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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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2degrees to Realize Full Promise of NFV with Metaswitch’s Uniquely Cloud Native Virtual IMS Solution

Metaswitch | Dec 13, 2016 5:00:00 AM

SBC (Session Border Controller) Perimeta Press Releases IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) Clearwater Core

New Zealand’s fastest growing telco cites Metaswitch’s pioneering technology, speed, NFV deployment experience and advanced mobile solutions as basis for selection

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Metaswitch Brings First Cloud Native IMS Solution to Market with Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Metaswitch | Oct 10, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Press Releases NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem)

Virtualization leaders offer carriers an accelerated path to deploy innovative business and consumer communication services with a pre-integrated IMS solution on HPE’s Helion OpenStack platform

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Outtakes in NFV - Talking Clearwater Cloud-Native IMS Core

Simon Dredge | Sep 12, 2016 7:43:00 AM

NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) Clearwater Core VoLTE Mobile Infrastructure Industry Trends

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!

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The IP Multimedia Subsystem Comes of Age

Simon Dredge | Aug 15, 2016 8:00:00 AM

SBC (Session Border Controller) NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) VoLTE Mobile Infrastructure

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.

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Guaranteeing QoS for the IoT - With the Obligatory Pokemon Go References

Simon Dredge | Jul 20, 2016 2:00:00 AM

NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) Internet of Things (IoT) Industry Trends

References that, like everyone else right now, I’m using to grab a few additional page views. Do I feel as slimy as an Ekans?1 Yes -- but my mother is proud of me. Then again, she is also a proud supporter of the Crystal Palace Football Club, so I generally take her adulation with a grain of salt. Sorry, Mum.2

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Metaswitch, GigaSpaces Launch NFV Learning Lab

Chelsea Thompson | Jun 7, 2016 7:00:00 AM

NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) virtualization open source IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) Project Clearwater Cloudify VNF Forum 2016 Industry Trends

We know that network functions virtualization (NFV) is highly complex, even for large network operators and experienced network engineers. Figuring out how to implement and orchestrate virtual network functions (VNFs) in a virtualized environment is time-consuming, complicated and expensive. That’s why we’re excited to be working with GigaSpaces on the new NFV Lab, an on-demand learning lab that provides network engineers an easier way to learn about NFV.

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Metaswitch and Manx Telecom Win Leadership in Network Virtualization Award

Carol Daniels | May 26, 2016 7:30:00 AM

Perimeta NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) Clearwater Core Award

Metaswitch and Manx Telecom were honored to receive the 2016 Fixed Network Infrastructure Innovation Award for "Leadership in Network Virtualization" at the Global Telecoms Business (GTB) Innovation Awards dinner in London last night. The award recognizes their innovative solution and collaboration to migrate Manx Telecom’s 50,000 fixed voice customers onto Metaswitch’s virtualized IMS (vIMS) core and session border controllers (SBCs).

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Metaswitch Joins NEC Netcracker SDN Partner Space Ecosystem

Chelsea Thompson | Apr 28, 2016 7:00:00 AM

SBC (Session Border Controller) Perimeta NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) virtualization IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) SDN (Software Defined Networking) Clearwater Core VoLTE Partners Industry Trends

Wait, there’s another NFV ecosystem? Yes, of course, ecosystems and partnerships are critical for accelerating the growth of network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN). No single company has all of the answers and expertise when it comes to virtualization and software-centric networking, and the more partners and ecosystems we can work with, the better. That’s why Metaswitch is pleased to become the latest member of the NEC/Netcracker SDN Partner Space ecosystem.

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Open Source MANO Group Gets to Work

Paul Drew | Apr 28, 2016 7:00:00 AM

NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) open source IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) Project Clearwater Clearwater Core VNF

The new Open Source MANO (OSM) group hosted at the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) met for the first time earlier this year and set an ambitious schedule to publish its first release within the next two months and subsequent new releases every six months.

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