Metaswitch Networks Announces Project Clearwater
Software innovator contributes cloud-based IMS core platform to an open source project intended to accelerate telco innovation
San Francisco and Enfield, England, May 8, 2013 — Metaswitch Networks today is contributing the initial codebase for Project Clearwater, an open-source IMS core initiative designed for the cloud. The code is available to the worldwide community of industry software developers and systems integrators at http://www.projectclearwater.org.
Project Clearwater provides a foundation for network operators and others building scalable voice and video applications to deliver critical call and session control functions, along with Telephony Application Server (TAS) capabilities, within any virtualized data center. Clearwater’s innovative design offers massive scale and "telco-grade" reliability in private or public cloud environments, together with exceptionally low running costs of around 2 cents per subscriber per year based on Amazon.com’s AWS pricing.
“Traditional paths to IMS have been expensive and exceedingly vendor-centric,” says Martin Taylor, CTO of Metaswitch Networks. “Our aim is to provide operators and developers with the keys to quickly move to highly-scaled VoIP and VoLTE networks and create tomorrow’s most advanced Web-scale communications applications.
“We think that by openly sharing our knowledge, experience and codebase, we can kick-start more industry innovation and accelerate the promise of the new software telco,” Taylor says.
Project Clearwater follows IMS architectural principles and supports all of the standardized interfaces generally expected of an IMS core network. But unlike traditional implementations of IMS, Clearwater was designed from the ground up for the cloud. Metaswitch Networks will continue to drive the evolution of this codebase in line with standard open-source procedures to meet the requirements of today’s most innovative service providers.
About Metaswitch Networks
Metaswitch is powering the transition of communication networks into a cloud-based, software-centric future. With a reputation earned by solving tough technical problems, Metaswitch develops openly programmable solutions that run on standard hardware or in virtualized environments and act as the key control points in elastic voice, video and data networks. Hundreds of network operators worldwide defend, extend and brand their business by building on Metaswitch to deliver a reliable, scalable, and immersive communications experience. For more information, please visit www.metaswitch.com.