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Metaswitch is off to Barcelona next week for Mobile World Congress 2017

Andrea Lemos | Feb 23, 2017 12:00:00 AM

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What’s your 20? On the road to 5G, where are you? Those are the questions Metaswitch will be asking at Mobile World Congress this year, Feb. 27 to March 2, 2017 at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona. Joining more than 100,000 attendees at the top mobile event of the year, Metaswitch will be leading the drive in mobile networks and inviting you meet with us to learn how. 

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Ice Wireless Selects Metaswitch for Virtualized VoLTE Deployment

Metaswitch Networks | Feb 22, 2017 5:00:00 AM

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Network transformation helping to close the digital divide, bringing high speed coverage and high quality voice services to Arctic regions of northern Canada

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Metaswitch Road to 5G Runs Right Through Barcelona

Metaswitch Networks | Feb 22, 2017 5:00:00 AM

Press Releases VoLTE Mobile World Congress Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi) cloud native Converged Network Message Store (CNMS)

Cloud-native communications software leader continues to accelerate mobile momentum and innovation at Mobile World Congress 2017

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Metaswitch Introduces Converged Network Message Store (CNMS) As A Platform For Delivering An Integrated Voice, Data And Video Messaging Experience Across All Devices

Metaswitch Networks | Feb 22, 2017 5:00:00 AM

Press Releases cloud native Converged Network Message Store (CNMS)

Highly scalable, cloud native software enables operators to unify message threads and surpass
the OTT user experience

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Metaswitch Acquires OpenCloud to Further Accelerate Mobile Virtualization

Metaswitch Networks | Feb 15, 2017 4:57:00 AM

Press Releases VoLTE cloud native

Cloud native communications software leader adds open mobile TAS and service creation environment; offers complete, virtualized mobile solutions for 3G, 4G LTE and beyond

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Telco Learnings From The  Four Horsemen of The New Web Scale World

Steve Gleave | Feb 13, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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As we've seen in the latest round of earnings reports, it's clear that "web scale" is the new big.We used to think telco-scale was big. Besides the North American power grid, the PSTN is one of the world's largest and most complex machines. The PSTN has been around for more than 100 years, but the web scale companies grew up to handle billions of subscribers and devices in not much more than a decade.

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How cloud native is your virtual network function?

Steve Gleave | Feb 9, 2017 3:00:47 AM

NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) VNF cloud native

At Metaswitch, we believe that virtual network functions must be truly "cloud native" if they are to deliver the benefits promised by network functions virtualization (NFV).  Cloud native is NFV done right.  In contrast, monolithic code ported into virtual machines is, frankly, NFV done wrong.  But would you recognize a cloud native VNF if it jumped you in a dark alley?  Can't a monolithic code port make a good first impression at superficial software cocktail parties?  And is the impact on your business of not knowing enough to make the right choice really that significant? [Spoiler alert: "Yes!"]

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Excited to be part of OpenECOMP

Martin Taylor | Feb 1, 2017 11:00:00 AM

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Metaswitch is very pleased to be among the founding members of OpenECOMP.   As one of the first four announced vendors in AT&T’s Domain 2.0 program to modernize and virtualize their network, Metaswitch has already had several years of exposure to ECOMP and has contributed significantly to the ECOMP design and development effort with a particular focus on the APIs exposed by VNFs for orchestration purposes.   Metaswitch will continue to focus in this area in contributing to OpenECOMP, bringing a VNF vendor’s perspective on this critical touchpoint between VNFs and orchestration as it continues to evolve to support new approaches to virtualization, particularly containerization.

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IoT's Fast Growth And Huge Potential

Steve Gleave | Jan 31, 2017 12:35:55 PM

Mobile World Congress Internet of Things (IoT)

Verizon's recent earnings announcement shows, in some small way, the vast market that is yet-to-be-tapped for the internet of things (IoT). The service provider is seeing incredible growth and much of it is coming from a single segment, likely fleet and package tracking for transportation companies:

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Metaswitch Customers Successfully Terminating Robocalls

Steve Gleave | Dec 21, 2016 7:00:00 AM

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Unwanted robocalls account for one in five phone calls in the U.S. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has said it receives more than 200,000 complaints about robocalls per year, making it the single biggest complaint about consumer telecom services. So what’s to be done? 

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