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MetTel Brings New Solutions to Old Problems

By Rory J. Thompson February 17, 2016

Sometimes in business, big isn’t necessarily better. That seems to be the driving force behind Metropolitan Telephone, better known as MetTel, a small Massachusetts-based, veteran-owned family business that treats every client as part of the family. “It begins with a consultative approach to understanding your objectives and goals, and results in building a total communications solution that delivers success,” the company notes on its website.

Carrying that theme further, Gary Gluzman, Executive Director of Product Development for the company, sat down recently with TMC’s Paula Bernier at ITEXPO in Ft. Lauderdale. The two chatted briefly, starting with the company’s roots.

“We’re a service provider, and have been around for 20 years,” Gluzman said. “We provide voice over IP, data services, professional services, [and] a mobility MVNO. We provide all these services as a single-stop shop.”

Gluzman was then asked what MetTel is currently doing on the SDN front.

“We’ve been doing bandwidth aggregation for about five years, [and] recently we really got into software defined network,” he said. “One of the ways we differentiate ourselves is we’re able to offer hybrid, MPLS and broadband. We can also augment [a client’s] Internet speeds with broadband. We do that with SD-WAN solution, so it combines the total bandwidth and then does a great job with quality of service for voice over IP.”

Finally, Gluzman offered up where he sees the company going in the year ahead.

“We’re looking at NFV; we feel that NFV and virtualizing a lot of applications is probably going to be the next big thing for this year,” he stated. “We’re also looking at various different tablet devices; we’re looking at using these devices as a single source. So if you come to the office and ‘dock’ your smart phone, that becomes your main computer. So essentially you’d have a single device that the user would use.”

To see Bernier’s complete video interview with Gluzman, check out the interview below: 




Edited by Kyle Piscioniere
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