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by Angela Whiteford

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Winners and losers from Mobile World Congress

March 7, 2019

Why are so many people targeting 5G? Well, the industry always loves the next big thing. The GSMA, which runs MWC, believes that 5G connections will reach 1.4 billion by 2025 and that the number of global internet of things connections will triple to 25 billion by 2025, while global IoT revenue will quadruple to $1.1 trillion.

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Takeaways from MWC19: What’s industry collaboration all about?

March 5, 2019

“In our case it’s the collaboration that is the killer app,” says Affirmed Networks’ Amit Tiwari, “so if you think of virtualisation, and now the journey onto cloudification, it’s the ecosystem of committed partners like ourselves that help make real the best practices that come out of the technologies that each one of us creates.”

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SDxCentral’s Weekly Roundup

March 1, 2019

Affirmed Networks raised $38 million in a new round of funding led by Centerview Capital Technology. Orange International Carriers selected Affirmed‘s virtualized WiFi gateway service to rollout WiFi data roaming services.

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Electronic Engineering Journal
Flipping the Script on 5G Networking

February 28, 2019

There is something going on with 5G beyond just a next-generation of mobile device wireless standards. 5G represents a coming together of traditionally disparate elements. We will see a convergence of mobile wireless, IoT machine-to-machine communications, domestic ISP, connected automotive, industrial, and a number of other wireless technologies that have historically been in separate silos.

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Affirmed CEO Wants to Own the Core… & More

February 27, 2019

Affirmed Networks, known for building a virtualized evolved packet core (vEPC), is determined not to let itself become a one-hit wonder. Company CEO Hassan Ahmed said Affirmed is expanding its market share in mobile core sales — and its opportunities inside each customer network. “Today Affirmed is a very different company in the sense of, yeah, we do the core, but we also do everything from the radio to the Internet in software,” Ahmed told Light Reading at the company’s booth.

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Intel at MWC 2019: 5G & Edge Computing Remain Focal Points

February 26, 2019

The company introduced the Intel FPGA Programmable Acceleration Card N3000 or Intel FPGA PAC N3000. This solution is aimed at accelerating “virtualized network functions”, including 5G radio access networks (RAN) and other core network-based applications. The solution is currently in sampling with Affirmed Networks and Rakuten, with product delivery scheduled around third-quarter 2019.

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5G brings faster internet access, new entertainment, smart cities

February 25, 2019

VIDEO: Hassan Ahmed, chairman and CEO of Affirmed Networks, discusses the benefits next-generation 5G networks will bring in this CNBC interview at Mobile World Congress 2019.

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Intel Announces Next-Generation Acceleration Card to Deliver 5G

February 25, 2019

Today at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019, Intel announced the Intel® FPGA Programmable Acceleration Card N3000 (Intel® FPGA PAC N3000), designed for service providers to enable 5G next-generation core and virtualized radio access network solutions. The Intel FPGA PAC N3000 accelerates many virtualized workloads, ranging from 5G radio access networks to core network applications.

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Mobile-Tech Company Affirmed Networks Raises $38M To Chase 5G Future

February 25, 2019

Affirmed Networks, a mobile systems software company based in Acton, MA, has raised $38 million in a strategic funding round led by Palo Alto-based Centerview Capital Technology to help it expand into more regions around the globe and invest in new products. “Affirmed has disruptive technology, deep domain expertise and a vision of mobile network transformation that no other company has,” Ned Hooper, Centerview Capital Technology partner…

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Intel reveals chips and deals to bolster 5G business at MWC 2019

February 25, 2019

Intel announced new chips and partnerships to bolster revenue from 5G networking business – at the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2019). Intel, the world’s second-largest chip maker by revenue behind Samsung, started the wireless data business with its acquisition of German modem maker Infineon in 2011, Reuters reported. Its sole major modem customer is Apple, whose iPhones feature Intel modem chips to connect to mobile data networks.

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Affirmed Networks Raises $38M in Funding

February 25, 2019

Affirmed Networks, an Acton, MA-based virtualized mobile networks company, raised $38m in its latest funding.
This strategic round was led by Centerview Capital Technology with participation from Qualcomm Ventures, Eastward Capital Partners as well as existing investors.

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Silicon Angle
Intel targets 5G network providers with FPGA-based accelerators

February 25, 2019

Intel Corp. is trying to win over 5G wireless service providers that need to handle growing volumes of virtualized workloads. Today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, it launched a new field-programmable gate array-based acceleration card called the N3000. The chipmaker said it expects the ongoing rollout of 5G wireless services and a shift toward network functions virtualization will lead to growing demand from networking providers for low-latency FPGAs and the higher bandwidth that 5G provides.

