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Are Telcos Ready for Containers?
Just as operators and vendors are getting comfortable with deploying virtualized network functions (VNFs) in virtual machines, containers have ...
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From Virtualization to Cloudification
As Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) matures and communication service providers (CSPs) seek the best ways to implement virtual network ...
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2degrees VoWi-Fi service calls on Metaswitch and Affirmed
It’s summertime in New Zealand and the country’s third largest mobile operator 2degrees is making it easier for customers to stay connected with the ...
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The video conferencing tipping point has arrived
Our technology partner, Zoom recently worked with Forbes Insights on a global survey of 333 executives and interviews with several IT professionals ...
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GlobalData Confirms The Cloud Native vSBC Difference
Virtualizing session border controllers was difficult to do, and that's why few vendors have been able to do it well enough to deploy in critical ...
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Metaswitch Cloud-Native VoLTE Wins WCA Innovation Award
This week at Total Telecom’s World Communication Awards we took home the prestigious “Innovation Award” for our Cloud-Native VoLTE solution. The WCA ...
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Get ready for open networking 2.0
The concept of open source is often portrayed as something new and suspiciously different in the telecom industry. The sentiment is understandable ...
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From cats to crustaceans: The role of microservices in autotomizing NFV
The exact origin of an analogy is often hard to ascertain -- especially when it is one which is born, buried, rediscovered, revived, reimagined and ...
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Metaswitch Swagger Codegen for Rust accepted upstream
As big proponents of the Rust programming language, we were pleased to get our Swagger code generator for Rust clients and servers accepted ...
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Metaswitch Cloud Native VoLTE Shortlisted in World Communication Awards
The industry continues to recognize Metaswitch’s leadership in cloud native software innovation. Our Cloud Native Voice over LTE (VoLTE) solution has ...
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Metaswitch Wins Best VoLTE Roaming Solution Award
Metaswitch is thrilled to take home the award for Best VoLTE Roaming Solution at the inaugural LTE Voice 2017 Awards. The awards were launched to ...
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3 huge ways the Converged Network Message Store improves user experience
We live on our smartphones, and as network operators get better at supporting the smartphone ecosystem, consumers are using messaging services more ...
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Metaswitch Wins Mobile Breakthrough Award
Metaswitch was recently awarded the Unified Communications Solution of the Year in this year’s Mobile Breakthrough Awards. The independent awards ...
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Metaswitch Mobile UC Shortlisted for Global Carrier Award
Metaswitch Networks’ Mobile Unified Communications (UC) solution is a finalist in this year’s Global Carrier Awards in the category of Best Unified ...
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Perimeta session border controller tested to resist “fuzzing” attacks
The move to all-IP networking from proprietary telecom technologies helps service providers reach more people, on more devices, more quickly than ...
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5 ways customers benefit from VoLTE & VoWiFi
The benefits of Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi) for service providers are clear and compelling: cost savings from better ...
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Metaswitch Cloud Native VoLTE Solution Shortlisted for Network Transformation Award
We’re excited that Metaswitch’s Cloud Native Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Solution has been shortlisted for Best New Product in the Network Transformation ...
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Telia and Metaswitch Set Vision for Cloud Native VNF Operations Automation
In a new white paper co-authored by Telia and Metaswitch, the companies articulate their vision for how Virtual Network Function (VNFs) need to be ...
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Beyond indoor voice coverage: What’s next for VoWiFi?
Few wireless technologies have experienced such a dramatic rise in telco industry perception as Wi-Fi. Once shunned by mobile operators as a ...
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Happy Together: Group Communications Unlock New Service Revenue
From the old days when rural phone customers had to share party lines to these days when people share nearly everything on social media, technology ...
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3 reasons to deploy applications built on microservices
While microservices architectures are nothing new to webscale companies, the network operator community is only now getting to grips with what it ...
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Top 4 reasons to adopt VoLTE
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) is much more than a better way to deliver voice services. By embracing VoLTE, mobile operators can realize cost savings by ...
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3 people whose jobs get easier with NFV
As anyone in the telecom world will tell you, network functions virtualization (NFV) is about transforming telecom networks into a modern, flexible ...
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How network operators can leverage their trusted status to win consumers
Network operators are sitting on a hugely potent weapon in the battle for consumers’ attention. In comparison with social networks and messaging ...
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Open is the New Black for Mobile Voice Services
It’s time for some fresh thinking about voice services. Once the dominant source of revenue for mobile operators, voice calls are now a rare form of ...
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How mobile operators can disrupt UC
It’s good to avoid complacency in the tech industry, and to always be on the lookout for innovations that can disrupt your market. In the Unified ...
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5G Pushes Carriers Toward Cloud-Native NFV
The promise of 5G is ultra-reliable, low-latency communications with speeds that we've never seen before in a mobile network. But today's mobile ...
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4 big reasons why network operators should provide Mobile UC
Mobile Unified Communications (Mobile UC) is a game-changing set of capabilities for mobile network operators. It can increase their average revenue ...
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Finding Value Beyond VoLTE
The case for moving to Voice over LTE (VoLTE) is undeniable.
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5 most important features of a telephony application server (TAS)
For network operators deploying Voice over LTE (VoLTE) or upgrading their fixed-line TDM-based network to an IP-based Next Generation Network (NGN), ...
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3 ways NFV can make network operators more profitable
The industry fervor around Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) stems from its promise of dramatically increasing profitability for every size and ...
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4 reasons network operators need to offer better messaging services
Mobile messaging services have gained prominence in recent years thanks to social networks and mobile apps. But the future of mobile messaging could ...
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4 enterprise communications challenges solved by unified communications and collaboration
Enterprise communication is complicated. The days when each employee had only a fixed-line desk phone are long gone, and the era of the on-premises ...
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Virtualization Fuels the Rise of the Modern Mobile Network Operator
The advent of network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) is transforming the world’s largest network operators by ...
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Tackling Tomorrow's Biggest Opportunities with Cloud Native NFV
Two of the biggest opportunities in communications today – providing next generation wireless networks and consumer video entertainment – demand ...
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3 reasons why an IMS core should be virtualized
The IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) revolutionized the way network infrastructures were architected. It defined the granular decomposition of network ...
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4 reasons why network operators should adopt NFV
Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is widely recognized as the most significant evolution in carrier network infrastructures in decades. All ...
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Building Cloud Native to deliver on the promise of NFV
The primary objective of Network Functions Virtualization, laid-out in a white paper developed by a consortium of network operators nearly 5 years ...
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Evaluating VoLTE Security
This blog post discusses the security implications of switching to VoLTE for mobile operators. Traditionally, the voice traffic elements of mobile ...
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NFV the right way: A cloud native foundation for a 5G future
There is little doubt in the telecoms industry that network functions virtualisation (NFV) will be the foundation for communications networks of the ...
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Extending the Switch Abstraction Interface to the Wide Area Network
As I am not a real writer, in the sense that my output is generally neither coherent nor legible, I usually avoid offending individuals by reporting ...
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What Does “Cloud Native” Mean?
The term “cloud native” is all the rage in Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) circles these days. But what does it really mean and why does it ...
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All aboard for fast VNF onboarding
Together with six leading Tier 1 service providers, Metaswitch is part of an ambitious TMForum Catalyst project that is spearheading an industry-wide ...
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Cloud Native Imperative Changes the NFV Narrative
The times are changing for NFV. Even though the industry has been working on NFV for only about four years, the original assumptions about the ...
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Can Telcos Really Rely on Public Clouds?
From the mindset of traditional network operators, the public cloud is often viewed with some wariness. There are a host of objections to the public ...
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Powering Commerce
Some days I pick up my phone and I’ve so many apps I don’t know where to start looking. It used to be that you had two main ports of call - your web ...
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Cloud Native is More Than Just a Buzzword
In a recent interview with TelecomTV, CTO Martin Taylor was asked about the industry buzzword, “cloud native,” and why it is so important to the ...
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We're Talkin' Metaswitch Symposium
Metaswitch is once again in the middle of a busy events season running alongside one of my favorite all-American pastimes: baseball season! ...
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All Abuzz about ONAP
We’ve seen some big changes this year in the realm of management and orchestration (MANO) for network functions virtualization (NFV) and software ...
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Mobile UC Empowers the Mobile Workforce
With a growing mobile workforce, businesses are seeking to enable communication and collaboration for all employees across their mobile environments. ...
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Cloud Native is NFV Done Right
There’s a growing sense of impatience and frustration with network functions virtualization (NFV) as service providers are not yet seeing the cost ...
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Armstrong Flexes its Unified Communications Muscles with Metaswitch
Armstrong’s new UC offering is the latest in a long line of examples of innovative regional providers expanding their service portfolios and market ...
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Where in the world is Metaswitch? You can find us at these trade shows in May
Metaswitch is off to various industry trade shows in May—11 to be exact—all over the globe.  Will we see you there? With NFV in San Jose, ...
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Maximum Agility: Cloud Native VNFs Put CSPs in the Fast Lane
Agility is one of the most important drivers of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). Traditional network operators want to be faster and more ...
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Container Mania Grips the Internet of Talk: Going cloud native for VoLTE with Kubernetes
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 ...
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Looking Forward to our "Moonshot" Catalyst Presentation at TM Forum Live!
The 2017 TM Forum Live! exposition - that’s their exclamation mark, not mine! Although that last one is - is fast approaching and at which our CTO ...
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Carrier-Grade Engineering is Table Stakes for NFV
There is ongoing debate, even some angst, about whether NFV can deliver the carrier-grade reliability that communication service providers (CSPs) ...
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Video Demo: A Complete VoLTE Deployment Running in Containers
While Network Operators love the concept of NFV, they are struggling to realize the promised cost savings. As part of our ongoing commitment to ...
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Breakthrough Economics: How CSPs Can Bank on Cloud Native VNFs
NFV has the potential to change the economics of the communications service provider (CSP) market through major capex and opex savings and new ...
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The Four Horsemen and the Rise of Cloud Native Collaboration
In the first post in this series, we covered the incredible growth of the four horsemen -- Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon -- and discussed why ...
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Metaswitch Powers the Internet of Talk
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 ...
