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Viewpoint on Metaswitch and Microsoft

The Microsoft-Metaswitch acquisition had been long in the making. What's behind it? And what does it bode for today's Metaswitch operators?


High Performance SIP Trunking / Termination Service using Metaswitch and Oracle/Acme Packet

    Metaswitch and Oracle Communications (formerly Acme Packet) would love to own each other's customers; and many service providers own both. This design shows how the two can be combined to make a scalable, high-performance SIP termination platform appropriate for outbound call centers. High-performance call termination can be a challenge; many conventional systems, rich in SIP trunking feat...


Metaswitch pitches DC-SBC; should Acme Packet be afraid?

Metaswitch has been talking a lot lately about VoIP Session Border Controllers (SBCs). They recently took their DC-SBC product to the SIPit interop testing event in June. And they just published another white paper about SBCs and their role in IMS. The Enfield company formerly called Data Connection Limited definitely makes solid software. Rumor has it some of these gents were hired to make ...


Metaswitch CEO Kevin DeNuccio focuses on new development, purchases, other countries

As widely reported today in press releases, Metaswitch Networks today signaled its ambition to become a major telecommunications vendor, with the appointment of successful industry executive Kevin DeNuccio as chief executive officer. At the same time, John Lazar has been promoted to chairman. On the conference call discussing the move, DeNuccio focused on some key points. 1. Product Li...


Nortel Networks Bankruptcy and the CS2000 / CS2K: Finding Alternatives

Nortel Networks has gone bankrupt, and is selling bits and pieces to Nokia Siemens. I'm not sure if the CS2K is one of those pieces. Nortel has a lot of really smart people. It's difficult to change from charging $16M for a telephone switch servicing 100,000 lines in 1997 (which is what they charged BellSouth for the DMS100 in my home town) to the current marketplace. There are interestin...


MetaSwitch "Innovators" and BroadSoft's "Marketplace"

Last week, MetaSwitch (part of Data Connection Limited, DCL) launched the "Innovators" site. It's similar in spirit to BroadSoft Inc's "Marketplace". They're both intended to spur "Client Development". Both are major VoIP software companies. MetaSwitch also handles hardware. Both keep their ordinary documentation locked in customer-only web sites. But both have released just a tiny bit of th...