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Empower Employees to Transform Your Business

Chris Carabello | Aug 25, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Fixed-Line Transformation Business communications Forum 2016

No matter what type of network or business transformation you’re going through, it’s imperative that you bring your people through the transition, too. Whether you’re considering a virtualized network implementation, transitioning from TDM to IP communications, launching business services for the first time or expanding into different geographic areas, your employees need to be on board with the changes and empowered to make the transformation a success. So when we talk about embracing new models for building networks and delivering services, a key part of that is adopting what we call "new people models."

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End the Blight of Unwanted Calls

Robert Welsh | Aug 23, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Fixed-Line Transformation FCC Robocall Blocking Service

Let's face it: your phone often rings when you're least available to take a call. And with increasing frequency, these interruptions aren't even worth the break from that important task you were in the middle of -- be that writing your next novel or simply dinner with the family. All too often, the caller is a recorded message offering you an unwanted magazine subscription or a research intern seeking your latest political leanings. Robocalling is the rising plague for fixed-line phone subscribers and it’s time that operators launched against this attack.

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And Now for Something Completely Different…

Chris Carabello | Aug 16, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Metaswitch VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) Accession Communicator Business communications Forum 2016

Saddleback Communications is a great case study in reinventing the network operator and embracing new business models for profitable growth. At our Forum customer event in May, Saddleback president Bill Bryant and Ray Napoletano, senior manager of business development, shared their story of how they leveraged Metaswitch platforms to launch a new business.

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The IP Multimedia Subsystem Comes of Age

Simon Dredge | Aug 15, 2016 8:00:00 AM

SBC (Session Border Controller) NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) VoLTE Mobile Infrastructure

They grow up so fast, don't they? It seems only yesterday that the 3GPP gave birth to the IP Multimedia Subsystem and now we are getting ready to celebrate its Sweet Sixteen and turn it loose on the world.

Of course, way back in (Release) 2000 we didn’t even have a name for it, so we called it “All IP”. Supporting its newly minted acronym, the first IMS specifications were frozen in March 2002 under TS22.228 and promised a world where decoupled signaling and media services were delivered from highly decomposed network functions with well-defined (predominantly SIP-based) reference interfaces, providing modular scalability while eliminating the classic application stovepipes. Back then, each and every stovepipe was dominated by a large vendor who dictated every component in the service chain, often compelling network operators to employ expensive, sub-par, components while frequently forcing them to deploy more than one variant of the same product. Our newborn was going to change the status quo. Take the telecom world by storm.

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How EarthLink Changed Its Marketing Tune

Chris Carabello | Aug 11, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Metaswitch Business communications Forum 2016

When it comes to marketing business communications services, it’s not always the loudest message with the biggest budget that gets the most attention, but the right one. That’s one of the things that EarthLink has learned from its transition into a business solutions provider.

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From the CEO: Metaswitch Sets the Pace for Rapid Innovation

Martin Lund | Aug 10, 2016 10:47:00 AM

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Innovation is something we all like to talk about in the tech sector. At Metaswitch, we don’t just talk about innovation, we do it every day.

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True Tales of Transformation

Chris Carabello | Aug 9, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Metaswitch Fixed-Line Transformation Forum 2016

We often talk about network transformation and new business models for network operators. But it’s not just talk. Many operators really are reinventing themselves and trying out new, sometimes radical approaches for building networks that will help them grow their businesses in an increasingly software-centric, cloud-based services market.

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Metaswitch & GCS Tackle Interconnect Challenges

Micaela Giuhat | Aug 4, 2016 9:00:00 AM

SBC (Session Border Controller) Perimeta Network interconnect Partners Forum 2016

Network interconnect is a challenging market for carriers and retail service providers. They face declining revenues and margins, while the volume of voice minutes is still increasing. At the same time, the transition from TDM to IP-based networks is progressing slowly, which means they also have to support legacy technologies alongside new IP-based interconnect. And the prospect for expanding into new markets to grow their businesses can look discouraging, due to the high cost of deploying new points of presence (POPs). It’s difficult to make a good margin in this market, to say the least.

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Operators Need to Up Their Game in Business Comms

Chris Carabello | Aug 2, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Metaswitch Accession Communicator UC (Unified Communications) Business communications Collaboration Forum 2016

Business communications is a growth opportunity for network operators today. But as disruptive rivals push into the business communications services market, offering enterprises the latest solutions for collaboration and unified communications (UC), traditional network operators need to up their game to compete.

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Employing Blockchains in Consumer IoT Infrastructures

Simon Dredge | Aug 1, 2016 12:47:16 PM

Internet of Things (IoT) Industry Trends

Like many of you, I have taken a back seat over the last few years as Bitcoin bedlam has swelled, subsided and swelled once again. Let’s be completely honest -- while a form of currency that can’t be systematically plied from my wallet by my teenager and plunked down on the counter of the Hot Topic at my local mall in exchange for various useless Once Upon A Time-branded items is appealing, I have little use for it in my daily life.  Naturally, I put my indifference on hold for a brief time, along with the rest of our (typically apathetic)1 industry, when Verizon Ventures announced in September 2015 that they see value in the Bitcoin Blockchain.2 I quickly moved on, however, when I remembered how confused I was when I previously had read up on Blockchains and how little I cared about something that had nothing to do with MPLS or a PCE.

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