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The Mobile Data Network Finds Its Voice
Before we all rush to meet a 5G future of network slicing, massive machine communications and autonomous vehicles, let’s take a moment to appreciate ...
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What's your 20?
By 2020, a new era of dynamic and responsive mobile networks will emerge, and Metaswitch is leading the drive. At Mobile World Congress 2017, Martin ...
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The Enhanced Voice Services Codec - Improving audio for the Internet of Talk
OK, I’ll be the first to admit it -- I have a somewhat unhealthy fascination with codecs. While I’ve always been one for a thrilling tale of analog ...
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IoT - The Internet of Talk
Twelve gazillion connected devices. I think that’s the last official count for the number of “Internet of Things” endpoints mobile network operators ...
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5G Network Slicing - Separating the Internet of Things from the Internet of Talk
You know when you hear something relatively obscure for the first time and then come across it again soon after. And again soon after that. I had one ...
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Metaswitch is off to Barcelona next week for Mobile World Congress 2017
What’s your 20? On the road to 5G, where are you? Those are the questions Metaswitch will be asking at Mobile World Congress this year, Feb. 27 to ...
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Telco Learnings From The  Four Horsemen of The New Web Scale World
As we've seen in the latest round of earnings reports, it's clear that "web scale" is the new big.We used to think telco-scale was big. Besides the ...
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How cloud native is your virtual network function?
At Metaswitch, we believe that virtual network functions must be truly "cloud native" if they are to deliver the benefits promised by network ...
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Excited to be part of OpenECOMP
Metaswitch is very pleased to be among the founding members of OpenECOMP.   As one of the first four announced vendors in AT&T’s Domain 2.0 program ...
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IoT's Fast Growth And Huge Potential
Verizon's recent earnings announcement shows, in some small way, the vast market that is yet-to-be-tapped for the internet of things (IoT). The ...
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Metaswitch Customers Successfully Terminating Robocalls
Unwanted robocalls account for one in five phone calls in the U.S. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has said it receives more than 200,000 ...
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Metaswitch Wins Swisscom’s Call for Innovation Competition
Swisscom recently named Metaswitch the winner of its first Call for Innovation competition for its Cloud Native Network Evolution. Swisscom now plans ...
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Cloud Native On Top Down Under
As network functions virtualization (NFV) matures, the conversation is rightly moving to the importance of “cloud native” communications software. At ...
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Metaswitch Speeds NFV Time to Market
Through partnerships, ecosystem participation and pre-packaged NFV solutions, Metaswitch is helping service providers accelerate the delivery of ...
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Owning The Big Green Button
Beth Schultz is editor at No Jitter, the leading online news resource for enterprise communications.  Beth jumped quickly onto Metaswitch’s recent ...
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Cloud-Native VNFs Ease On-boarding Process
One of the biggest frustrations that service providers currently have with implementing network functions virtualization (NFV) is on-boarding virtual ...
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Cloud Native is a Hot Topic
I attended SDN World Congress in The Hague a couple weeks ago and among many meetings there I had a conversation with David Snow, Principle Analyst ...
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Summary lessons from deploying NFV
Metaswitch has gained a wealth of NFV experience by helping customers take our virtual network functions (VNFs) from proof of concept to lab trials ...
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Metaswitch Wins 2016 TMC Labs Innovation Award for Unified Communications
Metaswitch Wins 2016 TMC Labs Innovation Award for Unified Communications
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Metaswitch Perimeta vSBC Wins Diamond Award
 
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Outtakes in NFV - Talking Clearwater Cloud-Native IMS Core
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? ...
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Empower Employees to Transform Your Business
No matter what type of network or business transformation you’re going through, it’s imperative that you bring your people through the transition, ...
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End the Blight of Unwanted Calls
Let's face it: your phone often rings when you're least available to take a call. And with increasing frequency, these interruptions aren't even ...
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And Now for Something Completely Different…
Saddleback Communications is a great case study in reinventing the network operator and embracing new business models for profitable growth. At our ...
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The IP Multimedia Subsystem Comes of Age
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 ...
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How EarthLink Changed Its Marketing Tune
When it comes to marketing business communications services, it’s not always the loudest message with the biggest budget that gets the most ...
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From the CEO: Metaswitch Sets the Pace for Rapid Innovation
Innovation is something we all like to talk about in the tech sector. At Metaswitch, we don’t just talk about innovation, we do it every day.
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True Tales of Transformation
We often talk about network transformation and new business models for network operators. But it’s not just talk. Many operators really are ...
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Metaswitch & GCS Tackle Interconnect Challenges
Network interconnect is a challenging market for carriers and retail service providers. They face declining revenues and margins, while the volume of ...
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Operators Need to Up Their Game in Business Comms
Business communications is a growth opportunity for network operators today. But as disruptive rivals push into the business communications services ...
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Employing Blockchains in Consumer IoT Infrastructures
Like many of you, I have taken a back seat over the last few years as Bitcoin bedlam has swelled, subsided and swelled once again. Let’s be ...
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Metaswitch User Group Elects New Board Members
The Metaswitch User Group elected four new board members and set its agenda for the year during our Forum event in May. For the first time, the group ...
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You'd Love to Have DevOps, But Don’t Know Where to Start!
You are not alone. You are in the same boat as many other telcos. And probably wondering where to start.
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Guaranteeing QoS for the IoT - With the Obligatory Pokemon Go References
References that, like everyone else right now, I’m using to grab a few additional page views. Do I feel as slimy as an Ekans?1 Yes -- but my mother ...
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What Are Operators Doing With Virtualization Today?
The vision for full network functions virtualization (NFV) can look complex and daunting to any network operator. But it is important to remember ...
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From the CEO: Telcos and the Need for Speed
The pace of change has never been faster in our industry than it is today. It’s not that we’re all getting older and finding it more difficult to ...
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Why Telco Futurism Matters Now
At our recent Metaswitch Forum, Dean Bubley of Disruptive Analysis presented a thought-provoking view of what futurism means for telecom service ...
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What DevOps Isn’t!
Future virtual networks will bring the much-needed business agility, network agility and service agility to telcos.
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Existing Skills Are Not Enough to Run Virtualized Networks
OK, so you have got your network virtualized! What’s next?
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How to Deliver Telco-Grade Services from the Cloud
CTO Martin Taylor has written a new white paper that aims to answer one of the biggest questions about network functions virtualization (NFV): how ...
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Hackathons Motivate Metaswitch and Drive Innovation
We’ve hosted eight hackathons over the last five years at Metaswitch, and I’m often asked why. What is the point of having hackathons? It’s not just ...
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Are You Ready for NFV?
When it comes to network functions virtualization (NFV) and software defined networking (SDN), it is no longer a question of “if,” but rather “how” ...
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Metaswitch, GigaSpaces Launch NFV Learning Lab
We know that network functions virtualization (NFV) is highly complex, even for large network operators and experienced network engineers. Figuring ...
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Can IT-Grade Clouds Deliver Telco-Grade Availability?
One of the chief concerns about network functions virtualization (NFV) for some network operators is the inability of IT-grade clouds to provide ...
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Deterministic, Time-Sensitive Networking for IoT
Having read my post on the Path Computation Element, “Pixie Dust and Unicorn Stuff,” and finding only one small error [see the footnotes for ...
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Metaswitch Gives vCPE its Voice
Virtual customer premises equipment (vCPE) is one of the most compelling use cases for network functions virtualization (NFV), and it’s easy to see ...
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Helping UC what we see
We always try to keep things real at Metaswitch.  As an SVP Marketing I've long tried to rail against the rhetoric-laden, adjective-heavy hype that ...
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Metaswitch and Manx Telecom Win Leadership in Network Virtualization Award
Metaswitch and Manx Telecom were honored to receive the 2016 Fixed Network Infrastructure Innovation Award for "Leadership in Network Virtualization" ...
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Metaswitch Drives New Models for Network Interconnect
Network interconnect has never been more challenging and exciting than it is today. Network operators are under tremendous pressure to cope with ...
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Pre-conference workshop showcases "post-apocalypse" success stories #m4um16
Over the years I've been to plenty of pre-conference workshops that are typically convened just to give attendees a legit excuse to get in early and ...
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Metaswitch Awarded for Growth Leadership in Latin America
Metaswitch is proud to receive the 2016 Latin American Growth Excellence Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan for its achievements in the cloud IP ...
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Coming soon... Interconnect with Metaswitch in Singapore and Bangkok!
Metaswitch will kick off the summer by hosting two Technology Days, and we hope that you can join us at the Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore on May ...
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Metaswitch Hits the Road to the Windy City
Chicago in May: full of Cubs fans, spring flowers and... telecommunications professionals? You heard right. Chicago is home to the world’s largest ...
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Going Ga-Ga for Intuitive GUIs to Manage Perimeta SBCs
Our Perimeta SBC team has been busier than usual lately. Among the many exciting things they’re working on is a new tool for configuring and managing ...
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From the CEO:  Why I’ll Always Be an Andy Grove Fan
Silicon Valley sadly lost a respected and revered leader with the death of Andy Grove in March. The co-founder and former CEO of Intel was an ...
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Open Source MANO Group Gets to Work
The new Open Source MANO (OSM) group hosted at the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) met for the first time earlier this year ...
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Metaswitch Joins NEC Netcracker SDN Partner Space Ecosystem
Wait, there’s another NFV ecosystem? Yes, of course, ecosystems and partnerships are critical for accelerating the growth of network functions ...
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Metaswitch, HPE and Intel Deliver Virtualized VoLTE
Collaboration, partnerships and ecosystems are all vital to the development of network functions virtualization (NFV). Virtualization marks a radical ...
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What's in your future? No tarot cards required at #m4um16
We all know that NFV/SDN is going to transform the ways in which networks will be built.  And we've all heard that these trends will deliver benefits ...
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NFV is No Longer a Science Experiment
The pace of NFV development has picked up dramatically over the last year. Virtualization seemed like a science experiment for most network operators ...
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Forums Collide
Love this.  In 2011, we had a Metaswitch Forum themed "the Power of M" where we looked at many ways in which words beginning with the letter M were ...
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Apollo 13 anniversary this weekend.  Gene Kranz at Forum next month. #goosebumps
Brilliant article on the BBC today, looking at an often unrecognized decision that saved the crew of Apollo 13.  17 April is the anniversary of the ...
