News : Metaswitch CEO Introduces Seven New Products and Services at Forum 2016
London, UK, May 17, 2016 -- Network software provider Metaswitch Networks(R) kicked off Metaswitch Forum 2016 with the announcement of seven new products and services that will help network operators quickly create, enhance and protect valuable services for businesses and consumers.
"Network operators of all sizes face huge challenges. They need to do more with their existing infrastructures, while they must also embrace more cost-effective and flexible software solutions. This needs not just new technology, but also new approaches to migration and models of operational support," said Dean Bubley, founder of Disruptive Analysis. "The product and service announcements at Metaswitch Forum this week provide innovative paths through this maze, for both service providers and their integration partners."
New innovations being highlighted at the conference include:
MetaSphere Cloud Service
The core of an operator’s communications network will be deliverable from a cloud infrastructure that is 100 percent managed and maintained by Metaswitch, allowing operators to focus their resources on new business growth and service offerings.
Metaswitch Robocall Blocking Service
This new service protects operators’ customers by automatically dropping calls from a database of numbers that have been blacklisted by service providers around the globe.
Insights - System Security Review
This new service provides a rigorous review of everything from network functions to applications servers and management systems, enabling carriers to act on potential security issues and protect themselves from service theft.
vNOW – NFV Starter Kit
This offering enables operators to step quickly into network virtualization without adding resources or skill sets. Building on standard Dell platforms, Metaswitch will install and configure VMware virtualization components, then apply the appropriate Metaswitch virtualized network functions.
This suite of analytical tools gives network operators actionable insight into the performance of their network, their customers’ quality of experience and end-user use of unified communication services delivered from their Metaswitch platforms.
Accession Meeting 2.0
Accession Meeting unified communications is scaling to support meeting attendees, adding webinar capabilities for participants, integrating with legacy video conference bridges and offering an alternative to today’s in-room conferencing systems.
Metaswitch’s MarketVisions program has now been expanded to give network operators a complete suite of engineering, marketing and business planning resources that equip them to model, build and launch a business communications service fast. MarketVisions Complete includes training and consultative services; multivendor reference architectures; exclusive, dedicated, engineering resources; and a powerful configuration validation solution.
"Metaswitch has never been more focused or better prepared to help network operators take advantage of the growth opportunities enabled by a move to software infrastructures, and the products and solutions announced today are a strong testament to that," said Martin Lund, CEO of Metaswitch.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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Metaswitch is powering the transition of communication networks into a cloud-based, software-centric, all-IP future. As the world's leading network software provider, we design, develop, deliver and support commercial and open-source software solutions for network operators and large enterprises. We are focused on delivering high-performance software that runs on commercial, off-the-shelf hardware, as appliances or in the cloud.
Published: Thursday, May 19, 2016