 data switches, and is one of the largest competitive telecommunications providers in its region (based on revenue). ITC^DeltaCom has interconnection agreements with BellSouth, Verizon, Southwestern Bell, CenturyTel and Sprint for resale and access to unbundled network elements and is a certified competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) in Arkansas, Texas, Virginia and nine BellSouth states. For more information about ITC^DeltaCom, visit www.itcdeltacom.

About Paradyne
Paradyne is a leading developer of carrier-class, high-speed network access solutions for broadband voice, data and video. A recognized market leader in digital subscriber line (DSL), service level management (SLM), and Broadband Voice and Media Gateway solutions, Paradyne markets its award-winning GranDSLAM and BitStormTMDSL systems, ReachDSLTM and EtherLoop® products, Jetstream® Media Gateway systems and iMarcTM/FrameSaver® Service Level Management systems to service providers and business customers worldwide. More information may be obtained by visiting or by calling +1-727-530-8623.

BitStorm, iMarc, JetVision and ReachDSL are trademarks of Paradyne Corporation. EtherLoop, GranDSLAM, Hotwire, Jetstream, Paradyne, and the Paradyne logo are registered trademarks of Paradyne Corporation.

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