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US: Metaswitch files federal antitrust suit against Ribbon

 |  November 20, 2018

Metaswitch Networks has filed a federal antitrust lawsuit against Ribbon Communications, alleging it is “systematically eliminating” competition to raise prices for network operators.

The suit was filed in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. Metaswitch claims it is Ribbon’s only significant remaining competitor in the United States and Canada that competes to “transform and modernize” landline telephone networks for VoIP in many communities. The lawsuit alleges that Ribbon has “aggressively consolidated the industry through serial acquisitions and is illegally using exclusionary and deceptive tactics to eliminate its last major competitor in the market.”

This is the latest litigation in what has been an ongoing legal battle between Metaswitch and Ribbon, with previous suits alleging patent infringement.

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