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Intel FPGA Accelerator Targets 5G Rollouts

February 25, 2019

Intel unveiled an FPGA-based programmable acceleration card aimed at 5G wireless service providers handling growing volumes of virtualized workloads. The N3000 acceleration card was rolled out during the first day of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The chip maker is betting the ongoing 5G rollout and a shift toward network functions virtualization (NFV) will place a premium…

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Tech Mahindra Launches “netOps.ai” to Accelerate 5G Adoption

February 25, 2019

Tech Mahindra Ltd. announced netOps.ai, its Network Automation and Managed Services Framework based on CI/CD (Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment) principles. Tech Mahindra will conduct the first-ever live demonstration of its netOps.ai framework at Mobile World Congress 2019.

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Affirmed inks deal with Orange for deploying Wi-Fi Gateway

February 25, 2019

Affirmed Networks announced its deal with Orange International Carriers for the deployment of virtualized Wi-Fi Gateway solution to support its Wi-Fi data roaming services. Affirmed’s virtualized Wi-Fi Gateway solution will allow Orange International to connect its 4G / LTE network to both trusted and untrusted Wi-Fi networks. This includes both SIM-based devices (e.g., smartphones), in home networks and standard clearing and settlements services.

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5G Will Be the Fabric of Connectivity Around the World, Says Affirmed CEO

February 25, 2019

5G is really going to become the fabric of connectivity around the world, says Affirmed Networks CEO Hassan Ahmed. “The whole world is getting smarter,” he noted. “5G really brings blazingly fast internet access, new entertainment like virtual reality, and massive connectivity in cities to create smart cities. It brings everything from your home security system to the security of entire cities. This is what 5G is about.”

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Highlights of the MWC 5G Hype Wave

February 25, 2019

BARCELONA — Mobile World Congress 2019 — The 5G marketing hype hit the global industry with full fury here as 100,000+ attendees of the the world’s largest mobile show listened to stories about a range of new business that will be spawned by 5G services ranging from connected robots, telemedicine, and all manners of mixed and virtual realities.

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MWC 2019: Intel Showcases New Products and Partnerships Accelerating the 5G Revolution

February 25, 2019

BARCELONA, Spain– At Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona, Intel is displaying – through new product announcements, partnerships and innovative customer use cases – how the cloud, devices and edge computing are fueling the network to transform and, in turn, unlock limitless opportunities across 5G.

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du Accelerates 5G-based Smart City Ambitions

February 19, 2019

UAE-based telco du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), along with Nokia, Affirmed Networks and MediaTek have announced the launch of next generation Narrow Band-Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network in the United Arab Emirates. As part of this collaboration, du, Nokia, Affirmed Networks and MediaTek recently successfully demonstrated an electricity and water smart metering use case and its associated benefits.

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Du launches NB-IoT services with Nokia, MediaTek, Affirmed Networks

February 19, 2019

UAE operator Du, along with Nokia, Affirmed Networks and MediaTek, announced the launch of the operator’s NB-IoT network in the United Arab Emirates, based on the latest 3GPP Release 14 standard. The NB-IoT network will leverage the purpose-built IoT platform built by Du to enable devices to deliver applications such as smart metering, smart parking, trackers, smart health, industrial and agriculture use cases.

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du accelerates UAE’s smart city ambitions

February 19, 2019

UAE-based telco du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has announced the launch of next generation Narrow Band-Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network in the the country based on the latest 3GPP Release 14 standard. The next-gen NB-IOT was developed along with Nokia, Affirmed Networks and MediaTek. The NB-IoT will leverage the purpose-built IoT platform built by du, to enable devices to deliver a wealth of smart city applications ranging from smart metering, smart parking, trackers, smart health, industrial and agriculture use cases.

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Turkcell Launches Largest Virtualized Mobile Network In EMEA Region

February 7, 2019

Turkish operator Turkcell and vendor partners Affirmed Networks and Red Hat deployed what they claim is the largest commercial virtualized mobile network in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), supporting 35 million subscribers with a volume of 1.8 terabits per second. Turkcell has now virtualized 18 percent of its voice and data services capacity on its telco cloud and is on track to reach 40 percent by the end of the year. Red Hat Consulting helped design Turkcell’s Unified Telco Cloud, while Affirmed acted as the main systems integrator.

