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Metaswitch Powers the Internet of Talk

Steve Gleave | Mar 21, 2017 7:21:07 AM

VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) VoLTE mobile applications Mobile Infrastructure IoTalk

If you’ve been following our series here, you’ll know what we mean by the “Internet of Talk.” With so much energy dedicated to technology for connecting billions of devices in the Internet of Things (IoT), it’s important not to forget that people want to connect and talk to each other too. Even though messaging dominates how we communicate and traditional voice and SMS usage is shrinking, the richness of human interaction goes beyond emojis, acronyms and shortened, phonetic spellings.  AIBU? ;-) We want to use our voices and we need mobile networks that not only guarantee a decent experience but also make it even better. The Internet of Talk is about the infrastructure and services that enhance communication between people, not just things, and Metaswitch is at the heart of it.

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Enriching the Internet of Talk - Part I: The RCS Universal Profile

Simon Dredge | Mar 16, 2017 7:53:11 AM

VoLTE RCS (Rich Communications Suite) mobile applications Mobile Infrastructure Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi) IoTalk

 

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Ice Wireless Selects Metaswitch for Virtualized VoLTE Deployment

Metaswitch | Feb 22, 2017 5:00:00 AM

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Network transformation helping to close the digital divide, bringing high speed coverage and high quality voice services to Arctic regions of northern Canada

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Metaswitch Road to 5G Runs Right Through Barcelona

Metaswitch | Feb 22, 2017 5:00:00 AM

Press Releases VoLTE Mobile World Congress Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi) cloud native Converged Network Message Store (CNMS)

Cloud-native communications software leader continues to accelerate mobile momentum and innovation at Mobile World Congress 2017

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Metaswitch Acquires OpenCloud to Further Accelerate Mobile Virtualization

Metaswitch | Feb 15, 2017 4:57:00 AM

Press Releases VoLTE cloud native

Cloud native communications software leader adds open mobile TAS and service creation environment; offers complete, virtualized mobile solutions for 3G, 4G LTE and beyond

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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 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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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, 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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