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We're Talkin' Metaswitch Symposium

Jennifer Payne | May 11, 2017 9:00:00 AM


Metaswitch is once again in the middle of a busy events season running alongside one of my favorite all-American pastimes: baseball season! Metaswitch kicked off spring with a tour of Symposiums that are pinch-hitting for our Metaswitch Forum this year and we hope you caught up with us along the way. Beginning in the Southeast we worked our way from Nashville to Kansas City, Denver and rounded for home in Portland.  We not only brought updates to our customers, but a great opportunity for all to interact with both our sales and product teams. We'd like to send a big shout out to our three generous sponsors of the symposiums: Edgewater Networks, Intel and Polycom.

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Where in the world is Metaswitch? You can find us at these trade shows in May

Andrea Lemos | Apr 26, 2017 8:00:00 AM

NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) Events IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) EMEA APAC North America VNF cloud native trade shows

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, Interconnect discussions in Chicago, live demonstrations in Nice and IMS talks in Madrid, we hope to see you at one of these wonderful locations to discuss something near and dear to our hearts: cloud native communications software.

Kicking off the month in San Jose is the annual Layer 123 NFV World Congress from May 2 to 5.  Metaswitch is a silver sponsor, and CTO Martin Taylor will be speaking on “Taking the pain out of VNF on-boarding” on Thursday, May 4 at 4:55 p.m.  Can’t make his presentation? Not to worry—schedule a meeting with him on-site through the Metaswitch NFV page:

Next, we take a quick flight over to the Windy City and visit our product marketing experts during ITW, from May 14 to 17, to discuss how cloud native virtualization can be at the core of your network. Schedule a meeting today and be our guest in our branded meeting room, MR-4403, located in the Swissotel. On Tuesday, May 16, you might see familiar branding at the coffee cart along the Skywalk Bridge of the Hyatt Regency as well. Learn more about Perimeta and Clearwater vIMS throughout the week at ITW Chicago.

It’s off to France shortly after as CTO Martin Taylor and VP EMEA Marketing Tomasz Maslewski are participating in the Enabling Digital Marketplaces Catalyst project at TMForumLive!, May 15-17 in Nice.  As part of this Catalyst, Metaswitch is working in a collaborative way with service providers, technology partners and open standard communities to enable automated cloud delivery by addressing operational and business aspects of end-to-end VNF Lifecycle Management. More details on SVP Marketing Steve Gleave's recent post, Looking Forward to our "Moonshot" Catalyst Presentation at TMForumLive!.

Austin, Texas, is the hot-spot for the telecommunications industry mid-May as it’s set to host the Big Communications Event and 5G North America at the Austin Convention Center.  Metaswitch will be at BCE throughout the week with CMO Ian Maclean joining the panel Designing Cloud Native Mobile Networks on Wednesday, May 17, at 3:15 p.m. Don’t miss it! Stop by the Metaswitch booth, B100, for some exclusive time with him or our senior sales executives throughout the week.

Interested in IMS? We will be there too—ending the month in Madrid at the annual IMS World Forum on May 23 and 24. VP Product Management John Tucker will be presenting on IMS Real Time Applications Tuesday, May 23, at 2 p.m., and Director of Product Marketing Mike Dell will be joining the panel “How Is IMS Changing With NFV?” Speak to both experts at our booth during the week as well!

Metaswitch will also be present at the North Dakota TOC Conference, HPE CommsWorld 2017, CommunicAsia, the ANMTA Spring Conference, the GTB Innovation Awards Dinner, and the ATA Annual Meeting—all just throughout the four and a half short weeks in May!  A full listing of these trade shows and more can be found on the Metaswitch event’s page: Make sure you received the latest and greatest news by subscribing to our blog.  We hope to see you at one of these events soon!



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Looking Forward to our "Moonshot" Catalyst Presentation at TM Forum Live!