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Red Hat gives thanks for Turkcell virtualization win

February 6, 2019

Turkish operator Turkcell has launched a virtualization platform called Unified Telco Cloud that’s based on Red Hat’s OpenStack Platform. As the name implies this new platform is all about centralising all its services onto a single virtualized infrastructure. This NFVi then allows east selection and implementation of virtual network functions, or so the story goes. Examples of operators going all-in on this stuff are still sufficiently rare for this to be noteworthy.

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Turkcell and Affirmed Networks launch 1.8Tbps virtualised network

February 6, 2019

Turkcell and Affirmed Networks, a provider of virtualised mobile networks, have deployed one of the largest virtualised mobile networks in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. The network currently supports more than 35 million mobile broadband subscribers and is capable of supporting up to 1.8Tbps of customer traffic across the region.

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Turkcell Races to Network Virtualization Deadline

February 6, 2019

The Turkish service provider is building Unified Telco Cloud, a centralized network functions virtualization infrastructure (NFVi). The platform will allow Turkcell to implement its choice of virtual network functions (VNFs) quickly and flexibly scale resources as needed to modernize existing services and roll out new ones as needed, according to a statement from vendor Red Hat on Wednesday.

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Turkcell reaps benefits of virtualized network thanks to Affirmed Networks, Red Hat

February 6, 2019

Turkcell and Affirmed Networks announced they have just deployed one of the largest virtualized mobile networks in the EMEA region, supporting more than 35 million mobile broadband subscribers and carrying over a terabit per second of customer traffic across the region.

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Affirmed Networks deploys commercial virtualised network for Turkcell

February 6, 2019

Affirmed Networks jointly deployed with Turkcell what it calls one of the largest virtualised mobile networks in the EMEA region. The network currently supports more than 35 million mobile broadband subscribers and carries over a terabit per second (Tbps) of customer traffic across the region. Affirmed Networks was selected by Turkcell in February 2018 as a partner providing virtualised network infrastructure for the operator’s network transformation initiative designed to streamline costs and drive revenue growth.

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Turkcell Catalyzes Digital Services Innovation Through its Unified Telco Cloud on Red Hat OpenStack Platform

February 6, 2019

ISTANBUL–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Turkcell has built a centralized virtualization infrastructure (NFVi), named its Unified Telco Cloud, on Red Hat OpenStack Platform to unify its services on a single cloud, supported by Red Hat Ceph Storage.

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Turkcell Catalyzes Digital Services Innovation Through its Unified Telco Cloud on Red Hat OpenStack Platform

February 6, 2019

Red Hat, Inc., the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Turkcell has built a centralized virtualization infrastructure (NFVi), named its Unified Telco Cloud, on Red Hat OpenStack Platform to unify its services on a single cloud, supported by Red Hat Ceph Storage. With this open foundation, Turkcell can implement its choice of virtual network functions (VNFs) faster and is able to more flexibly scale resources as needed.

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Affirmed Networks details support of Turkcell’s virtualized network deployment

February 6, 2019

Turkcell said it is delivering new services at least three months faster than it could with its legacy infrastructure. Affirmed Networks is offering some insights into how it helped Turkish mobile network operator Turkcell with the rapid deployment of one of the largest commercial network virtualization projects in the region.

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Turkcell takes covers off impressive ‘next gen’ virtualisation

February 6, 2019

Turkcell, with more than 35 million subscribers and 99 per cent population coverage in Turkey, is a leading mobile operator in Turkey and the region. It is majoring on digital services development and has formulated software-defined operational models to get it there. It plans to have 40 per cent of its services virtualized and running on a flexible cloud infrastructure by the end of this year.

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Ukraine’s lifecell Completes the First Phase of NB-IoT Network Deployment in 1800 MHz Band

January 11, 2019

lifecell, the third largest Ukrainian mobile operator has started to deploy NB-IoT network for smart devices of PJSC “Kyivgas” which will remotely record the readings of gas meters. The project has been implemented with the support of Ericsson, Odine Solutions and Affirmed Networks.

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Datacenter Dynamics
Fully automated luxury space networking

January 11, 2019

Over the next few years, telecommunications networks will have to scale up – and it could be the defining moment for open source software. Since the days of Samuel Morse, the pace of technological progress has been intrinsically linked to the amount of information that can be sent down a piece of wire. More information means better decisions, faster innovation, and increased convenience.

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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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