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Forum 2016 is only thirty three days away
Being in Marketing, I normally like writing headlines.  Only when it comes to this one, the sense of anticipation that Forum brings is somewhat ...
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Collaboration Is Key to Virtualization
Since the network functions virtualization (NFV) ecosystem is so broad and diverse, partnerships and collaboration among vendors have been crucial to ...
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Metaswitch Perimeta Wins 2016 Visionary Spotlight Award for Service Provider Mobile
Metaswitch is very pleased to have been named a winner of a Visionary Spotlight Award from Beka Publishing and ChannelVision Magazine for the second ...
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Metaswitch, GigaSpaces Demo Orchestrated VoLTE
Metaswitch and GigaSpaces showed a fully orchestrated VoLTE solution on the VMware stand at Mobile World Congress last month that exemplified what ...
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The missing link: VNF to SDN
NFV and SDN both play key roles in the ongoing evolution of telco networks to support flexible, programmable and composable services on a generic ...
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What’s New in NFV?
As network operators adopt virtualization and software-centric networking in varying stages, there is an interesting mix of strategic and tactical ...
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Virtualization, VNFs and VoLTE
In a recent interview with Light Reading, Metaswitch senior VP of marketing Steve Gleave shared some insight into how network operators are thinking ...
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Metaswitch, HPE Demo NFV Orchestration
Metaswitch and HP Enterprise (HPE) demonstrated a live VoLTE network and network functions virtualization (NFV) orchestration at Mobile World ...
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Metaswitch VNFs in Action on the Isle of Man
The small Isle of Man in the middle of the Irish Sea with a population of about 85,000 people seems an unlikely place for leading-edge technology ...
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How to Improve Your Call Center
It’s probably safe to say we’ve all had a bad experience with call center technology at some time during our consumer lives. Whether it’s a call to ...
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FD.io Takes Over VPP and Unites with DPDK to Accelerate NFV Data Planes to Outright Nutty Speeds
On the realization that I was not about to quit these blog posts any time soon, my inbound marketing manager felt obliged to impart some worldly ...
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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About NFV
When a new technology comes along that is as revolutionary and complex as network functions virtualization (NFV), it’s helpful to go back to basics ...
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The Future of Collaboration is in the Cloud
These are exciting times for business communications. Cloud technologies and changes in the workplace are creating new ways for businesses and ...
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Ooh! Ooh! Ooh! BGP, MPLS, Segment Routing and PCE!
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Mobile World Congress 2016 Recap
With the aisle carpets up and the booths down, people are calling MWC 2016 a wrap. For us here at Metaswitch, however, we see it as just the ...
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Cloud UC and Contact Centers Spur Service Provider Growth
There was a time when only the largest enterprises had the IT and networking resources to support Unified Communications (UC) systems and customer ...
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See Metaswitch VNFs in Action at MWC 2016
Metaswitch is bringing constructive disruption to Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona with our unique, completely virtualized solutions for VoLTE ...
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Metaswitch Forum 2016: New Models for Network Operators
Metaswitch Forum 2016: New Models for Network Operators is just around the corner, and the events team is in high gear planning for the eleventh ...
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Now You See It, Now You Don’t
When it comes to monitoring communications network traffic, “now you see it, now you don’t” is the last phrase any network operator wants to hear. ...
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March Madness isn’t just for the basketball lovers...
With March Madness on the horizon, the Metaswitch events team is ready to hit the road for the sweet 16 events we have coming up between Feb. 2 and ...
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Al Mitchell Stands Up for SMEs
Traditional network operators haven’t done a good job of selling services to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) over the years. In terms of ...
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Metaswitch and VMware Rev Up NFV in the Real World
As a pioneering network software provider, Metaswitch knows that it takes more than a virtualized network function (VNF) to make NFV a reality for ...
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A Mobile Madness Storm Is Expected to Hit Barcelona Late February
What do technology and tapas have in common? Just ask the 94,000 attendees at Mobile World Congress last year in Barcelona. This year, the annual ...
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Serveurcom Expands UC Services in France With Metaswitch
When Serveurcom, a French IP centrex and unified communications service provider, wanted to expand its business service offerings, the company chose ...
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Civil Action No. 2:14-cv-33  Genband v Metaswitch
On Friday January 15th, 2016, a jury in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas returned a verdict that Metaswitch ...
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Telstra Overhauls International Interconnect With Metaswitch
Telstra Global Enterprise and Services (GES) is an exciting customer success story. The operator faced a seemingly impossible timeline for upgrading ...
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SBCs Set to Shine as Virtual PoP Stars
When session border controllers (SBCs) are implemented as software-based virtual network functions, a world of opportunities opens up for network ...
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5 Things You Should Know About Project Calico
In 2015, the Project Calico team was terribly busy, promoting the open source project's latest release and traveling the world to meet with ...
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What NFV Means for Telcos
NFV creates tremendous opportunities for network operators and traditional network equipment providers, but there are also some significant ...
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Accelerating the NFV Data Plane: SR-IOV and DPDK… in my own words
It is true -- much has been said about both SR-IOV and DPDK in the past, even right here on our very own blog. I see this as a challenge: An ...
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A Little Lesson on Microservices
Microservices is a hot topic in the context of NFV at the moment. But what is it, exactly? Metaswitch CTO Martin Taylor breaks it down and explains ...
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The Dangerous Demo: Do Try This at Home, Kids
The "Dangerous Demo" is a highlight of the Telecom Application Developer Summit (TADS) and TAD hackathon events. It’s the point at which many ...
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Who’s to Blame for Sluggish Innovation in Telecom?
At the recent Great Telco Debate in London, there was a lively discussion about whether telecom infrastructure suppliers had failed to add any kind ...
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The Myth of the Carrier-Grade Cloud
Many of the network operators that we are talking to about virtualized network functions (VNFs) are investing heavily in building specially ...
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Virtualized PoPs: Creating New Possibilities for Wholesale Carriers
Wholesale carriers have quite a challenge on their hands as the value of a voice minute drops with each passing year. Faced with declining voice ...
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Educating Customers is Key to Business Comms Success
The key to successfully providing hosted business communications services is educating enterprise customers about how the services will benefit their ...
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The Missing Link: Service Function Chaining and Its Relationship to NFV
I remember that ‘aha’ moment when I first heard about Service Function Chaining (SFC). It was that realization that, along with NFV, I was witnessing ...
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From the CEO: Metaswitch Culture Promotes Exceptional Support
When people buy something, they buy an experience, not just a product or service. Sure, they want the thing they’ve bought to work, but they also ...
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Programming Protocol-Independent Packet Processors: Can P4 Fix OpenFlow?
The report of my death was greatly exaggerated. If OpenFlow were as melodramatic as Mark Twain, it may well have uttered those words back in mid-2012 ...
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SDN and NFV Need Each Other
SDN and NFV are not alike, but they are joined at the hip, says Metaswitch CTO Martin Taylor. There’s a strong overlap between SDN and NFV and a lot ...
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Pixie Dust and Unicorn Stuff - The Magic Behind SDN
PCE: The magic behind tomorrow’s software defined networks Although Metaswitch has been supplying a path computation element (PCE) function to ...
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Metaswitch Welcomes Intel, OpenCloud, TelcoBridges and Edgewater Networks as 2015 London Connect Sponsors
Ping-pong paddles in hand, the Metaswitch events team will hit the road for the 2015 Metaswitch Connect London event on Nov. 3 and 4 at Bounce: The ...
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Metaswitch's Martin Taylor Gets Real on NFV
Overture Networks CTO Prayson Pate has launched a series of interviews on LinkedIn called, “The Real CTOs of NFV,” which strive to cut through the ...
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Behold, for I Have Seen the Future of Telecommunications - And it Looks Like Minecraft
If having kids has taught me anything, it’s that you need to lay Redstone Torches next to powered rail tracks to automatically propel a Minecart. ...
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Taking Out the Trash: The Decomposition of Virtualized Network Functions
Bin packing. My favorite technical term of all time. There. I said it. The only purpose for writing this post is so I could use that term, so I just ...
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Grab a Pint With the Project Calico Team in Dublin
Metaswitch’s Project Calico team is heading off to Dublin for #MesosCon Europe, Oct. 8 and 9 at the Dublin Convention Centre. As you'd expect in ...
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How SMBs Really Feel About UC
The market for IP communications is an incredibly dynamic one. New products to improve worker connectivity and productivity continue to emerge, ...
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IoT: The Internet of Turkey Bacon?
Are we really developing complex and expensive infrastructure for foodstuffs? Alright, admittedly that would be IoTB. Sure, I could have used ...
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From the CEO: Metaswitch Momentum
First of all, thanks so much for the well-wishes and congratulations following the announcement on September 3. This is a very exciting time for ...
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Metaswitch Connect London and… Ping Pong?
Metaswitch is changing the game this year and inviting you to attend our Metaswitch Connect London 2015 Event, on Nov. 3 and 4 at Bounce: The Home of ...
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Re-invent Extends Its Reach With Metaswitch
Re-invent Telecom is using Metaswitch's Business Communications solution to power the unified communications services it provides to other network ...
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Light Reading Interviews Metaswitch CEO Martin Lund
This week Metaswitch announced the appointment of its new CEO, Martin Lund. In this interview with Light Reading’s Steve Saunders, Lund discusses his ...
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Metaswitch CEO Martin Lund on TelecomTV
Metaswitch today announced the appointment of its new CEO, Martin Lund. In this news interview with TelecomTV, Lund talks about why he joined ...
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Metaswitch Provides Real VNF Leadership
Last month, Metaswitch added AT&T to its growing list of publicly-announced customers for deploying virtualized network functions (VNFs). AT&T is ...
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Next Stop: Seattle and #MesosCon
Before I head out to Seattle for #MesosCon, I’ve been reading and watching a few things that I should pass along, in case you’re also in conference ...
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The Network Software Provider Advantage
Network functions virtualization (NFV) heralds a fundamental change to the way networks are designed and built. Such network transformation calls for ...
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Symposium Miracle on 5th Avenue
What’s this miracle I speak of?
