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March 30, 2011

Advanced Carrier Services Provider Metaswitch Offers Many Products

By Jamie Epstein, TMCnet Web Editor

Metaswitch¸ a provider of advanced carrier services, offers a huge range of telephony application servers and switching products that were designed with service providers who want to build out next-generation voice networks in mind, whether it be increasing the reach of legacy voice networks or implementing new types of voice applications.

Metaswitch offers a product set that is extremely unique—from the amount of functions it provides, to the services and connectivity it offers, and the fact that it can deploy high-value services that will bring in newand maintain current subscribers.

According to the Metaswitch website,  products provide open standards and interfaces for interoperability with a broad amount of third-party equipment available in both telco and cable environments, and can help legacy networks migrate seamlessly to the IP Multimedia Subsystem (News - Alert) (IMS). The products from Metaswitch’s mix the great amount of expertise in software development with carrier-class hardware, which allows for networks to have the flexibility to support anywhere from a couple thousand, to millions of lines.

Metaswitch offers the MetaSphere, which is currently the industry’s biggest suite of voice and telephony applications as well as CommPortal, which is a Web 2.0 platform that offers crystal clear user interfaces to MetaSphere applications across a variety of devices.

The Media Resource Server, complements the CommPortal by supporting the telephone user interface services to MetaSphere applications.

Universal Media Gateways, provided by Metaswitch, boast the capability of being able to support MetaSphere applications, over legacy access and trunk network connections.

Service Broker, allows for "any-to-any" service and application interworking between IN/TDM and IP/IMS service domains and the SIP Session Router, offers a connectivity database that was designed to make configuration and routing in SIP networks less complex.

Integrated Softswitch is a mixture of selected MetaSphere telephony applications that have been combined with the Universal Media Gateway (News - Alert) platform, in order to offer a self-contained solution for switch replacement or VoIP service delivery.

MetaView, also provided by Metaswitch is a solution that provides network management across all of Metaswitch’s product line.

Jamie Epstein is a TMCnet Web Editor. Previously she interned at News 12 Long Island as a reporter's assistant. After working as an administrative assistant for a year, she joined TMC (News - Alert) as a Web editor for TMCnet. Jamie grew up on the North Shore of Long Island and holds a bachelor's degree in mass communication with a concentration in broadcasting from Five Towns College. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Janice McDuffee

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