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by Angela Whiteford
Virtualization’s Next Frontier The Move to the Cloud

The Next Frontier in Virtualization: Cloud Computing

September 19, 2018 by

Today, it’s not a question of “if” but “when” will an operator adopt a cloud based architecture for their mobile networks.  It’s happening now, and the coming arrival of 5G, which is based on a virtualized architecture, assures the continuation of this trend. But, it wasn’t always such a concrete fact. Rewind the clock back just four to five years...

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Affirmed Networks’ Selected to the Inaugural Class of the “GSMA 100”

Affirmed Networks Selected to the Inaugural Class of the “GSMA 100”

September 5, 2018 by

Affirmed Networks is pleased to announce that it has been named one of the first companies to be included in the “GSMA 100,” a global innovation initiative developed by the GSMA to identify and advance the next generation of connectivity and digital services. Comprised of the world’s most promising growth-stage companies and selected by mobile operators and investment partners, the...

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Fierce Telecom Names Affirmed Networks Top Disruptor in Telecom Market

Fierce Telecom Names Affirmed Networks Top Disruptor in Telecom Market

August 15, 2018 by

Citing Affirmed’s track record of innovation and traction with more than 80 customers worldwide, Fierce Telecom, has identified Affirmed Networks as being one of the top disruptors in the global telecommunications market. One of the most influential publications covering the telecommunications market, yesterday Fierce Telecom issued a Special Report titled “The top 8 telecom disruptors of 2018.”  The article identified...

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Affirmed Networks Joins Linux Foundation Networking Fund

Affirmed Networks Joins Linux Foundation Networking Fund

August 1, 2018 by

Affirmed Networks is pleased to announce that we have joined the Linux Foundation Networking Fund, an organization focused on facilitating collaboration and operational excellence across the open networking projects, such as ONAP and OPNFV, that are important to our customers as they continue to transform their networks. Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation provides tools, training, and events to scale...

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If You Think Virtualization Is About Saving Money, You’re Missing a Lot

If You Think Virtualization Is About Saving Money, You’re Missing a Lot

July 2, 2018 by

What do you think of when you hear the word virtualization? If you’re a mobile carrier, the word “virtualization” likely evokes images of massive appliances being replaced by sleek servers, perhaps with a smiling CFO in the background for added effect. Mind you, it’s not a bad image, but it’s only a small picture of what virtualization can do for...

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Cloud Native Why Cloud Readiness Matters Right Now

Cloud Native: Why Cloud Readiness Matters Right Now

June 20, 2018 by

Cloud-native architecture. The words themselves are likely to elicit a range of reactions, from apathy (“Do we even need that?”) to annoyance (“Don’t we have enough to do?”). In fact, the words should be music to the ears of mobile service providers—because “cloud-native” is a must-have for 5G. “Cloud native” isn’t marketing hype and it isn’t a complicated architectural template....

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5G’s Need for Speed Why Performance Matters

5G’s Need for Speed: Why 5G Performance Matters

June 13, 2018 by

5G performance places unique demands on the network in terms of routing, scalability and services. But more than anything else, 5G has a need for speed. It’s actually more like an insatiable appetite.  This is due to the exponential rise in high-bandwidth data traffic (e.g., video), the creation of data-rich services and the introduction of billions of “talking” machines via...

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New Whitepaper Takes a Look at 5G Service Velocity in the Distributed Cloud Era

New Whitepaper: 5G Velocity in the Distributed Cloud Era

June 5, 2018 by

With the 5G era on the horizon, service providers are re-architecting their networks to achieve the levels of performance and scalability required to support this new generation of networks.  To do so, many operators are distributing cloud infrastructure to network edge locations to enable rapid deployment of advanced network services. Taking a specific look at evolving 4G and emerging 5G...

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Affirmed Networks Named Finalist in 5G World Awards

May 30, 2018 by

Affirmed Networks is pleased to announce that it has been named a Finalist in the 5G product awards at the upcoming 5G World Event.  Taking place in London from June 12-14, 5G World 2018 is themed “Define the Network; Connect the Future” and will attract participants from across the industry to discuss, compare and share the latest 5G-related developments from...

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Is Your RAN Vendor Trying to Sell You a Mobile Core Run in the Other Direction

Is Your RAN vendor Trying to Sell You a Mobile Core? Run in the Other Direction

May 29, 2018 by

It’s pretty obvious, but building a car is vastly different than building a house.  It requires significantly different tools, skills and processes. That said, if the company that built your home offered to sell you a minivan they designed and built themselves, you’d most likely decline—even if they offered their minivan at a great price. While that illustration may seem...

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