Steve Gleave

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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Pre-conference workshop showcases "post-apocalypse" success stories #m4um16

Steve Gleave | May 11, 2016 8:02:32 AM

Forum 2016

Over the years I've been to plenty of pre-conference workshops that are typically convened just to give attendees a legit excuse to get in early and play some golf.  And to be honest they're about as missable as a 45 footer on a Sunday at Augusta. Luckily, that's not the model for this year's Metaswitch Forum.  

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What's in your future? No tarot cards required at #m4um16

Steve Gleave | Apr 22, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Events Forum 2016

We all know that NFV/SDN is going to transform the ways in which networks will be built.  And we've all heard that these trends will deliver benefits of cost-efficiency, and flexibility and ...  Unfortunately, the industry narration seems a little stuck at this point, dominated mostly by ecosystem testing, proofs of concept and people arguing that "NFV is real and here are some examples to prove it."  Well, that and 5G.

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Forums Collide

Steve Gleave | Apr 19, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Events Forum 2016

Love this.  In 2011, we had a Metaswitch Forum themed "the Power of M" where we looked at many ways in which words beginning with the letter M were powering network operators' business.  A project being "driven" by our keynote speaker was recently laid out in the spirt of this year's theme "new models for network operators."

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