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Armstrong Utilities, a Pennsylvania-based cable operator that serves about 285,000 customers, has picked Metaswitch Networks Business and Consumer Communications platform, a move that  is helping the MSO migrate to an IP-based multimedia platform.

Armstrong, which serves parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Maryland, also supports about 140,000 residential and business telephone lines and provides 30,000 voicemail accounts. 

For Metaswitch, the deal builds on recent wins with Charter Communications (the former Bresnan properties), Mediacom Communications and TVCABO.

“We’re pleased to help Armstrong build a more modern, IP-based multimedia platform that will support its customers and provide the flexibility and features needed to grow its subscriber base,” Al Mitchell, SVP of Metaswitch’s consumer and business solutions, said in a statement. “With our business and consumer communications solutions and the industry’s leading customer support organization, Metaswitch is the best partner to help Armstrong provide excellent service and expand into new markets.”

“We are really excited to have Metaswitch as our IP-based multimedia platform provider as we work to enhance features and functions so the promise of true fixed-mobile convergence can be a reality for even midsized cable operators,” added Mike Giobbi, CTO at Armstrong. “Our customers trust us with their home and business phone service, evident by our market penetration and positive service reviews.”