From the Enterprise VoIP Experts

September 13, 2012

Metaswitch Unveils Web-Based Museum for Premises-Based PBX

By SIP Trunking Report Contributor

Metaswitch Networks recently announced that it has started a campaign in the memory of premises-based PBX. As a part of the campaign, organizations are urged to come forward and recall the fond memories of this dying technology at

In the past few years, ground-breaking hosted PBX offerings are increasingly being preferred in the communications industry. The demand for cloud-based telephony applications, media streaming, VoIP, and unified communications is on the rise across the globe. Metaswitch, however, wants all the organizations in the communication industry to remember the past PBX offerings.

In a release, Steve Gleave, VP of Marketing at Metaswitch said, "Pretty expensive to buy, costly to maintain, and a chore to administer, the legacy PBXs which served us all so well are being laid to rest. Our research indicates nearly 70 percent of SMEs are considering IP voice services in the next two years. That's the impetus for our living museum dedicated to those sultans of switching, titans of TDM, and for an industry's fading memories."

There is a demand for simplified and affordable IP migrations, which exploit hosted telephony and UC and use SIP trunking, among business customers. At the same time, service providers led by Metaswitch are all set to revolutionize their business models.

People recalling memories related to premised-based PBXs will be rewarded by Metaswitch. Selected stories or photographs that will be displayed on the website will be awarded with a copy of 'Silver Linings: Nursery Rhymes for Cloudy Times', a compilation of common nursery rhymes, specially modified for the broadband era.

Metaswitch Networks is a major provider of software capable of powering an entire new era of communications services. The solutions from Metaswitch also ensure speedy migration to all-IP architectures. Metaswitch is utilized by hundreds of network operators across the globe for offering a dependable, scalable, and immersive communications experience.

Products utilized in switch and subscriber migration, business and residential IP telephony, and session border control are planned, developed, and maintained by Metaswitch. The company’s management tools offer incorporated provisioning, operations and troubleshooting capabilities across the complete portfolio.

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Edited by Brooke Neuman