REDtone Goes Virtual with Metaswitch

REDtone, a Malaysia telecom provider, is building its real-time cloud communications portfolio on Metaswitch’s virtualized business communications, session border controller, call switching and service analysis functions.

“Metaswitch’s virtual network functions, running on our off-the-shelf virtualized platforms, enable us to outpace and outperform incumbents when it comes to bringing new business services to market,” said Lau Bik Soon, REDtone Group CEO. “Not only can we now deliver advanced unified communications capabilities to our customers, but we also have a platform for agile service innovation that is freed from vendors’ traditional hardware dependencies and lengthy release cycles.”

The use of virtual network functions means that new services can be tested by standing up small virtual instances on existing, standard servers; features can be introduced sequentially and cost-effectively; deployed services can be scaled instantaneously; and no software functions or customer applications are left stranded by proprietary hardware end of life, or unforeseen performance constraints.

REDtone is deploying a full suite of Metaswitch’s VNFs, including the MetaSphere Multiservice Telephony Application Server (MTAS), Service Assurance Server (SAS) (for deep data mining and service management), Perimeta Session Border Controller and Accession Communicator (for desktop/mobile unified communications and collaboration).

“Progressive providers like REDtone are deploying virtualized network functions to remain at the forefront of global telecommunications transformation,” said Ray Tseng, Metaswitch’s VP of sales, APAC. “We are extremely pleased to have been selected by REDtone as the foundation for accelerating the innovation required to support their rapid growth and to stay ahead of incumbents in the highly competitive Malaysian business services market.”

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