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3 people whose jobs get easier with NFV

Iwan Price-Evans | Sep 22, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Fixed-Line Transformation NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) Mobile Infrastructure

As anyone in the telecom world will tell you, network functions virtualization (NFV) is about transforming telecom networks into a modern, flexible architecture and reducing the reliance on traditional, proprietary, purpose-built hardware. But it does more than that.

"NFV done right will transform the economics of service delivery, simplify the integration and deployment of new service capabilities, accelerate the creation and progressive enhancement of new services, and enable services to be delivered effectively at any scale," writes Metaswitch CTO Martin Taylor, in a recent white paper.

Throughout a network operator’s organizational structure, in every functional area and at every level, people stand to benefit from adopting NFV. Here are just a few of the people whose jobs get easier when NFV is done right.

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How network operators can leverage their trusted status to win consumers

Iwan Price-Evans | Sep 20, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Fixed-Line Transformation Mobile Infrastructure security Consumer communications privacy

Network operators are sitting on a hugely potent weapon in the battle for consumers’ attention. In comparison with social networks and messaging apps, network operators are perceived to be significantly more trustworthy and secure. They can leverage their trusted status, in combination with rich communications solutions like Metaswitch’s Mobile UC, to provide consumers with a trusted alternative to the OTT apps and services that rate poorly on privacy and security.

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Metaswitch First to Put STIR/SHAKEN Caller ID Authentication Solution through ATIS Robocalling Testbed

Metaswitch | Sep 19, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Press Releases Fixed-Line Transformation security Robocall Blocking Service privacy

New software application implements FCC-driven approach to combating robocalls

LOS ALTOS, Calif. – September 19, 2017 – Cloud native communications software leader Metaswitch today announced that it is the first vendor to have completed tests of a STIR/SHAKEN caller ID authentication solution in the ATIS Robocalling Testbed, hosted by the Neustar Trust Lab. This testing confirms Metaswitch’s successful implementation of both the IETF’s Secure Telephone Identity Revisited (STIR) standard and the ATIS/SIP Forum NNI Task Force’s Signature-based Handling of Asserted information using toKENs (SHAKEN) framework [for STIR implementation], to add to their existing robocall-blocking capabilities.

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5 most important features of a telephony application server (TAS)

Iwan Price-Evans | Aug 25, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Fixed-Line Transformation UC (Unified Communications) Application server VoLTE Mobile Infrastructure Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi) cloud native open service creation

For network operators deploying Voice over LTE (VoLTE) or upgrading their fixed-line TDM-based network to an IP-based Next Generation Network (NGN), a telephony application server (TAS) is an essential component. But what makes a good TAS? What features should network operators look for when considering their options?

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Metaswitch Customers Successfully Terminating Robocalls

Steve Gleave | Dec 21, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Fixed-Line Transformation security Consumer communications Robocall Blocking Service privacy

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 complaints about robocalls per year, making it the single biggest complaint about consumer telecom services. So what’s to be done? 

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Metaswitch Wins Swisscom’s Call for Innovation Competition

Steve Gleave | Dec 19, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Fixed-Line Transformation Award

Swisscom recently named Metaswitch the winner of its first Call for Innovation competition for its Cloud Native Network Evolution. Swisscom now plans to start a proof of concept (PoC) project based on Metaswitch’s cloud native communications software expertise .

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Cloud Native On Top Down Under

Steve Gleave | Dec 15, 2016 7:00:00 AM

SBC (Session Border Controller) Fixed-Line Transformation IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) Mobile Infrastructure

As network functions virtualization (NFV) matures, the conversation is rightly moving to the importance of “cloud native” communications software. At Metaswitch, we’ve understood since the earliest days of NFV that virtual network functions (VNFs) need to be designed for the cloud from scratch so that service providers can realize the full benefits of network virtualization.  Visionary operators like 2degrees realize this, too.

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Metaswitch Robocall Blocking Service Continues to Expand Footprint and Functionality

Metaswitch | Dec 15, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Press Releases Fixed-Line Transformation security Consumer communications Robocall Blocking Service privacy

Service proving popular with communication service providers and consumers. Capabilities expand to support any Class-5 switching infrastructure.

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Summary lessons from deploying NFV

Steve Gleave | Nov 2, 2016 12:29:07 PM

Fixed-Line Transformation NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) Mobile Infrastructure Industry Trends

Metaswitch has gained a wealth of NFV experience by helping customers take our virtual network functions (VNFs) from proof of concept to lab trials to production networks. Along the way we have learned a lot about what works and what doesn’t and how to overcome unexpected issues as they arise.  

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Empower Employees to Transform Your Business

Chris Carabello | Aug 25, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Fixed-Line Transformation Business communications Forum 2016

No matter what type of network or business transformation you’re going through, it’s imperative that you bring your people through the transition, too. Whether you’re considering a virtualized network implementation, transitioning from TDM to IP communications, launching business services for the first time or expanding into different geographic areas, your employees need to be on board with the changes and empowered to make the transformation a success. So when we talk about embracing new models for building networks and delivering services, a key part of that is adopting what we call "new people models."

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