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Microsoft acquisition of Metaswitch aimed at carrier UCaaS

Microsoft plans to acquire Metaswitch Networks and offer its business communication services to carriers through Microsoft Azure. The announcement came less than a month after Microsoft completed the purchase of Affirmed Networks, which developed virtualized network software that Microsoft will use as the infrastructure for Metaswitch products.

Microsoft announced the Metaswitch deal this week. The company did not provide financial details or disclose when it expected to complete the transaction.

Metaswitch provides what the industry calls unified communications as a service. In general, UCaaS providers will run their software in their data centers or third parties’, including cloud providers AWS, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure.

Metaswitch provides telephony and team collaboration, and audio, video and web conferencing used by enterprises and contact centers. Its competitors include Netrio, Cisco and FreeSwitch.

The Microsoft acquisition of Affirmed Networks — completed on April 23 — gave the cloud provider an Evolved Packet Core. An EPC is a critical technology for cloud providers that want to offer their data centers as a platform for carriers’ services, such as UCaaS.

An EPC is essential because it’s a framework for providing converged voice and data on carriers’ 4G Long-Term Evolution networks. In the future, EPC will become the underpinning for 5G networks.

Microsoft is not the only cloud provider expanding its platform’s capabilities for carriers. AWS and Google are also on the same path.

Microsoft and the other cloud providers need to work with carriers because the latter is the primary channel for enterprise communication buyers. “MetaSwitch has hundreds of carrier partners that are now potential channels for Microsoft,” said Irwin Lazar, an analyst at Nemertes Research.

Metaswitch has hundreds of carrier partners that are now potential channels for Microsoft.
Irwin LazarAnalyst, Nemertes Research

Microsoft could get its Teams collaboration software into that channel by melding it with Metaswitch, Lazar said. Cisco is executing a similar strategy by rolling its Teams competitor, Webex, into the Broadsoft UCaaS product. Cisco acquired Broadsoft in 2018.

Metaswitch would also plug a hole in Microsoft’s business communications portfolio. Once the Microsoft acquisition is complete, it will have Metaswitch’s communication platform for contact centers.

However, Metaswitch’s session border controller portfolio could place Microsoft in competition with partners AudioCodes, Oracle and Ribbon Communications. An SBC is a necessary hardware for VoIP calling in offices and contact centers.

“I assume Microsoft will not do anything to jeopardize partner relationships,” Lazar said. “But it will have to spend some time ensuring that it doesn’t seek to take business away from its partners.”

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For Sale – Variety of SD cards – £1.50 each

Not sure I’ve got the instructions, but they’ll be online. Really easy to set up, the APP does offer step by step instructions to be honest and I’ve never had any issues. You need to link them to a 2.4 Wifi rather than a 5 – that’s the only problem you might have.

Loads of info and support on here.

I’m selling 4 for the price of 2 (and I’ll have delivery costs, obviously!)

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For Sale – Gigabyte GTX 1060 3g OC ITX

Can offer £60 inc posatge

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For Sale – MacBook Pro 16” 2.6ghz 6 core i7, Radeon 5500, 32GB Ram, 512GB SSD

Hi Everyone, Looking to sell my iMac (if I can get the right offer) as I am contemplating a change my setup, partly driven by what’s going on at the moment and having to work from home (I work on Windows). It was bought new directly from Apple in January 2018 and has been very well looked…

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For Sale – MacBook Pro 16” 2.6ghz 6 core i7, Radeon 5500, 32GB Ram, 512GB SSD

Hi Everyone, Looking to sell my iMac (if I can get the right offer) as I am contemplating a change my setup, partly driven by what’s going on at the moment and having to work from home (I work on Windows). It was bought new directly from Apple in January 2018 and has been very well looked…

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For Sale – iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017 – VESA mount edition)

Hi Everyone,

Looking to sell my iMac (if I can get the right offer) as I am contemplating a change my setup, partly driven by what’s going on at the moment and having to work from home (I work on Windows).

It was bought new directly from Apple in January 2018 and has been very well looked after. The specs are as follows:

5K 27-inch display
VESA mount edition (please note that this doesn’t come with the L-shaped stand – but will be compatible with VESA monitor arms, no adaptor required)
4.2GHz Quad i7
500GB SSD
24GB RAM (self-upgraded from 8GB factory install with 2 x 8GB DDR4)

Please note I won’t be including the Windows licence under the Bootcamp partition in the pictures. I’m not selling the trackpad, but I’ll include the Wireless Magic Keyboard 2 (UK with Numpad) for an additional £80 (not selling that on its own). The AppleCare has also expired now, but I’ve got the original box

Thanks,
Ronko Busta
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For Sale – 15″ Macbook Pro Retina (Mid 2014), i7, 1TB, 16GB Ram

Appreciate that this is not what you are looking for but I can offer £500 delivered,

However as you have not got much history here, would you be prepared to post first ? Or can you prove through another selling platform your integrity ?

if we can sort that out then quite happy (screen + feet) to pay via BT on the day of delivery.

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For Sale – 15″ Macbook Pro Retina (Mid 2014), i7, 1TB, 16GB Ram

Appreciate that this is not what you are looking for but I can offer £500 delivered,

However as you have not got much history here, would you be prepared to post first ? Or can you prove through another selling platform your integrity ?

if we can sort that out then quite happy (screen + feet) to pay via BT on the day of delivery.

EDITED to clarify offer and payment

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For Sale – 15″ Macbook Pro Retina (Mid 2014), i7, 1TB, 16GB Ram

Appreciate that this is not what you are looking for but I can offer £500 delivered,

However as you have not got much history here, would you be prepared to post first ? Or can you prove through another selling platform your integrity ?

if we can sort that out then quite happy (screen + feet) to pay via BT on the day of delivery.

EDITED to clarify offer and payment

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For Sale – Samsung Evo Plus 256GB microSDXC Card

Hey buddy.

I can offer £20 if any good..
Snail post be fine if acceptable.
Cheers.

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