With mobile networks finally poised to support the universal roll-out of packet voice (VoLTE and VoWiFi), video and rich messaging services, it’s time to rethink how these critical services are delivered. To achieve the flexibility and price points required to compete with nimble over-the-top providers, mobile operators must reimagine their infrastructure as a dynamic and open service creation platform, which they can adapt to meet ever changing consumer demands.
Metaswitch’s Rhino telephony application server (TAS) and service creation platform is grounded in GSMA reference documents IR.51, IR.92 and IR.94, and is the first mobile TAS architected from inception for network functions virtualization (NFV). Employing the same cloud native architecture as massively scalable internet applications, the Rhino TAS can be deployed in private, public or hybrid elastic cloud environments and NFV infrastructures with complete management and orchestration (MANO), and can grow automatically — with granular network slices — to meet traffic or application demands.
The Rhino TAS is the ideal platform to help mobile operators evolve their networks from classic TDM to all-IP.
Mobile operators require service differentiation and agility, but rapidly developing and deploying new communications applications demands a powerful service creation environment. Sentinel OpenCreate, from Metaswitch, is an open Service Creation Framework (SCF) designed to help mobile operators and their independent software vendor (ISV) partners build advanced new services for the Rhino TAS. Using OpenCreate, developers can construct new applications from an extensible library of component parts or add custom features to existing services.
[Rhino TAS] offers the future-proof flexibility required to enable Vodafone to create and migrate differentiated services that fit our business and consumer customer’s needs.