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Affirmed Networks’ 5G EPC Receives Top Ratings by GlobalData

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We are pleased to announce that, in a research report released this week by analyst firm GlobalData, Affirmed Networks’ 5G vEPC received an overall rating of “very strong.”  Authored by lead analyst, Glen Hunt, the report evaluated Affirmed Networks’ capabilities and offerings across several categories, including: Technology, Go-to-Market, Market Momentum, and Service and Support.

The research effort, which evaluated several market participants independently, lauded Affirmed Networks’ solutions and capabilities across several areas.  Specifically, their recognition praised Affirmed Networks’ market traction with Tier One operators, its cloud-native architecture, which has delivered industry’s leading performance, and the integrated Gi-LAN services and virtual probe capabilities that are part of the solution. The report also cited Affirmed Networks’ continual innovation, specifically in the areas of automation and network slicing that allow operators to address challenges and embrace new service opportunities. The report also acknowledged Affirmed’s “network as a service” model that effectively eliminates “large investments in infrastructure.”

Of the many areas of positive analysis, the report gave Affirmed Networks credit for making “significant inroads with multiple mobile operators, both large and small” and for its innovation that allows the company to deliver the “performance, operational efficiency, and agile mobile core services.”

We are honored to be analyzed so favorably by GlobalData and look forward to extending upon all of our areas of strength in the new year as we continue to help mobile network operators to transform their networks in preparation for 5G.

2018 – What a Year!

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2018 has been quite a year for Affirmed Networks. As we usher in the New Year, we wish to thank our customers and partners for all your support, and we look forward to a prosperous 2019!

Here’s a quick look at 2018 by the numbers:

90 Customers
90 customers worldwide have deployed Affirmed Networks vEPC

150 Gbps
Our Affirmed Networks/Intel joint solution delivers 150 Gbps on a single server with performance gains 10x greater than legacy solutions

1st vEPC on Public Cloud
We became the first company to offer a vEPC on the public cloud via AWS

Affirmed Networks named one of the Telecom’s Top 8 Disruptors
Fierce Telecom names Affirmed Networks one of the Telecom’s Top 8 Disruptors

5G mobile core solution
We introduced the industry’s first 5G mobile core and our 5G solution is now deployed at some of the world’s largest operators

Three UK Deploys NFV to Get Ready for 5G

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Are you ready for 5G?

Bryn Jones, CTO, Three UK, chatted with Hassan Ahmed, CEO, Affirmed Networks, about the steps they are taking to improve their overall customer experience and prepare for the arrival of 5G.

This video case study provides a look into how Three UK is using Affirmed’s GiLAN (optimization, DPI, CGNAT, Content Filtering) and virtual probe offerings to handle their 30% per year data growth and position themselves to migrate to 5G services, while also reducing overall network complexity.

One of the industry’s first providers to offer “all you can eat” data plans, Three UK has been a disruptive force in the mobile industry since introducing the first 100% 3G network in the UK in 2003.  Today, they carry more than 32% of the UK’s mobile data traffic and cover 99% of the country’s population.  As a company that has consistently focused on providing the best possible mobile experience to their customers, during this video, they will share insights into

several compelling areas, including:

  • Why NFV is critical to handling the dramatic increase in types of traffic and overall capacity inherent with 5G services.
  • How service assurance and orchestration work when you spin up a new service using NFV.
  • How Three UK is delivering the right customer experience using real-time subscriber data and analytics with integrated virtual probe.

So, sit back, and watch.  There’s lots to be learned when one of the industry’s most innovative service providers shares their secrets of success.

Affirmed Networks Outlines How Communications Service Providers can Win the Race to Revenue

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With Communications Service Providers (CSPs) facing competition from all fronts – traditional service providers, cloud providers and over-the-top (OTT) providers –to effectively compete they need to transform both their networks AND their business.

To help them address these challenges, Affirmed Networks has published a new whitepaper that outlines the ways CSPs can leverage the latest technologies and architectures to accelerate service creation and reduce network costs.

The whitepaper, titled “Winning the Race to Revenue: How NFV/Cloud Solutions Drive Revenue Today and Turbocharge Your Path to 5G” outlines five proven strategies that will allow CSPs to successfully compete against increasing competition which are:

  1. Maximize your network’s speed and performance with network solutions that are architected specifically for an NFV/cloud environment.
  2. Rev up your top-line revenue and bottom-line profitability by accelerating your time to market for new services and lowering your total cost of ownership.
  3. Drive transformation with a complete solution that is already built to win
  4. Don’t get behind the wheel of an unproven concept
  5. Recognize that you can’t win the race alone, team with a proven partner.

In the coming days and weeks, Affirmed Networks will continue to provide additional perspectives on the challenges, strategies, and opportunities, for CSPs to capture lucrative new revenue streams and fully realize the potential that 5G offers.

Affirmed Networks is hoping to help CSPs do to increase their chances of success in this “race.”  To keep on top of the latest content, news, and opinions related to this topic please be sure to continue to check back here.

Good luck!

 

Affirmed Networks Executives Speak at ONS Europe on How Automation & Open Source are Paving the Way for 5G Services

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This week at the ONS Europe event in Amsterdam, Affirmed Networks’ VP Product Management and Marketing, Angela Whiteford, and Affirmed Networks’ Senior Product Manager, Dejan Leskaroski, spoke on the importance of automation and open source technologies as 5G services become available.

Focusing on how operators can achieve profitability in an era where bandwidth continues to grow exponentially while revenue remains flat, Whiteford and Leskaroski’s remarks provided actionable insights for operators to more effectively leverage automated services, a truly predictive network, real-time analytics, and the integration of open source technologies to drive greater business outcomes that are the result of better monetization of the network as it moves to 5G.

Each year ONS Europe is attended by more than 700 networking and orchestration, business, development and operations leaders across open source service providers, cloud companies and enterprise users.