AIS using Metaswitch Perimeta session border controller to interconnect with other carriersRead More
I know many of you have been itching to hear more about my adventures with Pokémon Go, following this wildly unsuccessful attempt to garner more page visits by lashing a highly targeted piece (QoS for the Internet of Things) with a universally broad and trending general interest topic. Having made it through the end of the 2016 summer holidays, when most people of sound mind had stopped playing, I hung in there until mid-November, ultimately bidding adieu to Pikachu and hanging up my training pants having reached the moderately respectable level of 23. Knowing that status would forever be immortalized somewhere in the cloud, I somewhat unceremoniously and to the surprise of my kids, who had simultaneously mocked me while fraudulently assuming my persona when it suited them, deleted the app. What life lessons did I learn, in all that time spent catching critters, that I can now impart in a public forum like this? Absolutely nothing. Seriously. I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone. It really was a colossal waste of time.
While Network Operators love the concept of NFV, they are struggling to realize the promised cost savings. As part of our ongoing commitment to delivering innovative cloud native infrastructure solutions, Metaswitch is demonstrating a new approach to NFV, based around containers rather than virtual machines. Employing containers makes NFV much more responsive than previous approaches and opens up radical cost reductions, saving nearly 50 cent or -- 1 million dollars -- in platform costs over five years, for a 1 million consumer VoLTE IR.92 and IR.94 deployment. In this video you will see the Metaswitch VoLTE solution built-out for 1 million subscribers, running in containers, in an on premise cloud. In this demo, we are using bare metal containers but we could just as well be running the containers within VMs, if that methodology is preferred.Read More
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.Read More
Cloud-native communications software leader continues to accelerate mobile momentum and innovation at Mobile World Congress 2017Read More
Cloud native communications software leader adds open mobile TAS and service creation environment; offers complete, virtualized mobile solutions for 3G, 4G LTE and beyondRead 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