Two independent phone compabies have purchased packed-based switches from Tekelec.

Noxapater Telephone Company in Mississippi and Bloomingdale Telephone Company in Michigan have bought Tekelec 7000 Class 5 switches for use in upgrading their networks, Tekelec said.

The Michigan firm is also using Internet technology from Tekelec to provide multimedia services.

Tekelec: www.tekelec.com