Manx Telecom Migrates Entire Subscriber Base to Virtualized IMS Core

Manx Telecom Migrates Entire Subscriber Base to Virtualized IMS Core Image Credit: Manx Telecom

Metaswitch Networks, Thursday announced that Manx Telecom has completed the migration of 50,000 fixed voice customers on the Isle of Man, UK, to a virtualized IMS core.

Manx Telecom is the leading communication solutions provider on the Isle of Man, offering a wide range of fixed-line, broadband, mobile and data center services to businesses, consumers and the public sector, along with a growing portfolio of innovative hosting and "Smart SIM" solutions to off-island customers. 

The solution combines Metaswitch's Clearwater vIMS and high performance, virtualized Perimeta session border controller (SBC), in addition to the Metaswitch Multiservice Telephony Application Server (MTAS) and Access Gateway Control Function (AGCF).

Kevin Paige, CTO for Manx Telecom
Metaswitch has helped us to realize our goal to move to a truly software-centric services layer, offering a full range of fixed and mobile voice services over our network infrastructure, via a cloud-based core.

Martin Lund, CEO of Metaswitch
Against a noisy background of posturing and public commentary in the NFV space, Manx Telecom has quietly and purposefully differentiated themselves as possibly the first operator to move their entire subscriber base onto a virtual switching core. 

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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