LOS ALTOS, Calif. and ROOSEVELT, Utah, April 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — RINA Wireless (RINA), a cooperative, peer-to-peer association of independent Communication Service Providers (CSPs), and cloud-native pioneer Metaswitch announced today that they have teamed up to jointly provide an IMS Core and advanced mobile services to RINA’s consortium members and rural wireless carriers.

Together, RINA and Metaswitch are helping to fill a void for many rural wireless carriers that need affordable access to an IMS Core in order to deliver Voice over LTE (VoLTE), Voice over WiFi (VoWiFi) and Rich Communication Services (RCS) by solving the capital investment hurdle facing some smaller operators when going it alone. By joining RINA, rural wireless carriers get the benefits of accelerated availability of next generation services and the integration of wired and wireless infrastructure on a converged IMS network.

The RINA-Metaswitch solution offers:

  • A complete software solution for Session Border Control (P-CSCF), I/S Call Session Control Function (CSCF) and the multimedia telephony service (MMTEL AS),
  • Technology built using web and microservices methodologies,
  • Carrier-class reliability from an IT-grade cloud,
  • An agile environment that supports dynamic, lightweight Linux containers, and
  • Highly-orchestrated instantiation for network slicing.

“RINA knows the needs of heartland companies,” said Dennie Mecham, chief operating officer, RINA Wireless. “As an agile provider of wireline and wireless that is exceptionally competitive, we chose Metaswitch’s solution to provide member companies with a best-in-class service, next-generation technology, expense savings and reduced time to market.”

IMS is the most recent offering in a long list of services from RINA designed to help regional carriers benefit from the economies of scale that a hosting vendor can provide. Other available services include LTE, SMS, MMS, Entitlement Server, CBRS and much more.

“Teaming with RINA makes a lot of sense for the cooperative’s members given the wide-ranging benefits they can derive,” said Ian Maclean, CMO, Metaswitch. “As a cloud native provider, we are able to provide RINA access to next-generation technology solutions quickly and easily as they enable their members to modernize their networks.”

RINA Wireless and Metaswitch are attending the Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) Mobile Carriers Show, April 8 to 10 in Denver. Please stop by the Metaswitch booth #218.

About Metaswitch
Metaswitch is the world’s leading cloud native communications software company. The company’s VoLTE software solutions are constructively disrupting the way that service providers build, scale, innovate and account for communication services. By working with Metaswitch, visionary service providers are realizing the economic, operational and technology benefits of becoming cloud-based and software-centric. Metaswitch’s award-winning solutions are powering more than 1,000 service providers in today’s global, ultra-competitive and rapidly changing communications marketplace. For more information visit metaswitch.com.

About RINA Wireless
RINA is a cooperative, peer-to-peer combination of independent Communication Service Providers (CSPs) joining forces to secure the future of rural America, currently hosting multiple carriers in five states with all the services needed to be in complete compliance with service offerings that Tier 1 carriers deliver. Providing wireless switching services, core hosting and investment in infrastructure, RINA has been hosting carriers for over 15 years, making them a proven, reliable source for hosting other carriers today. RINA helps to mitigate business and technology risk to yield successful and profitable deployment of mobile network services. RINA believes in rural America and in the virtues of independence, community, and family. We also believe that irrespective of geography, every individual should have access to modern communications services that maintain those valuable connections. For more information visit rinawireless.com.

Media Contacts:
Janet Brumfield
Mindshare PR for Metaswitch

Tanya Sullivan
Plus One Strategic Communications for RINA Wireless