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by Angela Whiteford
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The Reality of Open Networking in CSP Transformation

October 5, 2018

Heavy Reading and Linux Foundation Networking collaborated with six industry sponsors — Affirmed/Intel, Amdocs, CloudOps, Ericsson, Netgate and Red Hat — to survey CSPs around the world about the current state-of-play in open networking. The results of this collaboration are presented in the recently published Open Networking Survey Report.

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The Mobile Network Is Becoming a Cloud Service

September 18, 2018

At Mobile World Congress Americas, the cloud and 5G loomed large and, frequently, were part of the same story. One example: Affirmed Networks Inc. announced a “Mobile Network as a Service” offering, wherein it made its virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) available to mobile operators on Amazon Web Services Inc.

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AWS Offers Affirmed Networks’ Virtual EPC as a Hosted Service

September 13, 2018

Affirmed Networks announced that its virtual evolved packet core (virtual EPC) is now available to mobile operators on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The virtual EPC is targeted to mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs), cable operators that want to provide a mobile service, and traditional mobile operators that want to expand outside of their footprint, among other possible customers.

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Affirmed Networks first to launch ‘mobile network as service’ on AWS

September 13, 2018

Virtualised mobile networks specialist Affirmed Networks announced that its virtualised Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) is now available to mobile operators on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The “mobile network as a service” platform is designed to enable operators to quickly and economically deliver both 4G and 5G services over a scalable cloud infrastructure without requiring excessive capital investments.

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Affirmed Networks launches ‘Mobile Network as Service’ offering on Amazon Web Services

September 12, 2018

Affirmed Networks announced that its virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) is now available to mobile operators on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The company calls it the first “Mobile Network as a Service” solution that enables service providers to quickly and economically deliver both 4G and 5G services over a scalable cloud infrastructure without requiring a lot of capital investments.

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Affirmed Networks brings vEPC to public cloud

September 12, 2018

Affirmed Networks teamed up with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to deploy its virtualised evolved packet core on the public cloud, a move it said will allow operators to quickly and cheaply launch new cellular or IoT services.

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Affirmed Puts Virtual EPC in the Clouds

September 12, 2018

The mobile network is getting increasingly cloudified in the run-up to 5G deployment. Affirmed Networks has launched what it claims to be the first mobile network as a service offering for Amazon Web Services (AWS). The Acton, Mass.-based private company is virtualizing mobile infrastructure in the cloud for operators that want to role out new mobile services for applications such as Internet of Things (IoT), connected cars, and other communications products.

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Affirmed Networks included in Comms Innovation Power List

September 6, 2018

GSMA has published the “GSMA 100, “a list of the “world’s most promising growth-stage companies,” to identify the next generation of connectivity and digital services.

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Special Report—The Top 8 Telecom Disrupters of 2018

August 14, 2018

Affirmed Networks has been one of the leading vendors for network functions virtualization. On the mobile side, the company’s vEPC (virtualized Evolved Packet Core) is in use by 80 worldwide customers. Affirmed Networks has also worked on network slicing on today’s core networks ahead of the migration to 5G.

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Linux Networking Foundation Gets New Friends

August 3, 2018

NSA’s crummy crypto crop Suite B binned, and other network nuggets.

The Linux Networking Foundation added a bunch of new members this week: silver members Arris, Affirmed Networks, Equinox, MYCOM OSI and SnapRoute; and associate members Chinese research agency CAICT, the OpenAirInterface Software Alliance, and Chinese tech media outlet SDNLAB.

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Affirmed Networks Joins Linux Foundation Networking

August 1, 2018

The Linux Foundation Networking Fund (LFN), which facilitates collaboration and operational excellence across open networking projects such as ONAP and OPNFV, today announced the addition of eight new Silver and Associate members, continuing its rapid global growth. New LFN members ARRIS International, Affirmed Networks, CAICT, Equinox International, MYCOM OSI, OpenAirInterface Software Alliance, SDNLAB and SnapRoute join 104 other technology leaders within the networking industry, to accelerate the development and adoption of open source and open standards-based networking technologies.

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Why Performance Matters in a 5G World

July 16, 2018

Unless you have been living on a deserted island, you know that 5G is coming. The industry and ecosystem is racing, prepping, and hyping on many fronts to usher in this new generation. And you probably also know that 5G architectures are virtualized. Yet, as recently as four years ago there was still a debate over whether virtualized networks would ever go mainstream, replacing the legacy, hardware-based infrastructure the industry had relied upon forever. Well that debate is over. The industry now fully understands the many compelling cost advantages of NFV — which starts by replacing expensive and dedicated hardware with white box servers.

