Metaswitch Networks, the leading provider of carrier-class solutions for next-generation communications services: switch migration, VoIP, hosted business services and SBC - releases Clearwater Core, an implementation of IMS built using Web development methods to provide voice, video and messaging services to millions of users. The system which comes with no up-front acquisition costs or license fees, provides a foundation for complete wireline and wireless IP communications while effectively removing the typical cost barriers to deploying IMS-centric Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Rich Communications Services (RCS). Network operators can leverage their standard compute resources while incurring a minimal software subscription fee based on the number of virtual CPU cores utilized.
Metaswitch says that the Clearwater Core combines the economics of over-the-top (OTT) style service platforms with the standards compliance and reliability expected of telco-grade communications network solutions. The Web services-oriented design inherent to Clearwater Core makes it ideal for instantiation within network functions virtualization (NFV) environments as a virtualized network function (VNF), suitable for telcos seeking a commercial product, with the economics of OTT-style service platforms.