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Where in the world is Metaswitch? You can find us at these trade shows in May

Andrea Lemos | Apr 26, 2017 8:00:00 AM

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Metaswitch is off to various industry trade shows in May—11 to be exact—all over the globe.  Will we see you there?

With NFV in San Jose, Interconnect discussions in Chicago, live demonstrations in Nice and IMS talks in Madrid, we hope to see you at one of these wonderful locations to discuss something near and dear to our hearts: cloud native communications software.

Kicking off the month in San Jose is the annual Layer 123 NFV World Congress from May 2 to 5.  Metaswitch is a silver sponsor, and CTO Martin Taylor will be speaking on “Taking the pain out of VNF on-boarding” on Thursday, May 4 at 4:55 p.m.  Can’t make his presentation? Not to worry—schedule a meeting with him on-site through the Metaswitch NFV page: http://www.metaswitch.com/nfv-world-congress-2017.

Next, we take a quick flight over to the Windy City and visit our product marketing experts during ITW, from May 14 to 17, to discuss how cloud native virtualization can be at the core of your network. Schedule a meeting today and be our guest in our branded meeting room, MR-4403, located in the Swissotel. On Tuesday, May 16, you might see familiar branding at the coffee cart along the Skywalk Bridge of the Hyatt Regency as well. Learn more about Perimeta and Clearwater vIMS throughout the week at ITW Chicago.

It’s off to France shortly after as CTO Martin Taylor and VP EMEA Marketing Tomasz Maslewski are participating in the Enabling Digital Marketplaces Catalyst project at TMForumLive!, May 15-17 in Nice.  As part of this Catalyst, Metaswitch is working in a collaborative way with service providers, technology partners and open standard communities to enable automated cloud delivery by addressing operational and business aspects of end-to-end VNF Lifecycle Management. More details on SVP Marketing Steve Gleave's recent post, Looking Forward to our "Moonshot" Catalyst Presentation at TMForumLive!.

Austin, Texas, is the hot-spot for the telecommunications industry mid-May as it’s set to host the Big Communications Event and 5G North America at the Austin Convention Center.  Metaswitch will be at BCE throughout the week with CMO Ian Maclean joining the panel Designing Cloud Native Mobile Networks on Wednesday, May 17, at 3:15 p.m. Don’t miss it! Stop by the Metaswitch booth, B100, for some exclusive time with him or our senior sales executives throughout the week.

Interested in IMS? We will be there too—ending the month in Madrid at the annual IMS World Forum on May 23 and 24. VP Product Management John Tucker will be presenting on IMS Real Time Applications Tuesday, May 23, at 2 p.m., and Director of Product Marketing Mike Dell will be joining the panel “How Is IMS Changing With NFV?” Speak to both experts at our booth during the week as well!

Metaswitch will also be present at the North Dakota TOC Conference, HPE CommsWorld 2017, CommunicAsia, the ANMTA Spring Conference, the GTB Innovation Awards Dinner, and the ATA Annual Meeting—all just throughout the four and a half short weeks in May!  A full listing of these trade shows and more can be found on the Metaswitch event’s page: www.metaswitch.com/events. Make sure you received the latest and greatest news by subscribing to our blog.  We hope to see you at one of these events soon!

 

 


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Cloud Native On Top Down Under

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

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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

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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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