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Government’s 5G-centric approach to put India at forefront in service innovation: Coriant

July 13, 2018

Coriant’s executive said that the 5G technology would accelerate India’s digital transformation, and government’s focus towards newer technology would play a critical role in placing India at the forefront of 5G service innovation.

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Affirmed Publishes Xeon Benchmarks for NFV

June 25, 2018

Affirmed Networks, a provider of a network function virtualization (NFV) platform for mobile networks, has published a series benchmark tests intended dispel any lingering doubts concerning the performance on Intel Xeon class processors running networking software.

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vEPC pushes 150 Gbps on one Intel server

June 18, 2018

Affirmed Networks counts more than 80 global deployments of its vEPC and, in tandem with 5G World last week in London, provided an update on performance benchmarking. Using a single server kitted with an Intel Xeon Scalable processor, the vendor pushed throughput of 150 Gbps.

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vEPC pushes 150 Gbps on one Intel server

June 18, 2018

Affirmed Networks benchmarks vEPC performance: Network virtualization is most certainly a process, but one that’s imperative to the evolution from hardware-driven connectivity to much more flexible software control. While operators approach softwarization differently, many see deployment of a virtual evolved packet core (vEPC) as a key driver of network efficiency and service elasticity.

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SDxCentral’s Weekly Roundup

June 15, 2018

Affirmed Networks published the results of its virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) performance test on an Intel Xeon scalable processor-based server.

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5G WORLD 2018, London—5G tipped to power transformation long game

June 15, 2018

5G will lead to changes in the way that networks are built and monetized, with the possibility there will be a longer time before the introduction of the next generation, industry executives noted. Hassan Ahmed, CEO of Affirmed Networks, noted that while there are differences in strategies, “the underlying thread that binds all these users or operators together is this desire to transform.”

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Telecom TV Video—VMware Integrated OpenStack and Affirmed Networks provide end-to-end solutions for 5G

June 12, 2018

At the Open Stack Summit, Vanessa Little, Director of Solutions Architecture at VMware, demonstrates three use cases for Telco Networks using VMware and Affirmed Networks technology. CUPS deployment of MCC on multiple DCs (Edge and Core) with edge users being re-directed to the edge MCC instances as needed; Elastic Workloads/Simple Scaling; and Network Slicing use cases with IXIA generating distinct traffic profiles.

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Light Reading Video—Today’s Future Network: How 5G & Automation Will Usher in a New Breed of Value

May 23, 2018

Light Reading’s US News Editor, Phil Harvey, and Hassan Ahmed, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Affirmed Networks, discuss how 5G and automation will allow a new breed of services and revenue streams.

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26 Organizations Join The Linux Foundation to Support Open Source Communities With Infrastructure and Resources

May 23, 2018

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, announced the addition of 22 Silver members (including Affirmed Networks) and 4 Associate members. Linux Foundation members help support development of the shared technology resources, while accelerating their own innovation through open source leadership and participation. Linux Foundation member contributions help provide the infrastructure and resources that enable the world’s largest open collaboration communities.


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VMware Integrated OpenStack Drives 5G Readiness and Fastest Path to Production OpenStack Deployment for Accelerating Digital Transformation

May 21, 2018

“Our partnership with VMware is based on a common vision of what network operators will need in terms of unlimited scale, robust resiliency and industry-leading performance as they continue to transform their networks in the move to 5G,” said Angela Whiteford, vice president product management and marketing, Affirmed Networks. “The introduction of their latest OpenStack solution directly supports this vision, providing CSPs with the security, scale and performance required by the new breed of services that will be delivered over 5G.”

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What Is 5G and When Will Consumers Buy It?

April 5, 2018

Affirmed Networks Chief Architect Ron Parker said: “5G is a set of new and enhanced use cases centered around scale, reliability, latency, and location awareness. A new radio modulation scheme, standardized network slicing, and a cloud native transformation of the core network architecture.”

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Network Transformation to Market Disruption: How Three UK Is Leveraging Affirmed Networks’ NFV to Provide Superior Customer Experience

March 27, 2018

Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Steve Bell sits down with Bryn Jones, CTO of Three UK, and Hassan Ahmed, Chairman and CE0 of Affirmed Networks, to discuss Three UK’s network transformation. 

