Affirmed Provides the Virtualized GiLAN Solution and Manages System Integration for Turkcell
As the system integrator for the network transformation initiative at Turkcell, a leading mobile network operator in Turkey, Affirmed is responsible for ensuring overall success by developing a cohesive strategy and onboarding virtual network functions (VNFs) from 3rd parties as well as our own. Our specialization in virtualized mobile networks made us the perfect choice to be both solution provider and system integrator for Turkcell. By creating a single, unified NFVi (Network Function Virtualization infrastructure) architecture, Turkcell can eliminate silos and align diverse functions and solutions. Affirmed Networks will oversee network day-to-day operations for the next five years.
Affirmed was also chosen to provide virtualized GiLAN solution to enable rapid delivery of new revenue generating services with optimized use of the NFVi. The deployment was completed ahead of schedule, producing significant operational savings and enabling a rich set of features and capabilities, including proxy services, TCP optimization, security services, DPI, and video optimization.
Gediz Sezgin, Turkcell’s executive vice president – Network Technologies, cited Affirmed as “a strategic partner critical to the success of our transformation.” He praised Affirmed for providing needed expertise and innovation across many areas and credited us as the key to exceeding Turkcell’s schedule milestones and producing “significant savings.”
With over sixty deployments around the world, our expertise in virtualizing some of the world’s largest networks allows the Affirmed team to accelerate time-to-revenue for operators such as Turkcell. Operators want to create new services quickly, and automation, analytics, and slicing are key factors in designing, deploying and managing the next-generation of mobile networks. For operators like Turkcell, Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is becoming mainstream to consolidate solutions running on multiple hardware architectures and align services on a common NFVi platform.
Check out our video (hosted by Light Reading’s Ray Le Maistre) of Turkcell’s Aykut Soner Demirkol and Angela Whiteford from Affirmed Networks discussing key considerations in mobile network transformations.