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Vip Mobile CTO Shares NFV Insight
In a recent interview with Light Reading, Vip Mobile CTO Dejan Kastelic discussed his company’s approach Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and ...
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ZIP Telecom Makes the Case for Metaswitch's Perimeta
In a recent case study, ZIP Telecom CEO Kevin Moniz explains why his company chose the Perimeta SBC from Metaswitch over SBCs from other vendors. It ...
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The Stage Is Set in Nashville
Sitting in my office with my long-sleeved jacket and scarf on a blustery San Francisco summer morning, I find myself looking forward to my next ...
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Virtualized and Legacy Networks Can Coexist
NFV can’t be a clean break from the past; it’s got to coexist with what’s already out there in the network. And there are some good technologies that ...
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Metaswitch Joins the Kubernetes Project Launch Party
Project Calico announces network plugin for Kubernetes 1.0.
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Event Recap: Technology Day Mexico City
Metaswitch, along with our partner, Hewlett-Packard, had an exciting time in Mexico last week as we hosted a Technology Day for network operators in ...
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Metaswitch Receives Accolades for Exceptional Support
Network operators face constant challenges in their networks, but one thing remains the same for Metaswitch customers -- reliable, high-quality ...
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Steve Gleave Keynotes at NTCA Regional Conference
Metaswitch executive Steve Gleave will share his perspective on the tremendous value service providers bring to their communities with a ...
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The Stage Is Set for Metaswitch Symposium 2015
Metaswitch is hosting an informative and intimate exchange of knowledge with customers and a group of key industry partners: Adtran, Edgewater ...
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5 Attributes of Network Software Providers
Network functions virtualization (NFV) and software defined networking (SDN) fundamentally change the way communications networks are built, and ...
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The Pervasive Openness of NFV
Open can mean different things to different people in the context of NFV, but it plays a very significant role.
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Metaswitch, HP Host Technology Day in Mexico
Metaswitch will host a Technology Day for network operators in Mexico City, where its executives will make the case for why Metaswitch is the network ...
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More Facts About Spark New Zealand's VoLTE Proof of Concept
Spark New Zealand's recent virtualized VoLTE proof of concept (PoC) is a significant step in Spark's network transformation strategy.
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Making a Case for Network Software Providers
In the Wednesday edition of The Telegraph, there was a fantastic article by Christopher Williams on BT’s push to move beyond its traditional ...
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Granite Expands Beyond Basic Business Voice Services
Fierce Telecom’s Sean Buckley recently covered how Granite Telecommunications is expanding beyond traditional business voice services by offering a ...
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Paul Brittain Discusses Consumer Communications at the LTE World Summit
Metaswitch is highlighting its latest consumer communications solutions at the 11th Annual LTE World Summit in Amsterdam.
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Vip Mobile Wins Leading Lights Award for NFV Deployment
Serbian network operator Vip Mobile, part of the Telekom Austria Group, has won the Leading Lights award from Light Reading for the most innovative ...
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Coming Up: Metaswitch Technology Day Colombia
 In one week Metaswitch will host a Technology Day for network operators in Bogotá, Colombia.
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Partners Enhance Metaswitch Solutions for Network Operators
Recent partner activity continues to benefit Metaswitch customers.
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Open Source vs. Standardization
There’s a debate going on about how much we should let standards bodies specify NFV versus how much we should just rely on de facto standards. I ...
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Metaswitch Speaks Out
Today Metaswitch executives are making appearances in Texas and Tennessee to talk about how network software providers like Metaswitch benefit ...
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Metaswitch Wins for SDN, NFV Technology and Deployments
Metaswitch was honored to receive three more awards last week spotlighting its contributions in cloud network virtualization efforts, its executive ...
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NFV Eases Interconnect Price Pressure
The interconnect market is going through massive changes, and I think NFV will play a major role in how the market evolves.
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Webinar: The SMB Market for Unified Communications and Hosted Services
Join Metaswitch and Edgewater Networks to learn how market survey results can help you fine-tune your Hosted PBX and SIP Trunking offers for greater ...
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Metaswitch Networks Receives Two Innovation Awards
Metaswitch took home two Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards earlier this month, both for projects related to Metaswitch's Consumer ...
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Network Operators Raise Their Game with NFV
One of the biggest benefits of NFV is that it can help network operators compete more successfully with over-the-top (OTT) providers.
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Webinar: Virtualizing Your Voice Infrastructure
Join Layer123, SDxCentral and Metaswitch Networks to learn how to start virtualizing key fixed and mobile multimedia communications services to ...
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New Business Market Research Signals Increasing Demand for UC
Metaswitch Networks and Edgewater Networks have a new survey of over 1,250 small to medium-sized business decision makers across the U.S. and Canada. ...
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Project Clearwater Is Clearly Different
Project Clearwater has been incredibly important for us and for the industry. As the first real virtualized network function, it has shown that if ...
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When Less is More
Andy Randall will talk about removing complexity from data center networking at the ONUG Academy and Conference Spring 2015.
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Metaswitch: Thought Leadership in NFV
With network functions virtualization (NFV), we have the ability to build communications networks in an entirely new way -- and Metaswitch is one of ...
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NFV and the Rise of NSPs
The NFV World Congress, an event focused on the ever-evolving world of telecom infrastructure, convenes Wednesday in San Jose, Calif.
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Metaswitch Networks: NFV Pioneer
For the second year in a row, Metaswitch has been honored with one of Internet Telephony magazine’s NFV Pioneer Awards. This year, the company was ...
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Tiscali Makes NFV Move with Metaswitch
Tiscali, a leading communications service provider in Italy, is one of the first network operators in the world to benefit from NFV, thanks to ...
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The Power of Consumer VoIP
Kelsyn Rooks will talk about revitalizing consumer services at the 2015 Pennsylvania Telephone Association Spring Conference.
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Simplifying Your Network in an NFV World
Metaswitch's Christopher Liljenstolpe says a perfect solutions architecture may not be what network operators really want as they move to embrace ...
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Momentum Builds for VoLTE and VoWiFi
We’re seeing huge growth and interest in both VoLTE and VoWiFi. As mobile network operators look to use their available spectrum for data as much as ...
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Martin Taylor to Speak at Commsday Summit 2015 in Australia
Metaswitch will participate in the Commsday Summit 2015 in Sydney, Australia.
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Overcoming VoWiFi Quality Concerns
Security and quality of service (QoS) issues won’t limit VoWiFi services. Obviously, securing traffic and guaranteeing QoS are fundamental ...
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April Brings IP Possibilities
Metaswitch will attend NTCA's IP Possibilities Conference & Expo and the Canadian CommTech Show & Seminars East.
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Project Calico's Enterprise Appeal
These are exciting times for Project Calico because the initial traction in the market is happening just as much with large global enterprises as it ...
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Metaswitch Joins the i3forum
Metaswitch today announced that it is now an associate member of the i3forum (i3f).
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April Metaswitch Events Begin in Latin America
Next week Metaswitch hosts Technology Day Puerto Rico and participates in the LTE Latin America 2015 Conference.
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Working Towards NFV Orchestration
One of the great benefits of NFV is not just the reduction in the amount of hardware network operators need, but also the fact that you can use ...
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Technology Day Paris 2015: Photos
Happy Friday! Earlier this month, Metaswitch hosted its Technology Day Paris event at the Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel & Conference Center for ...
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Bridging the Gap between Software Agility and Network Reliability
In a world that is driven much more by software, and in particular software control that’s moved into the cloud, the emphasis is going to be on ...
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Metaswitch March Momentum Continues
Metaswitch will be involved in the MTA Annual Convention & Trade Show, the  TANE 2015 Spring Symposium and the TCEI Expo 2015.
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Network Operators Leverage IT Assets for NFV
Service providers typically have an IT infrastructure which is running cloud and virtualization today. They also have a bunch of physical network ...
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5 Signs of a Successful UC Service
With the explosive growth in hosted private-branch exchange (PBX) and unified communications (UC), many service providers are now considering selling ...
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Collaboration Drives NFV Development
Open Platform NFV (OPNFV) and the ETSI NFV Industry Specification Group are both very much collaborative activities, and there is a lot of sharing ...
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Metaswitch Heads West
This week, Metaswitch will attend the Utah Rural Telecom Association (URTA) Annual Meeting and the Channel Partners Conference & Expo.
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Taking the First Step to NFV
How to take the first step to NFV is a challenge for many network operators.
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Metaswitch Loves Paris in the Springtime
Metaswitch hosts Technology Day Paris next week and then sponsors the MPLS SDN World Congress.
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Why Telcos Should Act Like Software Companies
To truly benefit from NFV, network operators have to start thinking like software companies and partnering with technology suppliers that have the ...
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More Metaswitch at #MWC15
As the week at Mobile World Congress begins to wind down, here are a few more updates featuring our partners and customers in Barcelona this week:
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NFV Opens Up New Markets
If I look at our target market, historically, revenue has come from traditional telecom carriers. But the technology we build benefits what I would ...
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Metaswitch at #MWC15
There's a lot of activity to report from Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona this week. Here are just a few Metaswitch-related items from the ...
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Not Going to #MWC15?
If you're not going to Barcelona this week, then look for Metaswitch at the CableLabs Winter Conference 2015, the ICA Annual Meeting 2015 or at the ...
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NFV Changes Everything
Editor's note: Below is a quick quote form the latest interview with Metaswitch CEO John Lazar, who is attending #MWC15 this week in Barcelona. ...
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Metaswitch’s Perimeta vSBC: Better Security and Analytics for the New Global Network
Metaswitch demonstrated a session border controller in the cloud at Mobile World Congress three years ago and we’ve been leading the industry ...
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Why Elastic Scalability Matters in Network Functions Virtualization
Network operators have highlighted elastic scalability as one of the most important new capabilities that network functions virtualization (NFV) ...
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Transforming Networks and Businesses
Fixed line providers are under unprecedented competitive assault, from cable providers, from new OTT entrants and from wireless substitution.  Many ...
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Metaswitch's Perimeta, Project Clearwater in Vip Mobile VoLTE NFV Deployment
Vip Mobile, Telekom Austria Group’s Serbian subsidiary, has announced that it is now running live VoLTE network traffic in a multivendor network ...