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Juniper Networks Launches New Metro Fabric to Simplify Metro Service Delivery

March 14, 2018

Juniper Networks has unveiled its new strategy for simplifying service delivery in complex metro networks. The plan will build on the company’s existing Affirmed Networks/Netronome, Juniper Contrail Provider Cloud and Juniper Networks programmable photonic layer announcements that allow service providers to easily build and manage distributed clouds for new 5G and IoT services

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Juniper Networks’ New Metro Fabric Modernizes Metro Service Delivery

March 13, 2018

Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR), an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, today announced its new vision for simplifying service delivery in complex metro networks.

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Juniper Networks’ New Metro Fabric Modernizes Metro Service Delivery

March 13, 2018

Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR), an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, today announced its new vision for simplifying service delivery in complex metro networks. Building on the company’s recent Affirmed Networks/Netronome, Juniper® Contrail® Provider Cloud and Juniper Networks® Programmable Photonic Layer announcements that enable service providers to easily build and manage distributed clouds for new 5G and IoT services, Juniper’s new Metro Fabric is designed to provide an adaptive, agile and secure network infrastructure for simplified service creation and delivery in the metro.

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Turkcell Picks Affirmed Networks for Network Drive

March 11, 2018

Turkcell, a leading mobile network operator in Turkey, has selected Affirmed Networks, a specialist in virtualized mobile networks, as the provider of a virtualized GiLAN solution and as the system integrator for Turkcell’s network transformation initiative.

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Affirmed Networks CEO: Yes, the Phone Companies Will Figure Out 5G

March 8, 2018

It’s been a year since my March, 2017 interview with Hassan Ahmed, CEO of privately held Affirmed Networks, and I was glad to see that his booth had gotten bigger when I visited him last week at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona.

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SDxCentral’s Weekly Roundup

March 1, 2018

Affirmed Networks will be a provider of a virtualized GiLAN software and a system integrator of Turkish mobile provider Turkcell. Softbank selected Affirmed Networks’ mobile content cloud to supply its enterprise customers with IoT services and mobile connectivity. Three UK chose Affirmed Networks’ service awareness and virtual probe and analytics technology for its mobile network. du selected Affirmed Networks’ NFV narrow band IoT (NB-IoT) to enable smart city use cases.

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VMware Takes NFV to the Edge

February 28, 2018

At MWC, VMware demonstrated NFVi running a mobile core on the edge, in conjunction with Cloudify, Affirmed Networks and Metaswitch.

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Du Picks Affirmed Networks for NB-IoT, Virtual Core

February 27, 2018

Affirmed Networks announced that UAE operator Du selected Affirmed’s Network Function Virtualization (NFV) NB-IoT mobile core. Affirmed Networks’ NB-IoT system is deployed on Du’s fully virtualized native cloud open-stack environment as one of the first in the Middle East. Du will also be using Affirmed’s Virtualized Mobile Core, which includes a virtualized Wi-Fi Gateway, to deliver VoWiFi and fixed-wireless services.

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Telenor: Containers Essential to 5G

February 26, 2018

The Telenor proof-of-concept integrated technology from multiple vendors, as shown below, including Altiostar, Affirmed Networks Inc., Openet Telecom Ltd. and Red Hat Inc. (NYSE: RHT), along with the containerized Metaswitch Networks virtual IMS, which was deployed on a Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.

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Coriant Partners with Affirmed Networks to Expand Its 5G Offerings

February 26, 2018

Coriant has teamed up with Affirmed Networks to expand the former’s 5G customer offerings.

Leveraging its existing Multi-Sided Platform Partner Program, Coriant will showcase an integrated, software-defined, 5G offering in collaboration with Affirmed Networks at Mobile World Congress 2018.

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3 UK Transforms Network with Affirmed Networks

February 26, 2018

3 UK has selected cloud-based platforms from virtualised mobile networks specialist Affirmed Networks for service awareness, GiLAN services and virtual probe and analytics to help transform their mobile network.

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Affirmed Networks Chosen by Japanese Service Provider

February 26, 2018

Acton mobile network firm Affirmed Networks’ Mobile Content Cloud has been chosen by Japan-based Softbank, Affirmed announced Monday.

