Xplornet Goes Live with Metaswitch and Cisco for New Canadian Mobile VoLTE Network

Leading broadband provider accelerates move to mobile with Metaswitch cloud-based VoLTE solution and Cisco Virtual Evolved Packet Core

LOS ALTOS, Calif. and WINNIPEG, Canada – JANUARY 16, 2019 – Cloud native communications software leader Metaswitch and networking giant Cisco today announced that leading Canadian service provider Xplornet Communications has chosen their technology for the build out of its extensive mobile service expansion in Manitoba. Deployed in a fully-virtualized private cloud environment, the highly-scalable integrated solution will enable Xplornet to offer one of the most technologically-advanced mobile networks in Canada.


Xplornet Communications Inc. is one of Canada’s leading broadband service providers. For more than a decade, Xplornet has provided innovative broadband solutions to rural customers at work, home and play across Canada. Xplornet offers voice and data communication services through its unique wireless and satellite network that provides broadband in areas of Canada that no other provider can.

“This is a cloud-native, scalable and redundant solution that will allow us to meet our customers’ expectations of a world-class mobile service,” said Tim Dinesen, executive vice president, Network at Xplornet. “This solution enables us to provide 4G services in addition to VoLTE, while allowing rapid expansion of our mobile service footprint. Bypassing the traditional hardware-centric approach significantly lowers both our capex and opex and is backed by Metaswitch’s and Cisco’s professional services.”

The joint solution includes Metaswitch Clearwater Core and Rhino Telecom Application Server, with Cisco Ultra Virtualized Packet Core running on Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS).

“Xplornet’s vision of offering advanced VoLTE services, coupled with flexible and efficient deployments models, proves once again that cloud communication is here, and provides real and measurable value to service providers,” said Ian Maclean, Metaswitch chief marketing officer. “We look forward to continuing to work closely with Xplornet as its service area and voice service portfolio continue to expand and the company brings quality services to customers in hard to reach areas.”

“With a virtualized architecture, Xplornet can launch new services faster via automated, cloud-powered software that offers the scale to accommodate intense traffic demands, said Kishen Mangat, vice president and general manager, Cisco Service Provider Mobility. “Working closely with Metaswitch, we can offer Xplornet a true cloud-native solution with the performance and agility they require to launch VoLTE and other advanced voice services.”

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