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January 5, 2017

Service Providers Speak: Why They’re Adopting Orchestration and How

In this third blog post about the TM Forum report on Orchestration, we’re going to look into why service providers are adopting orchestration and how. Top Business Drivers for Orchestration According to a survey taken by CIOs and VPs in networking and operations, network and systems architects, IT managers, OSS/BSS directors, and software develops, the biggest reason service providers are automating
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December 5, 2016

Affirmed Networks and Orange Demo Carrier Grade Wi-Fi Roaming at Wireless Global Congress

On November 15th during Wireless Global Congress by Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) in San Jose, Orange, one of the largest operators of mobile and internet services in Europe and Africa, held a live demo on carrier-grade Wi-Fi roaming. Orange’s overarching goal was to show the value of providing a secure and consistent user experience regardless of the underlying access technology. In
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December 2, 2016

What Is Network Orchestration and Why Is It So Important?

In this second blog post about the TM Forum report on Orchestration, we’re going to look closely at the definition of orchestration as it pertains to today’s virtualized mobile networks. “In general, the definition of network orchestration is too narrow and too specific to VNF lifecycle management. Operators have backed away from talking about OSS recently, fearing it sounds ‘retro’, but
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November 11, 2016

Affirmed Networks Honored by the Wireless Broadband Alliance at Annual Awards Gala

Affirmed Wins Award for “Best Next-Gen Wi-Fi Network Infrastructure” We are pleased to share that last night, at the Wireless Broadband Alliance’s (WBA) “Industry Awards 2016” event in San Jose, Calif., Affirmed Networks received top recognition for our continued commitment to innovation. Honored along with other industry leaders such as AT&T, Telstra, Boingo and Ruckess Wireless, Affirmed Networks won the award
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November 11, 2016

Virtualized Mobile Networks – Intel Chip Chat: Network Insights

During Intel® Network Builders Summit in The Hague, Netherlands this October, Angela Whiteford, VP of Marketing and Product Management at Affirmed, participated in a livecast as a part of Intel® Chip Chat: Network Insights. Angela spoke with Allyson Klein, Marketing Director at Intel, and explained what it means to be a virtual network functions (VNF) provider creating virtualized mobile networks
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November 10, 2016

Current Analysis Names Affirmed Networks a “Game Changer”

We are pleased to report that respected industry analyst firm, Current Analysis, has given Affirmed Networks the highest rating in a recent report of profiling potentially disruptive companies across a number of segments. Through their “Market Disruptor Profile” series, Current Analysis provides an overview and analysis of companies generating new competitive threats in the market – companies that demand attention despite potential
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November 4, 2016

Affirmed Networks Named as Finalist for Two Prominent Industry Awards

Affirmed Networks is pleased to announce that we have been named as a “Finalist” for two prominent industry awards that will be announced in the coming weeks. We were named as a finalist in the Fierce Innovation Awards: Telecom Edition 2016 for the category of “Business Transformation Management: SDN/NFV” where we have been shortlisted along with two other deserving technology
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October 6, 2016

New Report Examines Service Orchestration: Provides Insights into How CSPs can Embrace the Platform Revolution

A recently released report from the TM Forum sponsored by Affirmed Networks, Affirmed Networks Sponsors TM Forum Orchestration Insight Report, takes a close look at how Communications Service providers (CSPs) can save, on average, the equivalent of their entire capital budget by embracing new Service Orchestration technologies and processes. According to the report, these savings stem largely from the operational efficiencies
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October 4, 2016

The Intelligent Transformation: How Operators Can Build a 5G Ready Network Today!

Operators are making investments in software-based (SDN/NFV) mobile core solutions and the underlying data center IP infrastructure required to support this virtualized approach. As this is occurring, operators are also being challenged to understand the requirements of 5G services so that they can embrace this new generation of networks as seamless and cost-effectively as possible. What only a few forward-thinking
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October 22, 2015

What it Means to be Carrier Grade

Today, Affirmed Networks and HP announced their collaboration to deliver a carrier-grade OpenStack NFV solution for mobile networks. This collaboration helps to bring NFV deeper into the carrier networks by allaying any concerns about the stability, performance, and technical understanding of open source technologies that are at the foundation of NFV today. Carrier-Grade, Defined: What is “carrier-grade”? According to Wikipedia,
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