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First 5G Core Spec Coming in June

February 26, 2018

The first 5G specification defining a next-generation core will come out in June, Affirmed’s chief architect tells Light Reading.

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The Great 5G Gamble

February 26, 2018

Angela Whiteford, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management of Affirmed Networks, which makes 5G network software known as a virtualized evolved packet core (EPC), says service providers are ramping up interest in 5G to deliver services in places where it makes sense, such as connected car.

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Coriant Partners Affirmed Networks for E2E 5G Solution

February 26, 2018

Packet optical transport vendor Coriant is partnering with Affirmed Networks to expand its 5G customer offerings.

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Affirmed Networks Signs Deal with Three and SoftBank

February 26, 2018

Affirmed Networks, a company active in virtualization of mobile networks, announced its deals with Three UK and SoftBank of Japan.

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Coriant and Affirmed Networks Partner to Expand Innovative 5G Offerings at Mobile World Congress

February 22, 2018

Building upon its recently introduced Multi-Sided Platform Partner Program, Coriant will feature an integrated, software-defined, 5G offering in collaboration with Affirmed Networks as part of its innovation showcase at Mobile World Congress 2018.

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Coriant and Affirmed Networks Partner to Expand Innovative 5G Offerings at Mobile World Congress

February 22, 2018

Building upon its recently introduced Multi-Sided Platform Partner Program, Coriant will feature an integrated, software-defined, 5G offering in collaboration with Affirmed Networks as part of its innovation showcase at Mobile World Congress 2018.

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Coriant Expands 5G Offerings with Affirmed Networks

February 22, 2018

Coriant, a global supplier of open, disruptive, and hyperscale networking solutions for service providers and web-scale Internet operators today announced it is partnering with Affirmed Networks to expand its 5G customer offerings.

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Coriant Expands 5G Offerings with Affirmed Networks

February 22, 2018

Coriant, a global supplier of open, disruptive, and hyperscale networking solutions for service providers and web-scale Internet operators today announced it is partnering with Affirmed Networks to expand its 5G customer offerings.

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Coriant Expands 5G Offerings with Affirmed Networks

February 22, 2018

Coriant, a global supplier of open, disruptive, and hyperscale networking solutions for service providers and web-scale Internet operators today announced it is partnering with Affirmed Networks to expand its 5G customer offerings.

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Coriant Expands 5G Offerings with Affirmed Networks

February 22, 2018

Coriant, a global supplier of open, disruptive, and hyperscale networking solutions for service providers and web-scale Internet operators announced it is partnering with Affirmed Networks to expand its 5G customer offerings.

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Coriant Expands 5G Offerings with Affirmed Networks

February 22, 2018

Coriant, a global supplier of open, disruptive, and hyperscale networking solutions for service providers and web-scale Internet operators today announced it is partnering with Affirmed Networks to expand its 5G customer offerings.

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Juniper Expands Distributed Mobile Cloud System with Netronome, Affirmed Networks

February 22, 2018

Juniper Networks has launched a new distributed mobile cloud system with Affirmed Networks and Netronome. Juniper said the new product provides a simple-to-manage, high-performing system for the rapid deployment of IoT and 5G services.

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News of Note—Affirmed Networks’ 5G Core, AT&T’s Brazilian Interest, Qualcomm’s NXP Bid, and More

February 20, 2018

Affirmed Networks said it has developed the industry’s first 5G mobile core.

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Affirmed Networks Says its 5G Mobile Core Is Ready to Roll

February 20, 2018

Affirmed Networks unveiled a 5G mobile core that the company said supports the 3GPP’s 5G New Radio (NR) standard and features sector speeds of 20 Gb/s downlink and 10 Gb/s uplink.

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Affirmed Networks Launches Virtual 5G Mobile Core

February 20, 2018

Affirmed Networks announced what it says is the industry’s first 5G mobile core network, already in trials with tier-one operators in North America and the Middle East. The virtual core comes with support for 5G New Radio standards and promises over 150 Gbps throughput on a single Intel Xeon server.

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Acton-based Affirmed Networks is Already Testing 5G Tech

February 20, 2018

Telecom giants like Verizon and AT&T are racing to rollout the next generation of mobile networking, and Affirmed Networks wants to help them power it.

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Affirmed Networks Claims a 5G Mobile Core First

February 20, 2018

Affirmed Networks debuted what it called the industry’s first 5G mobile core, supplying the final puzzle piece needed to make next-generation deployments a reality.

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