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Affirmed Networks Powers 2degrees’ Mobile Network

January 24, 2018 by

New Zealand Operator Taps Affirmed and Metaswitch to Enable VoWiFi Services New Zealand’s third largest mobile operator, 2degrees, is making it easier for customers to stay connected with the introduction of Wi-Fi calling. 2degrees’ mobile network covers 98.5% of places people live and work in New Zealand. As for any mobile provider, maintaining strong cellular coverage inside homes and office...

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Affirmed Networks and Turkcell Tackle the Network Transformation Process

December 6, 2017 by

Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is becoming mainstream for operators who now have multiple millions of subscribers running on these networks. One example is Turkcell, an operator that chose Affirmed Networks to help them transition their network to a virtualized architecture. Turkcell had solutions running on several hardware architectures and wanted to align these services onto a common NFVi platform. The...

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Affirmed, Intel, and WBA Discuss Virtualized Wi-Fi Access for Wi-Fi Calling / VoWiFi

November 6, 2017 by

On November 7 Affirmed will team up with Intel and the Wireless Broadband Alliance to conduct an in-depth webinar on Economic Advantages of Virtualized Wi-Fi Access for Wi-Fi Calling / VoWiFi. Save this date and time! Tue, Nov 7, 2017 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST. VoWi-Fi has provided mobile carriers with an antidote to spotty indoor cell coverage by running...

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Best Practices for NFV Deployments & the Journey to 5G

October 27, 2017 by

Everyone is talking about Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) these days. But wouldn’t you rather hear what the people who are implementing NFV in their own network have to say about it? Then tune in for the re-broadcast of the October 4th Light Reading webinar, “Best Practices for Today’s NFV Deployments and the Journey to 5G,” featuring Ibrahim Gideon, CTO of Telus Corporation, and...

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The Hague

Affirmed Networks Joins Panel Discussions at SDN NFV World Congress

October 6, 2017 by

Affirmed will be showcasing our “5G Ready Portfolio” in Booth #F7 at the SDN NFV World Congress in the Hague, Netherlands running from Oct 9 – 13, 2017. Our 5G-Ready portfolio features advanced capabilities such as Network Slicing, Service Automation, IoT solutions such as NB-IoT, Virtual Probes and Analytics and more. Visitors to our booth at the World Congress will see how Affirmed is revolutionizing...

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Road to 5G

Upcoming Light Reading Webinar Offers Real World Perspectives from Influencers & Innovators on the Deployment of NFV and the Road to 5G

September 28, 2017 by

In case you missed it, the move to the cloud is all around us – especially in the global telecoms market where NFV continues to be adopted to help accelerate the delivery of the new, exciting services that consumers crave.  While we see proof of this in the headlines, few of us ever fully see the challenges and considerations that occur...

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For Mobile Network Carriers, Automation Is Key for Innovation

September 25, 2017 by

In the context of a mobile network core, automating the lifecycle management of both new and existing operator services, including designing, deploying, performance measuring, fine tuning, and decommissioning, is a rising tide that will lift all boats. But how fast that tide is coming in is an important topic to unpack, as we did in our conversation with Light Reading. Services can be a complex...

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5G Network Slicing

Telecom Pros Discuss Challenges of 5G Network Slicing

August 8, 2017 by

As we’ve discussed in previous posts, 5G promises to let communications service providers (CSPs) ‘slice’ the network to accommodate a wide range of applications with very different reliability, quality of service, security, latency, and throughput requirements. To accommodate such services, CSPs will create individual network slices on a multi-tenant, multi-operator network platform. Slices will be orchestrated and assured end to...

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5 Network Requirements for the 5G Network Revolution

June 12, 2017 by

In order to create a 5G network we must transform three things: the radio access network, the core network, and the service creation layer. Radio access standards and available spectrum are still works-in-progress—but we have a good understanding today of the five core network requirements for 5G: Create a Common Composable Core Create a common composable core to deliver a...

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OPNFV Summit

Join Affirmed at OPNFV Summit in Beijing for CNCF Day

June 7, 2017 by

The promise of NFV is to be able to manage core telco applications with the agility and scale of the cloud. But how do we convert a legacy application into a “Cloud Native” application? On June 13 at the Open Platform to Accelerate NFV (OPNFV) conference in Beijing, China, a one-day Cloud Native VNF development workshop will take us on a journey...

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