LONDON -- Metaswitch Networks today announced the availability of Clearwater Core, an implementation of IMS built using Web development methods to provide voice, video and messaging services to millions of users. Available as a software subscription service, Clearwater Core is fully supported by Metaswitch with superior support, custom engineering, bespoke professional services and consultancy.
With no up-front acquisition costs or license fees, Clearwater Core 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.
Built from the ground up for massively scalable deployments within virtualized public or private elastic compute clouds, 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).