SOURCE: Metaswitch Networks

Metaswitch Networks

May 04, 2010 09:07 ET

Metaswitch Enhances Service Broker to Ease Service Delivery Across Converging Network Domains

New Service Broker Software Release Reduces Deployment Time and CAPEX Spend

ALAMEDA, CA--(Marketwire - May 4, 2010) -  Metaswitch, a leading provider of carrier systems and communications software solutions, today announced significant enhancements to its industry defining Service Broker. The new features extend Metaswitch's technology lead in application-to-network interworking, and are increasingly being demanded by wireline and wireless carriers as they introduce next-generation, interactive voice, video and messaging services based on 3G/4G and NGN/IMS architectures.

The Service Broker's new capabilities ease the transition from legacy intelligent network (IN) to next-generation environments, speeding time-to-market and reducing capital expenditure. As a result, the Service Broker is a must-have element in any network transformation strategy. New product enhancements include:

  • Additional Prepackaged Inter-working Support: Further enhances the Service Broker IM-SSF/Reverse IM-SSF functionality by introducing four additional pre-defined and configurable inter-working solutions which expand the current portfolio to 21 of the major revenue-generating telecom applications.

  • Service Creation Environment (SCE) for Service Broker Inter-Working XML Scripting: This Visual Studio® add-in adds support for in-line help and syntax checking for Service Broker XML Scripting. The tool enables system integrators and network engineers to modify service logic for application interworking and eliminates the need for custom configuration and costly professional services and/or proprietary solutions.

  • Enhanced SIP Compliance: SIP Element route integrity checking and fault detection enhances the Service Broker's ability to deliver service interaction and orchestration in SIP/NGN/IMS networks.

  • Enhanced Third-Party Media Support Via H.248: Further enhances the Service Broker ability to control existing media gateways for bearer delivery and interworking which eliminates the need for and expense of adding new costly media gateways and added rack space every time a new service is introduced up to a new network. H.248 interoperability also extends to Metaswitch's own MG2510 and MG3510 gateways, creating a true "one-stop shop" for application and network convergence.

Service brokers are increasingly being recognized as a superior way to deploy and manage disparate new and existing applications in any carrier network. The Metaswitch Service Broker is a critical network element which incorporates all of the signaling, media and the feature interworking between disparate networks that converged and consolidated applications require.

"We believe strongly in the service broker market, and that, with our acquisition of AppTrigger earlier this year, we have the best solution for that market bar none," said Kevin DeNuccio, Metaswitch chief executive officer. "This is why we are continuing to invest heavily in the product to maintain our position as innovators and technology leaders in the service broker space."

"Convergence and social networking are the current key disruptions within the telecom landscape while voice remains the number one social networking application today," said Chris Todd, senior vice president and general manager for the Metaswitch Service Broker Division. "Service providers must balance and marry new services with the existing applications and networks of today without losing revenue in the process. Metaswitch's Service Broker uniquely enables this migration with its pre-defined interworking support for the 21 key revenue-generating applications encountered in carrier networks today."

About Metaswitch Networks
Metaswitch Networks is a leading provider of the technologies and solutions that are powering the migration of communications networks to open, next-generation architectures. Hundreds of network operators worldwide depend on its reliable, scalable carrier systems solutions, while its high performance, fault-tolerant software technologies are licensed by all the world's leading communications equipment manufacturers. For more information, visit www.metaswitch.com.

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