Cubic Telecom Selects Affirmed Networks’ Virtualized Network Infrastructure
February 22, 2016 – Dublin, Ireland and Acton, Massachusetts, USA, – Cubic Telecom, a leading Platform and connectivity provider, today announced a partnership with Affirmed Networks, a leader in virtualized network infrastructure. This partnership further advances Cubic’s ongoing delivery of innovative IoT solutions, including Cubic’s Connected Car service offerings. Through this service, Cubic will enable the ‘best possible’ connectivity experience for drivers across Europe, regardless of location, beginning in June 2016.
Based in Dublin, Ireland, Cubic Telecom provides mobility solutions to many front-runners in the Internet of Things (IoT) industry, and the M2M market space. Providing connectivity in over 100 countries, Cubic boasts the most robust platform, together with Tier 1 mobile network operators world-wide. Cubic has partnered with Audi to uniquely provide its customers with a true global embedded connectivity solution – through an automotive grade embedded OTA programmable SIM. This guarantees local connectivity for Audi vehicles across 13 European countries. Both drivers and passengers will enjoy premium-class reliability and speed. These services will leverage the unique capabilities of Cubic’s Global Cloud Platform and the connectivity provided by their core network offering along with the capabilities of Affirmed Networks’ Mobile Content Cloud solution, as an intricate part of the overall services architecture.
Due to the ability of the Cubic network to span geographical boundaries, and diverse provider networks, Cubic’s partners can assure their customers that they will have the highest quality experience where ever they connect. This is the result of Cubic’s network reach and the creation of connectivity agreements with the leading operators in each country in the region, ensuring the highest quality service through the best network available in each country.
“As one of the innovative, new breed of platform providers, Cubic Telecom understands the true potential of providing compelling services with global reach,” said Hassan Ahmed, Affirmed Networks’ Chairman and CEO. “Through the establishment of their ground-breaking agreement with Audi, Cubic is demonstrating the competitive advantages that can be gained by embracing new network architectures, such as NFV, which is providing flexibility, reliability and opportunities for continued revenue growth.”
“Our smart network and unique software platform enables Cubic to deliver reliable end-to-end solutions for the Automotive industry and a high quality in-car experience for the consumer, regardless of location across Europe,” said Barry Napier, Executive Chairmen and CEO of Cubic Telecom. “Affirmed Networks is an excellent partner for us as they provide a rare combination of real-world experience, organizational agility and a commitment to innovation, enabling Ease Of Things (EoT).“
With more than 30 customers, and 40 trials underway, Affirmed Networks continues to lead the industry in the deployment of virtualized mobile networks. Affirmed Network’s Mobile Content Cloud solution is currently deployed in some of the world’s largest mobile service provider networks.