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See Project Calico in Action at #MWC15
Project Calico will be featured in one of the many demos happening Canonical’s stand inside Mobile World Congress. Canonical will be located in Hall ...
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Metaswitch Attends Regional Events
Metaswitch finishes the month at four regional events: CalCom Showcase and Tech Expo 2015, CITA Showcase 2015, Georgia Vendor Showcase 2015 and NTA ...
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Voice Over Wi-Fi Adds to Revenues and Competition
Network operators in densely populated areas are using their Wi-Fi networks to offer voice services, allowing them to tap into a new revenue stream ...
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Lightweight Linux Containers: Beyond Virtualization
In the terms of its technology life cycle, virtualization is rapidly reaching maturity. By 2016, Gartner is predicting that 86 percent of workloads ...
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Project Clearwater Demos With Truphone, Canonical, TeleStax and Fairwaves at #MWC15
Metaswitch invites you to see a live demo of open-source software written for the cloud at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona. The demo is ...
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Metaswitch Heads to the Heartland for Valentine's Week
This week, Metaswitch will participate in the ViodiTV Heartland Tour 2015 - Beyond Fiber & Into the Data Center and the Louisiana Telecommunications ...
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Hot Topic: Rapid Service Customization
Impressed: the one word that describes my reaction to a demonstration of an app created during Metaswitch Forum last May. The app automated the ...
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Metaswitch CTO Speaks Out on NFV
This month, Metaswitch CTO Martin Taylor will be a featured panelist in two industry webinars.
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Meet Metaswitch at #MWC15
While others are still just talking about NFV, Metaswitch is delivering.
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Defining the New Global Network
Communications network infrastructure is on a path to become more software-centric: virtual network functions running on commodity hardware, in the ...
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Guest Blog: Metaswitch Canada Tech Day Wrap-Up
On Monday, I attended and spoke at Canada Tech Day, an event run by Metaswitch to share updates and bring their customer community together. The ...
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Metaswitch Travels to Montego Bay and San Antonio
Next week Metaswitch will travel to San Antonio, Texas and Montego Bay, Jamaica to be part of NANOG 63 and the Caribbean Cable & Telephone ...
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Open Source Software Highlighted in TelecomTV’s 'Two Pint’ Episode
TelecomTV wrapped up its popular chat show series, “A Two Pint Problem,” with a an episode featuring a discussion with Metaswitch CTO Martin Taylor ...
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Metaswitch Hosts Technology Day: Canada
On Monday, Jan. 26, Metaswitch will host a one-day, invitation-only service provider seminar at the Delta Meadowvalle Hotel and Conference Centre in ...
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Metaswitch Stokes Talk About NFV Packet Performance
Last week, Metaswitch CTO Martin Taylor raised awareness on the thorny issue of NFV packet performance with a blog post that was picked up and ...
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Why Project Calico?
Project Calico is one of the exciting (and award-winning) open-source projects being led by Metaswitch. The project aims to improve data center ...
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The Power of NFV
NFV enables a new approach to enterprise SBCs, which I’m quite excited about because I think it really shows the power of NFV.
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Metaswitch Makes Light Reading's SDN Controller List
Light Reading included Metaswitch’s Gulfstream SDN Controller in its recently published report, “Who Does What: SDN Controllers.” The report provides ...
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Metaswitch Kicks Off 2015 Events Schedule in Hawaii
Once again, Metaswitch will be represented at key industry events that take place in Hawaii every January.
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Project Calico Wins Visionary Spotlight Award
As we noted last week, Beka Publishing and ChannelVision magazine named Metaswitch the winner of two 2015 Visionary Spotlight Awards.
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What Is the New Global Network?
At Metaswitch, we often refer to a "new global network," but what do we mean by that? The new global network refers to the trend we see where ...
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Now Hiring: VP of Product Marketing, SDN
We’re looking for someone to lead the product definition, go-to-market strategies and solution definition for our SDN solutions, which includes ...
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Metaswitch's mVoIP Wins Visionary Spotlight Award
Metaswitch has been named by Beka Publishing and ChannelVision magazine as the winner of two 2015 Visionary Spotlight Awards.
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Tackling the NFV Packet Performance Challenge
Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is all about putting cloud technology to work to support software-based appliances that deliver network ...
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Infonetics Webinar: Migrating IMS to the Cloud with NFV
  Sponsors:  Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei and Metaswitch Metaswitch Speaker:  Martin Taylor, CTO Date:  Tuesday, February 10, 2015 Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 ...
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Software-centric Trailblazers
This year we've seen more proof that the transformation of communications networks to cloud-based, software-centric, all-IP networks is well ...
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Along the Path to the Programmable Network
The path to the programmable network is fundamentally something all network operators have been on for the last 10 or 12 years. It started with the ...
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It's Time to Transform the Network
One of the most difficult decisions confronting service providers today is when to retire time division multiplexing (TDM)-based voice switches and ...
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AT&T Looks to Disruptive Vendors to Help with Culture Change
This week Light Reading’s Carol Wilson wrote about the type of changes AT&T is embracing on its way to realizing the complete vision of the company’s ...
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TelecomTV Recommends 'Two Pint' Episode in Top 10 List
TelecomTV's Ian Scales picked his Top 10 stories and videos of the year, and a program featuring Metaswitch's CTO Martin Taylor was among the year's ...
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Docker, Containers and Google
Metaswitch is one of the key contributors to Project Calico, an open-source solution for virtual networking in cloud data centers. While the first ...
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Working with Juju and Project Calico
A little more than a month ago, Metaswitch announced it is integrating Project Calico, the open-source solution that enables the implementation of ...
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Ovum's Telco Cloud 2015 Outlook Mentions Metaswitch
Ovum analyst Dimitris Mavrakis mentioned Metaswitch as one of the companies that has already launched telecom network infrastructure that supports ...
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TADSummit Demo Shows Telecom's Open Source Possibilities
Four companies sponsoring the Telecom Application Developer Summit (TADSummit) in Istanbul presented what is believed to be the world’s first ...
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Now Hiring: Events Manager
Metaswitch is looking for a bright self-starter to join our marketing team as an Events Manager. We’re looking for someone to help with planning & ...
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Join Metaswitch at the WebRTC Conference and Expo in Paris
Paul Brittain will discuss WebRTC for enterprise communications
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Event: NANOG 63
Metaswitch is a Beer 'N Gear Sponsor at NANOG 63  DATE: February 2-4, 2015 LOCATION: Marriott Rivercenter Hotel, San Antonio, TX  
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Telekom Austria Group's NFV Journey
Michelle Donegan has written a piece for Light Reading featuring Telekom Austria Group CTO Günther Ottendorfer, who is taking his company on a ...
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Metaswitch CEO John Lazar Interviewed by VanillaPlus
VanillaPlus, in its November 2014 CEO supplement, featured an interview with Metaswitch CEO John Lazar on the past and future of the virtualized ...
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Breaking Away from Built-in Obsolescence
When you buy a box product to go in your network, it has built-in obsolescence. You put it in your network today, it’s a bright shiny box, it does a ...
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Come See Metaswitch at the Carrier Network Virtualization Conference
Andy Randall and Simon Dredge will discuss virtualization and the timeline for NFV and SDN transformation
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Event: WebRTC Conference Expo Paris 2014
Metaswitch is proud to be a Gold Sponsor for the WebRTC Conference Expo Paris 2014, December 16-18, 2014. Metaswitch Speakers: Topic: How WebRTC will ...
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Metaswitch to Speak at IEEE Globecom 2014
CEO John Lazar will participate in a panel discussion on the subject of network transformation
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Event: Carrier Network Virtualization 2014
Metaswitch will be at Carrier Network Virtualization in Palo Alto, Calif. Dec. 9-11, 2014.
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Cloudify Opts for Project Clearwater in NFV Deployment
Metaswitch’s Project Clearwater was recently featured in a blog post from Cloudify, developers of an open source, cloud orchestration software ...
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Event: IEEE Globecom 2014
Metaswitch will be at IEEE Globecom 2014 in Austin, Texas, Dec. 8-12, 2014. Metaswitch Speakers: Topic: Network Transformation
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Taking NFV to the IMS Core
Metaswitch CTO Martin Taylor explains how the company is driving the development of virtualized IMS network functions and what challenges remain for ...
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Looking Forward to an NFV and SDN Future
Metaswitch CTO Martin Taylor sees an exciting software-centric future and weighs the impact these technologies will have on network operators
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Metaswitch Wraps Up Hosted Business Partner Symposium
Five more industry partners fill today’s agenda
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Virtualization for Interconnect Providers
I recently attended the ENPM (European Network Planning Meeting) and, just like everywhere else, in the industry, there is was a lot of buzz in ...
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Metaswitch Debuts Hosted Business Partner Symposium
Sold-out networking conference begins today in Scottsdale
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Metaswitch Travels to Istanbul for the TAD Summit 2014
Paul Drew is a panelist on the topic of innovation
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Vip Mobile Trials Services Based on Project Clearwater
Mobile network operator in Serbia embraces IMS-in-the-cloud as a way of kick-starting innovation in its growing network
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Metaswitch Networks Hosts London Connect 2014
Network operators and partners meet for Metaswitch’s technology and strategy conference
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Metaswitch and Mirantis Collaborate to Bring Simplified, Scalable Networking to OpenStack
Project Calico, Metaswitch’s community-driven solution, offers simplified, hyper-scale OpenStack networking and will integrate fully with Mirantis ...
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Metaswitch Networks Announces Project Calico, Ubuntu Integration
Metaswitch’s community-driven solution offers simplified, hyper-scale OpenStack networking, fully integrated with Ubuntu’s Juju
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Technology Day Brazil
Metaswitch hosts seminar for network operators in Brazil
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NFV Broadens the Telco Vendor Landscape
One of the benefits of NFV is that new vendors can bring new life and a greater pace of innovation into the telco space.
