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).Read More
One of the biggest frustrations that service providers currently have with implementing network functions virtualization (NFV) is on-boarding virtual network functions (VNFs). It’s a common refrain that on-boarding VNFs is very difficult. The reason why this process is proving harder than anyone expected is largely due to the origins of the VNF software – that is, was the VNF originally designed for an appliance or for the cloud?Read More
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.Read More
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 platformRead More
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!Read More
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.Read More
Innovation is something we all like to talk about in the tech sector. At Metaswitch, we don’t just talk about innovation, we do it every day.
The Metaswitch User Group elected four new board members and set its agenda for the year during our Forum event in May. For the first time, the group elected an international representative to the board, which reflects the company’s expansion into new markets.Read More
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.2Read More