Steve Gleave | Apr 18, 2017 12:00:00 AM

NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) Events EMEA VNF cloud native

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 Martin Taylor will be presenting a Metaswitch proposal for one of the forum’s Catalyst proof-of-concept projects.

Metaswitch is actively participating in the “Enabling Digital Marketplaces” Catalyst, which the TM Forum acknowledges is “a bold moonshot” in recognition of its ambitious goal: dramatically accelerating the creation and rollout of services via open, digital marketplaces. These marketplaces will allow service providers to easily find the specific virtual network functions and ecosystems they need from a large, diverse and growing set of offerings from multiple vendors. The TM Forum envisions such digital marketplaces revolutionizing telecommunications in much the same way that Amazon, AirBnB and other online marketers have fundamentally changed how businesses and consumers purchase goods and services.

This Catalyst project is a natural for Metaswitch because we have always been focused on telco transformation. Our history is one of innovation that helps service providers offer new services and adapt to changing market needs. Our ongoing commitment to, and leadership in, the development of cloud native virtual network functions not only highlights and accelerates these efforts, but fits perfectly with the concept of selecting and chaining reusable microservices into service provider “products.”

Catalyst presentations are recorded and we hope to make Martin’s presentation available on this blog, after TM Forum’s Live! has gone, well, Live! (15-18 May, Nice, France).


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Metaswitch is off to Barcelona next week for Mobile World Congress 2017

Andrea Lemos | Feb 23, 2017 12:00:00 AM

Events Mobile World Congress cloud native 5G

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 March 2, 2017 at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona. Joining more than 100,000 attendees at the top mobile event of the year, Metaswitch will be leading the drive in mobile networks and inviting you meet with us to learn how. 

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Metaswitch Drives New Models for Network Interconnect

Jennifer Payne | May 24, 2016 7:00:00 AM

SBC (Session Border Controller) Perimeta NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) virtualization Events Interconnect

Network interconnect has never been more challenging and exciting than it is today. Network operators are under tremendous pressure to cope with increasing traffic volumes and declining per-minute voice prices, all while minimizing costs, expanding coverage and introducing new services to generate additional revenue. Meantime, the shift from TDM-based traffic to IP is accelerating and the transition to virtualization is poised to unleash a flood of new challenges, opportunities and competitors.

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Coming soon... Interconnect with Metaswitch in Singapore and Bangkok!

Jennifer Payne | May 5, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Events Interconnect

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 31, 2016, or at the JW Marriott Bangkok on June 2, 2016, for days filled with great content delivered by this excellent speaker lineup:

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Metaswitch Hits the Road to the Windy City

Andrea Lemos | May 4, 2016 9:04:49 AM

Perimeta Events Interconnect

Chicago in May: full of Cubs fans, spring flowers and... telecommunications professionals? You heard right. Chicago is home to the world’s largest meeting for the global wholesale telecommunications community - ITW 2016, or International Telecoms Week Chicago 2016, taking place May 8-11 at the Swissotel and Hyatt Regency - and Metaswitch will be there.

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What's in your future? No tarot cards required at #m4um16

Steve Gleave | Apr 22, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Events Forum 2016

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 of cost-efficiency, and flexibility and ...  Unfortunately, the industry narration seems a little stuck at this point, dominated mostly by ecosystem testing, proofs of concept and people arguing that "NFV is real and here are some examples to prove it."  Well, that and 5G.

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Forums Collide

Steve Gleave | Apr 19, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Events Forum 2016

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 powering network operators' business.  A project being "driven" by our keynote speaker was recently laid out in the spirt of this year's theme "new models for network operators."

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Apollo 13 anniversary this weekend.  Gene Kranz at Forum next month. #goosebumps

Steve Gleave | Apr 15, 2016 10:42:28 AM

Events Forum 2016

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 crew's safe return, and the article provides a good perspective on 1 out of 3 decisions made in the early planning stages that ultimately meant the crew could be brought home safely. Picking either of the other 2 options would almost certainly have ended in death.

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