Shaw Taps Siemens

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Shaw Communications Inc. said it has signed a deal with Siemens AG to provide the Canadian MSO with voice-over-Internet-protocol telephony equipment.

Shaw will use Siemens' “Surpass” VoIP solution, including its soft switch, call-management serving, trunking gateway and “IP Unity” media server.

All of the products are PacketCable-compliant, Siemens said.

Cablevision Systems Corp. is also using Siemens VoIP gear.