Metaswitch IMS Media Gateway Control Function (MGCF)
The IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) is ready to deliver on its promise of all-IP telephony, transitioning operators from being facilities-based to being true software telcos, while protecting their investment in transmission equipment and maintaining service continuity. As part of an IMS solution, Metaswitch’s Media Gateway Control Function is a critical component in the evolution of the telco network and the march towards network functions virtualization (NFV).
A Media Gateway Control Function (MGCF) in a PSTN Emulation Subsystem (PES) enables an IMS network to communicate with classic circuit switched networks and modern packet switched networks through a Media Gateway (MGW).
Metaswitch’s MGCF is the result of more than a decade’s experience helping service providers to build next-generation and IMS networks, enabling you to migrate your TDM network to VoIP and IMS in complete confidence.
With multiple deployment models, rich translations and extensive routing table logic, the Metaswitch MGCF is a powerful and flexible solution for MGW control in IMS architectures.
Unique software + standard hardware = flexibility
Architected as a pure software solution, Metaswitch’s advanced MGCF is not dependent on any proprietary equipment. Deployed as standard on high-performance commercial off-the-shelf ATCA hardware, or available to install on your choice of generic server, the MGCF is easy to install and maintain, and can scale for the future.
You can deploy the Metaswitch MGCF exclusively with the Metaswitch Universal Media Gateway (UMG) and MetaSphere Multiservice Telephony Application Server (MTAS); or in a multi-vendor environment (cap-and-grow); or with any other IMS-compliant MGW and TAS.
You can integrate the MGCF with the BGCF and UMG for a compact and efficient solution.
As big as you want, as reliable as you need
You can run multiple MGCF instances side-by-side to scale to 20M BHCA.
A fully redundant system architecture allows the MGCF to retain full operational capability in the event of an individual component fault, and geo-redundancy protects against regional failures.
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