Affirmed Networks Chairman Participates in Macquarie’s Mobile Day

December 9, 2015

Earlier this week, Hassan Ahmed, Affirmed Networks Chairman and CEO, participated in Macquarie Investments’ annual Mobile Day, an event that looks at some of the disruptive technologies sharping today’s network.

Held at New York’s Omni Hotel, the event featured a rich line up of speakers from both emerging and established companies including the likes of AT&T, Akamai, CloudFlare, and Zayo, to name a few. The event was also attended by key publications – such as Light Reading – that regularly report on the continuing evolution of fixed and mobile networks.

Hassan participated in a panel dubbed the “Mobile Capacity Gap” which looked at the state of today’s networks, and the opportunity for technologies like Network Function Virtualization (NFV) to serve as disruptors capable of diminishing costs and driving new revenue streams. As part of his session, Ahmed shared several of his views on the future of mobile networks.

“Today’s mobile-first society continues to be heavily reliant on the ubiquity and performance of mobile networks, yet current architectures lack the intelligence that will allow the introduction of new services like M2M. One of our core beliefs is enabled by technologies such as NFV is that mobile networks must evolve to include a level of intelligence necessary to drive incremental value to operators, enterprises and consumers.”

In addition to participation by network operators and technology providers, Macquarie’s Mobile Day was also attended by Financial Analysts and members of the media covering the global telecoms market.

Macquarie Group is a global financial services provider with offices in 27 countries.


Hassan Ahmed speaks on a panel titled the “Mobile Capacity Gap” as part of Macquarie’s Mobile day.


Hassan Ahmed poses with Dan Jones, Light Reading’s Mobile Editor, at Macquarie’s Mobile Day.