Voice is still at the core of your communications business. But while the relationship between voice and your revenue is still clear, the relationship between voice and your network is not. Progressive service providers understand, and regulators agree, that voice is now just an application that rides on top of a broadband network. To compete in the modern communications market, service providers must move their voice to broadband, enhance the experience, then scale and secure for the future.
As a company with an unmatched legacy in simplifying the migration from TDM switching to VoIP, and a rate of innovation that sets us apart from the rest, Metaswitch is your obvious partner of choice for the move to a new era in voice communications.
During this transformation, service providers must address the very real challenges of
- Moving existing stove-piped services to an all-IP applications server
- Providing a consistent user experience across multiple, disparate endpoints
- Delivering a compelling communications service that counters the threat from over-the-top competitors
- Building a network that maintains existing services and reduces operating costs while supporting the rapid introduction of an integrated communications portfolio that meets the demands of a gobal and mobile customer base
By working with Metaswitch, leading service providers are updating the telephony experience with cheap and flexible VoIP service plans, with access to unified messaging, and made available on telephones, tablets and TV.
Around the globe, service providers are bringing their infrastructure, messaging platforms, telephony services and applications into IP. Building their business on a unifying communications experience that is built on Metaswitch.
Local exchange carriers have never faced a more challenging business and operational climate than today’s. Revenues are under extreme pressure as subscribers opt to replace their landlines with mobile phones, or are tempted away by phone and broadband services bundled with cable TV. As a result, it gets harder and harder to sustain the high fixed costs of running a traditional TDM-based voice network. )))
Class 4 switches, in the role of sector or access tandems continue to provide the foundation of inter-LATA and inter-exchange telephony. With their critical core switching and call routing roles, the Class 4 Tandem enables cost-effective scaling of voice services while providing a reliable point-of-presence between interexchange carriers. They are the brains behind global telephone wireline and wireless networks. )))
With the majority of homes now connected to broadband (more than 60% in the US), the stage is set for widespread adoption of consumer VoIP as the next big step in the evolution of telephony. And consumer VoIP looks set to become a major competitive battleground, since over-the-top service providers can compete on more or less equal terms with incumbents. )))
The great majority of POTS subscribers want some means of taking messages when they’re not able to answer the phone. Network-based voicemail has been around for a long time, and generates useful additional revenues – but take-up rates don’t always reach their full potential. Often that’s because the service offering does not give subscribers much by way of advantages over traditional answering machines. )))