Affirmed’s UnityCloud solution received an overall “Leader” rating in analyst firm GlobalData’s recent research report: “5G Mobile Core Disruptors: Competitive Landscape Assessment.” GlobalData lead analyst Glen Hunt evaluated emerging 5G mobile core (5GC) offerings from four “potentially disruptive” 5GC providers, including Affirmed Networks, now part of Microsoft.
In addition to our overall “Leader” rating, UnityCloud received “Leader” ratings in the Market Momentum, Marketing and Product Scope, and Solution Architecture categories, and “Very Strong” ratings in the Performance and Carrier-Grade Features, Service & Support, and Supported Access Technologies categories. These were the highest comprehensive scores of any of the providers evaluated in the report.
The report cites the momentum UnityCloud’s cloud-native technology base and deployment in multiple telco networks as a differentiator over newer entrants in the market. The solution’s integration with multiple cloud providers – including Azure – was also called out as a strength and a means for providing MNOs and enterprises “freedom of choice” when sourcing solution options. UnityCloud was also recognized for its maturity as a solution, its microservices architecture, and the company’s overall financial stability and access to other resources available as part of Microsoft’s Azure Business Unit.
To maintain and enhance its competitive position in the marketplace and to continue to differentiate itself from other providers, the report suggests that Affirmed should stress “the maturity of its cloud-native technology, and its ability to deliver any combination of private and public cloud services.”
We’re honored to be recognized for our leadership and the strength of our UnityCloud solution by GlobalData as we continue to help mobile network operators in their evolution to 5G technology.
Read the full report here.