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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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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

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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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Virtualization, VNFs and VoLTE

Metaswitch Networks | Mar 29, 2016 7:00:00 AM

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In a recent interview with Light Reading, Metaswitch senior VP of marketing Steve Gleave shared some insight into how network operators are thinking about virtualization and VoLTE today and why it’s important that virtual network functions (VNFs) are designed for the cloud from day one.

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See Metaswitch VNFs in Action at MWC 2016

Metaswitch Networks | Feb 22, 2016 12:00:00 AM

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

Metaswitch is bringing constructive disruption to Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona with our unique, completely virtualized solutions for VoLTE and interconnect. We’re constructively disrupting the conventional wisdom for building and interconnecting VoLTE networks and seriously challenging expectations for VoLTE business models.

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Metaswitch Brings Constructive Disruption to Mobile World Congress

Metaswitch Networks | Feb 16, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Press Releases NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) Events IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) Network interconnect VoLTE VNF

Disruptive innovation delivers unique, completely virtualized solutions for VoLTE and interconnect

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Vip Mobile CTO Shares NFV Insight

Phil Harvey | Aug 5, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Perimeta NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) Project Clearwater VoLTE Network Software Provider (NSP) Consumer communications

In a recent interview with Light Reading, Vip Mobile CTO Dejan Kastelic discussed his company’s approach Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and how ready traditional vendors really are for NFV.

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Spark Selects Metaswitch Virtual IMS Core for VoLTE Proof-of-Concept

Metaswitch Networks | Jun 22, 2015 6:00:00 AM

Press Releases VoLTE Consumer communications

Metaswitch’s advanced consumer communications portfolio helps network operator along the path to a unified IP network and quicker, more agile product development

Metaswitch Networks, the world’s leading network software provider, today announced that Spark New Zealand has deployed Metaswitch’s Clearwater virtualized IP Multimedia Subsystem (vIMS) and its virtualized Perimeta session border controller (vSBC) as part of a virtualized voice over LTE (VoLTE) proof-of-concept, successfully using the deployment to make high-definition voice calls to a wide variety of mobile devices.

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