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Come See Metaswitch at the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress 2014
Metaswitch to demo software-defined networking (SDN) applications and discuss virtualized network functions
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Metaswitch Travels to Futurecom 2014 in Sao Paulo
Regional sales team to meet with network operators at Latin America’s top IT event
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Metaswitch Technology Day Düsseldorf
Metaswitch hosts seminar in advance of the SDN and OpenFlow World Congress
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Metaswitch on the Move: 9 Regional Conferences in October
The Metaswitch Networks team is on the move to Alaska, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin
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Metaswitch Demos mVoIP at LTE Voice Summit
Metaswitch will demonstrate and discuss the new mVoIP product and the benefits of adopting a phased approach to VoLTE deployments
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Let's Give SIP Normalization Some Love!
We all know that SIP is a hodge-podge of standards, with a variety of “interesting” implementations floating around in the market.
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Metaswitch Joins the Open Platform for NFV Project (OPNFV)
Metaswitch supports the Linux Foundation’s collaborative, open-source development project
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Mapping Perimeta’s Milestones
Over the last year, the Perimeta SBC reached a number of commercial and technological milestones that we’re quite excited about here at Metaswitch
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NFV: Beyond the Hype
Amidst all the hype, let’s not lose sight of what NFV potentially offers. The first thing is cost reduction -- that is, capital expenditure as well ...
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Handling Network Complexity in the Service Layer
"If all we do is trade off complex hardware to complex software, we've really done nothing to get us down the road of what NFV is supposed to ...
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Metaswitch's September 2014 Event Recap
Summer is almost over and Metaswitch is on the move
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MetaView Service Assurance Server Earns Diamonds from Cable Experts
Metaswitch's advanced diagnostics platform will shine at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo
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Metaswitch and Powernet Share Expertise at Cloud Partners Event
Session will share recent success stories of selling hosted business services
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Baby Stepping to SDN
It’s early days for SDN. There are questions, for example, about open source, open hardware designs and open APIs, which are all aspects of openness ...
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Join Metaswitch at the OTA Technical Conference
Frank Salm discusses security in the central office
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IMS and NFV Impact Telephony
Metaswitch's Paul Brittain was one of the featured contributors in a new special report by BTR (Broadband Technology Report) on the subject of cable ...
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Follow the Leader II
If you’ve been following our blog, you may remember the post titled Follow The Leader. (If this is your first visit, I recommend you take a moment to ...
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NFV: Not Slowing Down for Standardization
We want to be very clear about the standards activity around NFV -- what this is and what this isn’t. The charter for the ETSI NFV Industry ...
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The Brains of the Network Are on the Move
I’ve been in this industry a long time, and I think we’re in the middle of one of the biggest pivots this industry has undergone since the transition ...
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Red Hat Joins the Project Calico Ecosystem
Metaswitch’s open-source data center infrastructure project now supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux
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Daitan on NFV and Project Clearwater
Daitan Group's latest white paper on NFV discusses Metaswitch's Project Clearwater as key ingredient in a "a complete multi-point conferencing ...
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How Big is the Cloud?
You can think of the cloud as a huge, hyper-scale data center, but equally as a single server sitting in a rack somewhere in a service provider’s ...
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How Many Engineers Do You Need to Change an SBC?
This post was inspired by a story told to me by a partner who resells and manages SBCs for a living. 
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Illuminating the Neuron Initiative
Our Neuron Initiative has two goals. It’s a systematic approach to rapidly virtualizing our existing product portfolio while also developing new ...
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SDN Enables Intelligent Aggregation
One of the initial applications we’ve developed that relies on SDN techniques is called intelligent aggregation. By using a Layer 2 switch with an ...
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TDM Replacement: It’s Transformation Time
On the Telecompetitor blog, Metaswitch execs share their thoughts on network transformation
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IMS: A Platform as a Service
A lot of things become possible when you’ve got this combination of SDN and NFV in the network. One of the things we’ve been looking at is the idea ...
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Metaswitch, Cordell Team Up to Provide Superior Network Analytics
Webinar will help telcos use Metaswitch and Cordell products to prevent network slowdowns and data management overload
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Former Metaswitch CTO Made CBE
Congratulations to Metaswitch's Chief Scientist Chris Mairs, who was recently made a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) by the Prince ...
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IMS Reaches Beyond VoLTE
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) -- that is, the IR-92 spec -- is clearly very important in driving IMS, but it’s not the only thing that IMS can do. IMS is ...
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Where is SDN Today?
Over the last year, we’ve seen a significant evolution in software-defined networking. We’ve seen proofs of concept become real trials in carrier ...
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Metaswitch to Speak at LTE World Summit
Execs will share insights on service innovation and VoLTE
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Overcoming Open Source Anxiety
Some of the network operators we’ve talked to have very mixed feelings about bringing open source into their networks. That’s because the software ...
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Breaking Down the Barriers to NFV & SDN
Metaswitch CTO Martin Taylor discusses data plane throughput and operations automation in his latest white paper on NFV & SDN
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Telcos Can Go Web-Scale
Skype, WhatsApp and many others like them are all communications companies that would never call themselves telcos, but they are absolutely in the ...
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Realizing the Value of Virtualization
Research note from ACG Research provides case studies on the benefits of virtualization
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Hardware vs. Software: Dispelling Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt
Are you watching the French Open tennis tournament? It’s great to see top athletes competing against one another. How would they perform if they were ...
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Metaswitch Networks Supports Project Clearwater Ecosystem at TADHack
Project Clearwater Ecosystem partners will be meeting at TADHack in Madrid this week to foster idea exchange with telecom application developers
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Metaswitch User Group Board Expands
At Metaswitch Forum 2014, the Metaswitch User Group expanded its board of directors to 10 seats
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SDN and Programmable Networks
Having a very programmable network means the potential to provision new services much more quickly, but also it opens the possibility of self-service ...
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Software SBCs Are Carrier Class
Some SBC vendors still say that it isn’t possible to have a fully carrier-class, software SBC. I think there are a couple of reasons why people would ...
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Metaswitch Forum 2014: La Vie En Rose
Metaswitch’s 10th customer forum enters its final day as we examine the rosy roadmaps ahead and take notes during the “take away” topics
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Metaswitch Forum 2014: The New Global Network
Metaswitch’s 10th customer forum is underway and the brains of the network are on the move
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Metaswitch Forum 2014: Let the Brain Games Begin
Metaswitch’s 10th customer forum is stacked with clever keynotes, thought-provoking sessions and plenty of time for networking and tech discovery
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Metaswitch Forum 2014 Begins Today!
Welcome to New Orleans! Metaswitch’s 10th customer forum kicks off with a pre-conference workshop and a welcome reception
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NFV Fosters Service Innovation
A year ago, NFV was all about saving capex and opex, simplifying the network and just rolling in racks of Dell servers. Now, it’s seen quite rightly ...
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Metaswitch Simplifies Hosted PBX for Service Providers
New reference architecture helps network operators bring services to market more quickly, without guesswork and integration headaches
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The Truth About Open Source Licenses
Some network operators are concerned about the nature of open-source licenses. They think that if they take Project Clearwater, for example, into ...
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Metaswitch Forum Is Only 10 Days Away
Pre-conference workshops and keynote lineup for Metaswitch’s 10th customer forum are set to inspire, inform and entertain
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Metaswitch Features Layer 2 Market Growth at The Ethernet Technology Summit
Customers cite support, quality and technology integration in vendor selection
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Embracing IMS and Getting Ready for NFV
Metaswitch to present a modern view of IMS at the WebRTC Workshop in Barcelona
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Net Neutrality, Martin Geddes and Oklahoma!
This episode of The Switch podcast tackles the all-important issue of network neutrality with special guest Martin Geddes. Martin is an expert on ...
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Metaswitch Talks Network Transformation in Argentina
“Metaswitch on the Move” seminar focuses on how network operators can become "software telcos"
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IMS Can Go OTT
IMS is a good architecture, even in the OTT world. Maybe not with all 38 different boxes that are spread around, but split up into a sensible, ...
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Metaswitch Forum Is Only Four Weeks Away
The pre-conference workshop for Metaswitch’s 10th customer forum will focus on the soaring popularity of hosted business services
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Clearwater Core: 5 Things You Need to Know
Here are five attributes that make Clearwater Core stand out in the market as an important first step toward NFV
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Webinar Alert: Deploying IMS in the Cloud with NFV
Infonetics webinar on April 16 to feature Martin Taylor, Metaswitch CTO
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Raising my Session Border Control IQ: Part III
We’re back for the final look at the Swiss Army Knives of networks. Let’s take a last look at two of the most important functions provided by SBCs. ...
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Metaswitch Talks Network Transformation at CommsDay Summit
Metaswitch Networks will exhibit and demonstrate Clearwater Core and other solutions at the annual CommsDay Summit in Sydney
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Countdown to Metaswitch Forum 2014
Less than six weeks to go before Metaswitch Forum begins in New Orleans
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Dean Bubley Weighs in on WebRTC
Independent analyst Dean Bubley has some advice for network operators who aren’t sure what to do about WebRTC: Start now. Work fast. Don’t confine ...
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Software Telcos Create New Business Models
A software telco looks at all the products you find in a telecom network and imagines them as software running on general-purpose data-center ...
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Telcos Are Getting Involved, Using OpenStack
OpenStack is a great example of how some telcos are getting stuck in and creating part of the ecosystem that they want themselves. A number of the ...
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What You Need to Know About NFV & SDN
Metaswitch CTO Martin Taylor provides a primer on these important technologies and the trends that will follow
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What's Wrong With SBCs?
Some of our carrier customers said that session border controllers are expensive. Quite often the cost of an SBC was a considerable part of the ...
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Raising my Session Border Controller IQ: Part II
We’re back for another look at the Swiss Army Knives of networks. Let’s take another look at some of the functions provided by SBCs. Last post we ...
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Customers Set the Pace for NFV
At Metaswitch, we’re very excited about the drive toward NFV. And the momentum is building quite fast. Some customers are hugely innovative and are ...
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Light Reading’s Ray Le Maistre, Part 2
More from Ray Le Maistre, Light Reading‘s Editor-in-Chief, on the subject of service providers using IT technologies to transform their networks. To ...
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Why Telcos Need NFV
Telcos invariably want to reduce costs. There’s no question that running virtualized network functions on commodity hardware with the ability to pick ...
