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BT Selects Metaswitch for Virtual SBC

Metaswitch's Virtual Perimeta SBC Helps Power New BT One Phone Service

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwired) -- 08/07/14 -- Metaswitch Networks announced today that it is supplying its virtual Perimeta Session Border Controller to support the new BT One Phone service. BT One Phone brings fixed, mobile and office phone systems together into one service that is hosted in the cloud and delivered via mobile devices.

Metaswitch's virtualized Perimeta SBC supports SIP interconnect between the BT One Phone core network and the network operated by BT's wireless partner. In addition, Perimeta protects network services from nefarious attacks and manages packet throughput under all load conditions. Perimeta also makes SIP interoperability simple by normalizing otherwise incompatible protocols. Perimeta's highly efficient message manipulation framework (MMF) includes an extensive rules engine for treating SIP and SDP headers without degrading network performance.

Bottom line: Perimeta is a truly carrier-class, software-based SBC, built from its inception to operate on general-purpose computing platforms. Metaswitch's virtualized Perimeta SBC can scale to thousands of simultaneous sessions and can be deployed on any virtualized cloud server, allowing BT to deliver a secure and stable service for its customers.

About BT One Phone

BT One Phone brings your desk phones, mobile phones and phone system together into a single hosted service so all of your calls and voicemail go to just one mobile device. For more information on BT One Phone, please visit: http://business.bt.com/bt-one-phone.

About Metaswitch Networks

Metaswitch is powering the transformation of communication networks into a cloud-based, software-centric, all-IP future. The company develops openly programmable solutions that run on standard hardware or in virtualized environments and act as the key control points in elastic voice, video and data networks. In its 30-year history, Metaswitch has helped hundreds of service providers worldwide advance their infrastructures, retain their customers, extend their brands and reduce their costs through every major network transformation. For more information, please visit: http://www.metaswitch.com.

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