Steve Gleave

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

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

cloud native

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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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

Fixed-Line Transformation security Consumer communications Robocall Blocking Service privacy

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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Metaswitch Wins Swisscom’s Call for Innovation Competition

Steve Gleave | Dec 19, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Fixed-Line Transformation Award

Swisscom recently named Metaswitch the winner of its first Call for Innovation competition for its Cloud Native Network Evolution. Swisscom now plans to start a proof of concept (PoC) project based on Metaswitch’s cloud native communications software expertise .

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Cloud Native On Top Down Under

Steve Gleave | Dec 15, 2016 7:00:00 AM

SBC (Session Border Controller) Fixed-Line Transformation IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) Mobile Infrastructure

As network functions virtualization (NFV) matures, the conversation is rightly moving to the importance of “cloud native” communications software. At Metaswitch, we’ve understood since the earliest days of NFV that virtual network functions (VNFs) need to be designed for the cloud from scratch so that service providers can realize the full benefits of network virtualization.  Visionary operators like 2degrees realize this, too.

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Metaswitch Speeds NFV Time to Market

Steve Gleave | Nov 21, 2016 8:01:57 AM

NFV (Network Functions Virtualization)

Through partnerships, ecosystem participation and pre-packaged NFV solutions, Metaswitch is helping service providers accelerate the delivery of services based on network functions virtualization (NFV).

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Owning The Big Green Button

Steve Gleave | Nov 18, 2016 2:37:14 PM

UC (Unified Communications)

Beth Schultz is editor at No Jitter, the leading online news resource for enterprise communications.  Beth jumped quickly onto Metaswitch’s recent Apple CallKit Integration announcement with a great article that highlights a lot of the benefits of our implementation. 

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Summary lessons from deploying NFV

Steve Gleave | Nov 2, 2016 12:29:07 PM

Fixed-Line Transformation NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) Mobile Infrastructure Industry Trends

Metaswitch has gained a wealth of NFV experience by helping customers take our virtual network functions (VNFs) from proof of concept to lab trials to production networks. Along the way we have learned a lot about what works and what doesn’t and how to overcome unexpected issues as they arise.  

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Helping UC what we see

Steve Gleave | May 27, 2016 10:12:55 AM

UC (Unified Communications)

We always try to keep things real at Metaswitch.  As an SVP Marketing I've long tried to rail against the rhetoric-laden, adjective-heavy hype that characterizes so many announcements and conversations. So congratulations to Blair Pleasant over at UC Strategies for producing an interview that captures that spirit.

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