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Metaswitch Demos SDN at the ONS
Metaswitch Networks will show specific uses for software defined networking in carrier networks at this fourth annual event focused on SDN and NFV
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Raising my Session Border Controller IQ: Part I
Alright, I’ll admit it. When I got started I only had a rudimentary knowledge of what a Session Border Controller was. I knew it was a network ...
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Cisco's Virtualization & Orchestration
Having worked with Cisco as trusted partner, we have been able to jointly prove that Cisco Systems has the ability to take a variety of virtual ...
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Make Network Fault Tolerance Your Advantage
Secure, multi-site redundancy using clustering technology can be a competitive advantage for network operators, while preparing them for NFV
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Webinar Alert: Metaswitch Cloud Contact Center
Developed for Service Providers. Powered by Telax.
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High Value and High Quality
I’d like to use this blog post to highlight an often overlooked benefit of a software SBC, such as Perimeta.  If only a low capacity SBC is required ...
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Light Reading’s Ray Le Maistre, Part 1
Light Reading‘s Editor-in-Chief, Ray Le Maistre, joins Metaswitch’s Phil Harvey for a discussion of what Service Provider IT, software telcos and how ...
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Metaswitch Nominated for Global Mobile Award
Project Clearwater gets on the awards shortlist; winners of the Global Mobile Awards will be revealed at Mobile World Congress
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Metaswitch CEO: NFV Has Real Momentum
In an exclusive video interview, Metaswitch CEO John Lazar discusses the company’s history, its future and how it will help its customers become ...
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Virtualizing Virtually Anything
NFV does have its limits. There are certain things in the network that cannot be virtualized. Clearly, optical transport is going to require physical ...
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Metaswitch's Phil Harvey will discuss the opportunities for software telcos at ITEXPO in Miami
The urgency to become software telcos is more evident as OTT competition increases for network operators.
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Steve Gleave, Telco Americana and the Rise of Rural Innovation
Phil Harvey borrows the big boy chair from the original host of The Switch, Steve Gleave, to discuss the nation’s rural telcos, new media and ...
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Metaswitch Networks Provides Annual Business Update
Metaswitch discusses its growth and customer and industry trends in a focused, annual report
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Telcos Show a Willingness to Change
Admittedly, for traditional telcos, NFV requires a herculean effort to change at many different levels. This kind of cultural change is never going ...
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Overcoming Orchestration Obstacles
The management orchestration environment is probably the biggest gating factor to realizing the promise of NFV. But it’s important not to get wrapped ...
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Metaswitch Networks: Building Carrier-Class Software SBCs
In an exclusive video interview, Metaswitch’s Perimeta SBC product manager discusses the troubles with software SBCs in carrier networks and how ...
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Why Did Metaswitch Open-Source Project Clearwater?
The key reason we chose to open-source our Project Clearwater IMS core product was that we wanted to get the industry to move faster because it’s a ...
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Two Approaches to NFV
There are two possible ways for telcos to approach NFV. One is the well-travelled, traditional telco approach, which involves specifying absolutely ...
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Metaswitch Launches Metaswitch Forum Website
Service providers, partners and media can now register for Metaswitch’s largest event, Metaswitch Forum, coming to New Orleans in May
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Is IMS Right for Your Network?
With the right technology in place, operators can upgrade their networks now and decide what to do about IMS later
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Blurring Boundaries and NFV Momentum
A common theme running through the industry now is that boundaries are blurring everywhere: the boundary between what’s the data center and what’s ...
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What's the Business Rationale for Becoming a Software Telco?
When I think about the business rationale for becoming a software telco, cost is an important part of it. There’s no question that if you can move ...
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Securing Your Future
There is a thriving black-market in hacking communication systems.  These systems are valuable targets for hackers, who will use their ingenuity to ...
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Project Clearwater: In the Cloud by Design
At Metaswitch, we have a long history of building software for telcos. We’re steeped in the traditional ways of doing things. But with Project ...
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Develop & Launch Profitable IP Communications Products
Webinar highlights Metaswitch's MarketVisions, a program to help telcos launch successful new services
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Metaswitch and TeleStax Offer Cloud-Based IMS Core With Web APIs
Service providers can embrace Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) more quickly and capably with this innovative recipe for value-added services
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Introducing 'A Two Pint Problem'
Metaswitch Networks CTO Martin Taylor is the recurring special guest on TelecomTV’s unique chat show series, “A Two Pint Problem,” hosted by ...
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The Light-Bulb Moment
I was chatting to a senior figure from a Tier-1 service provider about their VoLTE roll-out experience.  VoLTE is obviously hot at the moment, ...
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Metaswitch Networks to Discuss the Software Telco
Metaswitch’s Steve Gleave and Simon Dredge anchor inaugural event, exploring the next steps in the progression of telcos toward a cloud-based, ...
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Follow the Leader
It happens so often throughout history that the acceptance of great, new ideas follows a pattern. Initially there is scepticism.  People fear ...
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Are You Experienced with NFV?
Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) may not be ready for production because there are some key elements that are missing around, for example, ...
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Service Providers Can Lower Interconnect Services Costs with Metaswitch
Replacing legacy Class 4 equipment can mean big savings for service providers
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Carrier Class SBC Security
From a software perspective, one of the hardest things to achieve is DDoS protection. A DDoS attack is one where the attacker marshals computing ...
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Metaswitch Networks Welcomes Customers and Partners to Metaswitch Connect 2013
Industry leaders assemble in London to exchange ideas on future of the global carrier community
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Don't Wait on NFV
NFV is going to require incremental steps, Taylor says, only because it’s going to be so difficult to get to the ideal endgame of completely ...
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Cloud SBC Media Scaling
What does a cloud SBC look like?  A key requirement of any cloud application is elasticity, so as the incident rate of your VOIP traffic varies you ...
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Metaswitch’s Kelsyn Rooks talks Network Transformation at CalCom 2013
Rooks to share his take on the service and product innovations that are rapidly changing the industry
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'Frictionless' Application Development
The key word, which I don't think carriers have ever understood, is "frictionless." If you want a developer, never mind a large group of developers, ...
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Metaswitch’s Steve Gleave Moderates Keynote Panel at TelcoVision 2013
Gleave asks: "What changes as service providers everywhere become more defined by IP networks and software?"
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Metaswitch Shows the Future of Communications at Futurecom in Rio de Janeiro
Product demos in Brazil include the industry's most flexible, scalable communications solutions
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Metaswitch’s Martin Taylor to Debate Virtualizing IMS
Taylor to host a lunchtime debating table this afternoon at the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress in Frankfurt
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Metaswitch Helps Highlight the Path to Carrier NFV
Metaswitch takes part in vendor tests and proof-of-concept demonstrations at the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress in Frankfurt
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Metaswitch's Andy Randall Says Telcos Need the Right SDN Strategy
Randall participating in a panel debate this afternoon at the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress in Frankfurt
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Carrier Class Software SBC
There are lots of software SBCs out there, but what does it mean if someone says “Carrier-class” software SBC?   Sceptics among you might think – ...
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Metaswitch's Perimeta Session Border Controller Shines Among Top Cable Products
Industry experts award Metaswitch 4.5 Diamonds at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo
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What is a Software Telco?
The term "software telco" refers to a traditional network operator that has fully embraced the power of software, virtualization and the cloud to ...
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NFV: Building New Apps for the Enterprise
When we think about telcos wanting to dip their toes in the water and try stuff out as it relates to network functions virtualization (NFV), one ...
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WEBRTC and SBCS Part 3 Encryption
This is the third in a series of blog posts about WebRTC.  It describes the encryption schemes used in WebRTC.  WARNING – DISCUSSIONS OF ENCRYPTION ...
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How Service Providers Can Get More Value from Business Telephony Customers
New SIP trunking overlay services allow carriers to stand out and increase their average revenue per user in the enterprise
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NFV: Taking the First Steps
The telcos that have the right approach to becoming software telcos understand that the full glory of network functions virtualization (NFV), as ...
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Best of Both Worlds – Quality Service and Agent Flexibility with Metaswitch's Remote Call Center Solutions
Carriers can bring flexibility and cost savings to enterprise contact centers with Metaswitch’s Integrated ACD and Accession Desktop
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The Brains of the New Global Network
Our tagline — "The Brains of the New Global Network" — is powerful and apt because we hire the most talented engineers we can find, and we relish ...
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WEBRTC and SBCS Part 2
This is the second in a series of blog posts about WebRTC.  See part 1 here (http://www.sessionbordercontroller.info/webrtc-and-sbcs/), which ...
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Software SBCs & NFV
There are several things carriers can look at to see if their vendors are truly ready for network functions virtualization (NFV). One obvious thing ...
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The Promise of NFV
Project Clearwater is at the leading edge of design for network functions virtualization (NFV). We built Clearwater from the ground up for the cloud, ...
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Project Clearwater Picked as Leading Lights Finalist
Metaswitch's virtualized IMS core project shortlisted in Best New Product (Telecom) category
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WEBRTC and SBCS
WebRTC (http://www.webrtc.org/), is used to set up voice and video calls between different web browsers.  It’s easier to use than other OTT ...
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Martin Taylor Joins NFV Advisory Panel
Metaswitch CTO will lead discussion of “Virtualizing IMS”
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Complex Networks Need Smarter, Deeper Diagnostics
Metaswitch’s Service Assurance Server offers instant access to network events and intelligent analysis
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Business Calls Delivered Everywhere With Metaswitch's Accession Communicator
Service providers offer Metaswitch solution to streamline the desktop-to-tablet-to-mobile call experience
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Metaswitch Ready to Talk NFV at ITEXPO
Metaswitch's Steve Gleave and Phil Harvey will describe the opportunities possible for software telcos at ITEXPO in Las Vegas
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Beyond the Internet (IPX)
This post was triggered by an interesting article written recently by Ovum, which talks about an uptick in interest for IPX (IP exchange) at BICS.   ...
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Why Use SBCs with IMS?
IMS has a fairly substantial security framework for securing access to the network. This includes dynamic IPSec (or more recently TLS) connections to ...
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Project Clearwater: Beyond IMS
One common misconception about our open source, cloud-based IMS project, Project Clearwater, is that you have to be a telco going down the path of ...
