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Core Communication Selects Metaswitch To Power Consumer Voice Services

Metaswitch Networks | Nov 24, 2015 5:57:50 AM

Metaswitch's Perimeta SBC Helps Consumers Connect Globally

Metaswitch Networks, a leading network software provider, today announced that London-based Core Communication Services has deployed Metaswitch’s Network Interconnect solution as the basis of a wide range of consumer voice services offering low-cost, any-to-any connectivity from the UK, Ireland and Belgium to any point on the globe.

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From the CEO: Metaswitch Culture Promotes Exceptional Support

Martin Lund | Nov 23, 2015 9:00:00 AM

When people buy something, they buy an experience, not just a product or service. Sure, they want the thing they’ve bought to work, but they also want to know that any problems they have involving that thing, or that solution or that product, will be handled.

Support is not a separate thing. It’s not an afterthought. It’s not an add-on. It’s part of the whole experience.

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Programming Protocol-Independent Packet Processors: Can P4 Fix OpenFlow?

Simon Dredge | Nov 19, 2015 9:00:00 AM

The report of my death was greatly exaggerated. If OpenFlow were as melodramatic as Mark Twain, it may well have uttered those words back in mid-2012 when Network Computing predicted its ultimate demise by the year 2014. This was both a bold statement and prescient, for it was only a year later that OpenFlow’s founding fathers starting doubting the future of their creation. This was summed up best by Scott Shenker in statements made at various events over the next 18 months: "This one is unforgivable. We just ignored current systems We should have... recognize(d) that MPLS was right. We should have incorporated it in SDN." This was a clear acknowledgement that while the admirable goal of OpenFlow was a fresh start, in reality we can’t just flick a switch to eradicate the past. It was an admission that we, as an industry, needed to look toward SDN2.

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SDN and NFV Need Each Other

Metaswitch Networks | Nov 18, 2015 6:00:00 AM

SDN and NFV are not alike, but they are joined at the hip, says Metaswitch CTO Martin Taylor. There’s a strong overlap between SDN and NFV and a lot of synergy between them, as shown in the original white paper that a group of network operators published back in 2012.

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Pixie Dust and Unicorn Stuff

Simon Dredge | Nov 10, 2015 6:00:00 AM

PCE: The magic behind tomorrow’s software defined networks

Although Metaswitch has been supplying a path computation element (PCE) function to network equipment providers for quite some time, I first took an interest when it was incorporated into our own little SDN controller. While that interest grew to something akin to Internet stalking, the lawsuits have now been settled and the daily meditation is working, so I’m better now. With that behind me, I feel I can share my admiration for this little-known SDN function in a calm and rational manner. Well, calm and rational-ish.

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Metaswitch Welcomes Intel, OpenCloud, TelcoBridges and Edgewater Networks as 2015 London Connect Sponsors

Andrea Lemos | Oct 30, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Ping-pong paddles in hand, the Metaswitch events team will hit the road for the 2015 Metaswitch Connect London event on Nov. 3 and 4 at Bounce: The Home of Ping Pong. For the first time in this event’s history, we have opened the table to sponsors! We are thrilled to have the support of our 2015 sponsors, Intel, OpenCloudTelcoBridges and Edgewater Networks.

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Metaswitch's Martin Taylor Gets Real on NFV

Phil Harvey | Oct 27, 2015 6:00:00 AM

Overture Networks CTO Prayson Pate has launched a series of interviews on LinkedIn called, “The Real CTOs of NFV,” which strive to cut through the hype and noise around NFV to discuss what’s really going on in the communications industry in these transformational times.

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Metaswitch Names New Vice President of Sales to Accelerate Growth in the CALA Region

Metaswitch Networks | Oct 26, 2015 3:00:00 AM

Pablo Strika brings more than 12 years of experience in telecommunications technology to leading network service provider

Metaswitch, the leading network software provider, today announced the appointment of Pablo Strika to the position of regional vice president of sales for Central and Latin America (CALA). Strika will expand the company’s presence in the region, working closely with large national carriers as well as regional telcos and managed service providers to migrate their networks to a cloud-based, software-centric, all-IP future.

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Metaswitch Provides Completely Virtualized Business Communications Solution for Optivon

Metaswitch Networks | Oct 26, 2015 2:00:00 AM

NFV pioneer enables network operator to meet business customer needs with a fully virtualized deployment that reduces time to market and infrastructure costs

Metaswitch Networks, a pioneer in network functions virtualization (NFV) and a leading network software provider, today announced that Puerto Rico-based Optivon has deployed Metaswitch’s fully virtualized, integrated Business Communications solution. Metaswitch’s multi-tenant solution allows Optivon to deliver hosted PBX, unified communications, contact center, and SIP trunking services from software running exclusively on commodity servers in its cloud data center.

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Behold, for I Have Seen the Future of Telecommunications - And it Looks Like Minecraft

Simon Dredge | Oct 23, 2015 7:30:00 AM

If having kids has taught me anything, it’s that you need to lay Redstone Torches next to powered rail tracks to automatically propel a Minecart. Come to think of it, that’s pretty much all my kids have taught me, which is a little disappointing, given that the parenting books I read promised I’d learn a lot more. In all fairness, in reading this post, you might also expect to learn something about the future of telecommunications but instead you are just going to get my opinion -- which, according to our legal team, constitutes a disclaimer so I’m going to plow on, regardless.

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