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by Angela Whiteford

M2M:- Rise of the Machines

December 18, 2015 by

The internet as we all understand is a network of computers capable of exchanging information between one and another. With the smartphones, tablets, and netbooks, the mobile internet now has an enormous amount of devices that are connected to one another. It is evident that humans are well connected through these networks of computers and smartphones and the various apps that ride over...

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Affirmed Networks Chairman Participates in Macquarie’s Mobile Day

December 9, 2015 by

Earlier this week, Hassan Ahmed, Affirmed Networks Chairman and CEO, participated in Macquarie Investments’ annual Mobile Day, an event that looks at some of the disruptive technologies sharping today’s network. Held at New York’s Omni Hotel, the event featured a rich line up of speakers from both emerging and established companies including the likes of AT&T, Akamai, CloudFlare, and Zayo, to name a few....

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What it Means to be Carrier Grade

October 22, 2015 by

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. According to Wikipedia, a "carrier grade" or "carrier class"...

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Affirmed Networks’ Hassan Ahmed Recognized for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Vision by Goldman Sachs

October 16, 2015 by

We are proud to share that Affirmed Networks’ Chairman and CEO, Hassan Ahmed, was honored by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) as one of the “100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2015” at the investment giant’s “Builders and Innovators Summit” taking place in Santa Clara, CA this week. While we as a company are constantly amazed by Hassan’s talent and vision, it’s an incredible honor...

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The Time is Now for NFV

October 13, 2015 by

Network Function Virtualization (NFV) has emerged as a potentially revolutionary new architecture for building fixed and mobile networks. Offering a host of financial and operational benefits, this approach has quickly moved from Proof of Concept, to field deployments carrying traffic for some of the world’s largest network operators. While the benefits of this technology have been understood by those responsible for building and designing networks,...

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Not all NFV’s are Created Equal

October 2, 2015 by

Gartner published its hype cycle and Communication for this year. It shows NFV at the “Trough of Disillusionment” on the curve. This is usually the case with any new technology. As a new technology comes along, it brings along its share of pretenders. In the dot-com boom-bust, a lot of companies bought into the "dot-com" hype and eventually went bust or...

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Affirmed Networks Nominated as Finalist for 2015 SPIFFY Award from the Silicon Valley Telecommunication Council

September 29, 2015 by

Company Recognized for its Innovation and Ability to Execute The Telecom Council of Silicon Valley is an organization focused on connecting companies and individuals involved in the region's Communications Technology industry for the purposes of networking, collaboration, and education and has become a hub for telecom professionals in the Valley. As part of their overall program, the Council has created the Service...

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Considerations while Selecting an NFV partner

September 25, 2015 by

It is clear, for Service Providers to support the exponentially growing demand for data bandwidth with declining to flat ARPUs (Average Revenue Per User) their network strategy has to evolve. The heavy capital expenditures of the traditional siloed network functions running on bespoke hardware is a relic of of the past. Market saturation combined with new entrants to the market has created price competition that...

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Witness the Cutting Edge NFV Revolution at CTIA with Red Hat and Affirmed Networks

September 7, 2015 by

NFV is saving operators millions in CAPEX and OPEX. Service Providers have recognized the reality that in order to reduce costs and increase revenue, complex traditional mobile network infrastructures can be a business liability. Demands of the customer are growing and NFV will enable subscriber retention and increase sources of revenue. Virtualizing a mobile network with the Red Hat and...

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A David Knocking Down Goliaths in the Telco Industry

August 18, 2015 by

The world woke up this morning to a great testimonial by Forbes about Affirmed’s disruptive efforts in the telco market (Read: Cisco Systems, Ericsson Losing Business To 200 Person Startup) close on the heels of Forbes naming Affirmed Networks in the “Next Billion Dollar” Startup list. The article speaks about how, in the midst of big incumbents like Cisco and...

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