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IP Adoption is Still Growing Among European SMBs
New research shows Europe trails North America in IP adoption, but shares common buying behaviors
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Telco Networks Learning from Social Networks
With Project Clearwater, we've got a large-scale IMS core that could support potentially hundreds of millions of subscribers. When you look out there ...
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Innovation and NFV
The industry’s in love with the disruptive potential of network functions virtualization (NFV). But most of that discussion has drifted toward the ...
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Seven Things You'll Love About the Perimeta SBC
Flexibility, proven performance and unbeatable analytics from Metaswitch Networks
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H.323 SIP Interworking
As they are located on the edges of networks, SBCs are very well placed to provide interworking function.  The majority of this function involves ...
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Metaswitch, Cordell Soothe Service Providers’ Traffic-Congestion Headaches
Cordell's eTraffic solution speeds up management and reporting cycles of traffic data for Metaswitch customers
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OpenStack: Pros and Cons
OpenStack does some of the things you need -- it gives you the ability to manage the virtual machines and the network connectivity of those virtual ...
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Rock Solid Reliability
 
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Metaswitch: Powering Network Transformation
Metaswitch Universal Media Gateways are a critical component in next-generation network migration strategies
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New Services, New Infrastructure
In the days before smartphones Operators could gather a large slice of revenue from charging for instant message services. Smartphones gave users the ...
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Second Line of Defense Required Against Telecom Fraud
Operators adopt Metaswitch’s Call Pattern Monitor for real-time detection of network exploitation
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When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Keep Going
I was reading about an SBC’s “load-limit” command on a blog today, and contemplating why capping the CPU on a server seems like a good idea. In short ...
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GrowthMark Knows SMBs
In this episode of the Switch, Steve sits with John Macario, VP of sales for GrowthMark (formerly Inzenka) to talk IP Communications, Cloud Services, ...
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Undercover Research Reveals Service Provider Scorecard
Telecom pollster John Macario tells all in exclusive podcast exploring IP communications market insights
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New white paper reveals North American SMB appetite for IP communications and cloud services
Report from Metaswitch Networks and GrowthMark uncovers willingness to pay extra for enhanced unified communication (UC) features as SMBs adopt more ...
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Big Data and Your SBC
Yes – There are many sites that pay homage to Wireshark but that’s no reason for us, here at #KYSBCS, not to take a few minutes and pay our respects ...
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Trust Holds the Key to Converting New SMB Demands for IP Communications
Metaswitch study of 800 North American small and medium businesses maps risks and opportunities for cable operators, competitive providers and ...
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Session Border Control in IMS
IP Multimedia Subsystem (or IMS to its friends) has been around for a decade now, in one form or another. IMS was originally conceived as a way for ...
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Metaswitch CTO to Speak at LTE World Summit
Martin Taylor set to discuss why operators should move to VoLTE soon so they can provide more features and lower operating costs
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SMBs Declare 97% Approval Rating for IP Communications as Pace of Mass Migration Quickens
New Metaswitch study also shows 70% of North American small and medium businesses are set to adopt hosted PBX and other IP communications services in ...
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Independent Testing
As an operator you are faced with a wealth of information when purchasing an SBC.  You’ll see a lot of claims about the performance of a company’s ...
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Dont Press that Button! The Joys of DOS Protection
I recently attended a presentation from a prominent SBC vendor on the topic of Denial of Service protection.  The start of the presentation was ...
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Licensing Designed for Operators Not Vendors
SBCs started life as standalone appliances and not as components of a network. This means they have several features that appear confusing when ...
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SBC Modularity
So I was talking to an architecture guru from a leading Telco last week about virtualization, the reasons it has so much momentum in the ...
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Plain Sailing North of the SBC
Regular readers of our little blog know one thing… Well, OK maybe two things, I guess. First, they realize that there is one author that – unlike the ...
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Dont Know Which Way to Turn?
Have you ever got confused about which way to turn when you get to an intersection with over 6 roads coming off it?
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We Interrupt Our Regularly Scheduled Programming
Like Cheers, M*A*S*H and I Love Lucy, some shows are worthy of repeat. In that vein, this week #KYSBCS is rerunning the Infonetics Webinar on ...
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Software Eating the World
Why is it I can play Angry Birds on about 15 different hardware platforms?  We live in a world where Microsoft deploys their software on literally ...
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Does IP Fragmentation Crack Your SBC?
Sometimes we, here at #KYSBCS, feel a little like Sprocket the dog. While others believe that their SBC is built on a foundation of solid rock, only ...
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Lost in Translation?
Wait a minute…What translation? SIP is SIP right? Well in fact, no. Unfortunately, over time, the standard has gone through changes and various ...
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MetaLive Hits the Road
Instead of one BIG event in 2013, we’re having 17 intimate ones. From Toronto to Taipei, the MetaLive Tour is coming to a town near you!
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5 Things You Didn't Know About COTS VS Proprietary Hardware
In a recent post ‘more than just hearsay‘  we showed how delivering SBCs on commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware is entirely possible. And indeed ...
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Save Some Cache. Trash the TCAM
We have mentioned, in one or two posts over the last month or so – like this one – and this one – how session border controllers are increasingly ...
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A Silky Smooth SBC
From codec interworking and SIP normalization to security, the role of a session border controller is primarily to ensure that a voice infrastructure ...
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COTS SBC vs Proprietary: More Than Just Hearsay
Most SBCs today are based on purpose-built proprietary hardware.  Supporters of this approach argue that it’s just not possible to implement some of ...
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Powernet Global, Channel Partners 2013, and Hosted PBX
Jill Warren of PNG (no, not that PnG) chats with @gleavieboy about  the state of telecommunications in the Buckeye State.
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Integrated vs Distributed Part 3
 
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EarthLink Talks Cloud Business
Scott Yelton, Appalachian State alumnus and Director, Voice and UC Products for Earthlink Business, scales this conversation on The Switch.
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Integrated vs Distributed Part 2
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AireSpring and Cloud PBX
Steve beams aboard the starship USS AireSpring to talk with chief science officer (ok, COO) Daniel Lonstein.
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Integrated vs Distributed Part 1
The “integrated vs distributed” debate has been hotting up recently as distributed SBCs continue to make inroads into the market.  As a result, the ...
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Vaporize It!
Welcome back!  So in a previous post I talked about Holding back the flood, referring to the need for SBCs to cope with the mass of communication ...
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Motor City UK
Steve talks with Mike Walmsley, Metaswitch Engineering Manager, about international product developments in England’s original motor city: Coventry. ...
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And the Answer Is...
Our team of judges, here at #kysbcs, have scoured the thousands of entries we received but have ultimately concluded that there were no winners. ...
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John Cole and the Metaswitch User Group
Young John Cole is a merry old soul
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KYSBCS Quick Quiz
What do Session Border Controllers, World of Warcraft and Rui Faleiro all have in common? Tweet your answer to #KYSBCS or stick it in the comment box ...
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Holding Back the Flood
SBC’s are there to protect the network, right?   They’re a security appliance designed for spotting bad guys (and gals – no need to be sexist here) ...
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Engineering Hackathon
Steve meets with Dave Reekie, Vice President of Engineering and chief architect of the recent Metaswitch Hackathon. 
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Keep Your Distance
Search the extensive 3GPP specifications web site for “Session Border Controller” and you’ll be teased into thinking that there are 3, or maybe 4, ...
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Do You See What I See?
So transparency is extremely important in networks today.   Service Providers quite often deploy network probes, protocol analyzers, and reporting ...
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Smart Rural with Dave Lowe
David Lowe from the NTCA talks about the Smart Rural campaign.
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Thank You for Your Recent Inquiries
Since our post on January 25th 2013 on the topic of network functions virtualization (NFV), we have been inundated by literally thousands of ...
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Telax Builds on Metaswitch
A new generation of Call Center, built on Metaswitch.
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The Policy Police
The COPS are never there when you need them. Fortunately, they have been superseded by the AAA. OK – I’m not talking about law enforcement and I’m ...
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Do You Know Your SBCs?
Steve Gleave interviews his Metaswitch wingman, Technical Marketing Director Simon Dredge (@dredgie on Twitter), on the Perimeta Session Border ...
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Relegate Registration Storms to a Teacup and Prevent a Revolution
The promotion of voice to the elevated and revered rank of ‘application’ brings with it a number of issues not even imagined in the legacy ...
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Is Your SBC NFV Ready? Or Will You Be SOL?
The Tiger has awoken and it has roared. By and large, standards bodies are dominated by geeks and boffins who, by day, carry business cards ...
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Inmarsat Rides the Global Xpress
Steve Gleave sits down with Ruy Pinto, software engineer turned CTO of Inmarsat, getting the inside scoop on Inmarsat’s Global Xpress announcement.
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Tortuous Testing
Sure – there are many ways to put a session border controller through the ringer, but there is only one we can legitimately call tortuous. While ...
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Scaling the Perimeta
Steve Gleave interviews Chad Thompson, PMM and SBC SME, on the Perimeta session border controller (SBC).
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The Seven Sins of SBC Performance Measurements
OK – So there are seven days in the week; seven continents; seven seas; seven wonders-of-the-world; even seven dwarfs. But are there always seven SIP ...
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A Tale of Two Functions
The historical peasantry and aristocracy in Paris and London have nothing on this pair. Signaling and media. SIP and RTP. Two completely diverse ...
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Does Your Session Rock?
In VoIP parlance, unlike the improvised nature of its musical namesake, a session is initiated using (rigorously) predefined signaling messages. In ...
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Who dat? Forum dat.
Steve Gleave is jazzed to follow-up Superbowl 2013 with Metaswitch Forum 2014. In this monologue, he talks Forum and fields almost-live questions ...
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Playing Nicely With Each Other
While very robust, the session initiation protocol (SIP) is a flexible protocol that has been in development (and developing) over many years. ...
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Just How Secure Are You?
SIP infrastructures require firewalls/security-GW and SBCs to properly secure the network, and therefore firewalls and SBCs should not be viewed as ...
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What Exactly is a Session Border Controller?
OK – A site dedicated to information about Session Border Controllers. So where to start? Alright – how about we just take it from the top.
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Meet Datavo
Steve Gleave chats with Rhaphael Tarpley, Datavo COO, to learn more about the company’s service offering, their celebrity customer base and rap ...
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