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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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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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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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Metaswitch, HPE and Intel Deliver Virtualized VoLTE

Chelsea Thompson | Apr 26, 2016 7:00:00 AM

SBC (Session Border Controller) Perimeta NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) virtualization IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) Project Clearwater Clearwater Core VoLTE Mobile Infrastructure

Collaboration, partnerships and ecosystems are all vital to the development of network functions virtualization (NFV). Virtualization marks a radical departure from the way networks have traditionally been built, using dedicated, vendor-specific hardware, and there is not one individual company that has all of the expertise needed to deliver an NFV solution. That’s why ecosystems and partner relationships have become so important as the industry transitions to NFV.

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Metaswitch Perimeta Wins 2016 Visionary Spotlight Award for Service Provider Mobile

Micaela Giuhat | Apr 12, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Perimeta Interconnect Award Mobile Infrastructure

Metaswitch is very pleased to have been named a winner of a Visionary Spotlight Award from Beka Publishing and ChannelVision Magazine for the second year in a row. Metaswitch was recognized for the Perimeta virtualized session border controller (vSBC), which led the pack in the “Service Provider Mobile” category.

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Metaswitch, GigaSpaces Demo Orchestrated VoLTE

Chelsea Thompson | Apr 5, 2016 7:00:00 AM

SBC (Session Border Controller) Perimeta NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) Project Clearwater Clearwater Core VoLTE Cloudify Mobile Infrastructure VNF Industry Trends

Metaswitch and GigaSpaces showed a fully orchestrated VoLTE solution on the VMware stand at Mobile World Congress last month that exemplified what agility can really mean for network operators deploying NFV. In case you missed the demo, the highlights and significance are discussed in a recent VMware interview posted on TelecomTV.

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A Mobile Madness Storm Is Expected to Hit Barcelona Late February

Andrea Lemos | Jan 22, 2016 6:00:00 AM

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What do technology and tapas have in common? Just ask the 94,000 attendees at Mobile World Congress last year in Barcelona. This year, the annual mobile event kicks off Feb. 22 and spans four jam-packed days bringing together a world-class exhibition, award-winning conference program, and outstanding networking opportunities to the Mobile World Capital of Barcelona. And Metaswitch will be a part of the mobile madness again this year!

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Metaswitch's mVoIP Wins Visionary Spotlight Award

Phil Harvey | Jan 8, 2015 1:00:00 PM

IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) Award Mobile Infrastructure

Metaswitch has been named by Beka Publishing and ChannelVision magazine as the winner of two 2015 Visionary Spotlight Awards.

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Metaswitch Demos mVoIP at LTE Voice Summit

Metaswitch Networks | Oct 6, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Meta Data Events EMEA Mobile Infrastructure

Metaswitch will demonstrate and discuss the new mVoIP product and the benefits of adopting a phased approach to VoLTE deployments

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