LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Lightyear Network Solutions Inc., a provider of data, voice and wireless telecommunication services to business and residential customers throughout North America, announced it has launched its VoIP calling platform.
This new carrier-class platform, designed by Lightyear’s in-house IT team, offers a number of benefits for Lightyear’s IP telephony product, including increased functionality and flexibility.
The platform provides Lightyear robust controls and features that were not available with the previous proprietary softswitch the company utilized under a licensing agreement.
Lightyear developed its own new platform using open source methodology because of its low cost and high uptime without the need for expensive licenses and long wait times for modifications. Open source developers are constantly updating the base application and adding new features, which Lightyear can easily incorporate into its platform.
Lightyear’s new softswitch also provides a number of customer benefits, including:
• Cleaner, faster call quality
• Enhanced feature set not available from traditional offerings
• Improved business continuity options over legacy systems
• Additional capacity for simultaneous calls
•C ost-competitive pricing for on-network calls
• Reduced governmental fees compared with traditional phone service
“We are excited and proud to commercially deploy our new VoIP platform,” said Stephen M. Lochmueller, Lightyear’s CEO. “Our IT team has worked diligently on this project for a number of months, and the platform performed exceptionally well in beta testing. This new VoIP architecture will
allow Lightyear to adapt to its customer needs very quickly to set us apart from our competitors.”