Want to know what happens to the video footage left on the cutting room floor, after the professionals have taken all they need... or can handle? Well, we sweep it up and recycle it - naturally! Check out this short outtake reel from a recent Intel interview and learn how Metaswitch is pioneering cloud-native virtualized network functions to deliver on the promise of 5G and IoT. The sentiment is sincere and the proposition genuine but the performance leaves a lot to be desired. Don't say I didn't warn you!Read More
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."Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.
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.Read More
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.Read More