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by Angela Whiteford

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Affirmed Networks Launches Industry’s First “Mobile Network as Service” Offering Available on Amazon Web Services

September 12, 2018

Affirmed Networks, a leader in virtualized mobile networks, today announced that its virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) is now available to mobile operators on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Affirmed Networks’ “Mobile Network as a Service” solution enables Mobile 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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lifecell Selects Odine Solutions and Affirmed Networks to Deliver Virtualized Services to Business and Consumer Subscribers in Ukraine

August 14, 2018

Odine Solutions, the leading NFV systems integrator in EMEA and Affirmed Networks, the leader in virtualized mobile networks, have successfully deployed a virtualized network for lifecell, a leading mobile network operator covering Ukraine. The deployment, which represents Ukraine’s first virtualized LTE Core network in production, allows lifecell to transform its network to deliver a wide range of next-generation mobile services.

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Affirmed Networks Establishes New Industry Performance Benchmark for 4G & 5G Networks

June 13, 2018

Affirmed Networks, the leader in virtualized mobile networks, today published the results of recent performance testing that demonstrated Affirmed Networks’ vEPC (virtualized Evolved Packet Core) delivering more than 150 Gbps of throughput on a single Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor-based server.

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Affirmed Networks and VMware Deliver Integrated Solution to Drive Globetouch’s Connected Car and IoT Service Offerings

February 28, 2018

Affirmed Networks, the leader in virtualized mobile networks, and VMware Inc. (NYSE:VMW), today announced that Globetouch, a leader in global connectivity services for connected car and IoT applications, has deployed the Affirmed Mobile Content Cloud and VMware vCloud NFV platform for its mobile core network.

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Turkcell Selects Affirmed Networks to Drive Network Transformation Initiative

February 28, 2018

Affirmed Networks, the leader in virtualized mobile networks, today announced it has been selected both as the provider of a virtualized GiLAN solution and as the system integrator for Turkcell’s network transformation initiative designed to streamline costs and drive revenue growth.

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du Selects Affirmed Networks Virtualized NB-IoT Mobile Core to Support Smart City IoT Use Cases

February 27, 2018

Affirmed Networks, the leader in virtualized mobile networks, today announced that UAE-based telecommunications service provider du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has selected Affirmed’s Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Narrow Band IoT (NB-IoT) mobile core to provide an industry-leading 3GPP core network for IoT use cases, enabling a wide range of smart city use cases.

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SoftBank Selects Affirmed Networks to Deliver IoT and Enterprise Mobility Services

February 26, 2018

Affirmed Networks, the leader in virtualized mobile networks, today announced that SoftBank has selected the Affirmed Mobile Content Cloud (MCC) to deliver IoT services and mobile connectivity to enterprise customers.

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Three UK Selects Affirmed Networks for Network Transformation

February 26, 2018

Affirmed Networks, the leader in virtualized mobile networks, today announced that Three UK (“Three”) has selected its cloud-based solutions for Service Awareness, GiLAN services and virtual probe and analytics to enable the transformation of their mobile network.

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Quanta Cloud Technology Partners with Radisys to Deliver Optimized RAN Solutions on Its High-Performance Hardware

February 22, 2018

Radisys® Corporation (NASDAQ: RSYS), a global leader of open telecom solutions, today announced that Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT) has selected Radisys MobilityEngine™ LTE-Advanced and 5G RAN software to run on its open server hardware platforms, delivering optimized high performance and low latency RAN solutions to mobile operators globally. The resulting solution, which also integrates Affirmed Networks’ cloud-native 5G Mobile Core and leverages Radisys’ integration services, gives mobile operators a differentiated Mobile Core and RAN solution that is based on open standards, delivering faster time-to-market and better ROI.

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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. 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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Juniper Networks Simplifies Distributed Mobile Cloud Solution with Affirmed Networks and Netronome

February 22, 2018

Juniper Networks, an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, today announced it has expanded its partnership with Affirmed Networks and Netronome to give mobile providers a simple-to-manage, high-performing distributed mobile cloud solution for rapid deployment of IoT and 5G services.

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Affirmed Networks Delivers Industry’s First 5G Mobile Core

February 20, 2018

Affirmed Networks, the leader in virtualized mobile networks, today announced the delivery of the industry’s first 5G mobile core, currently in trials with tier one operators in North America and the Middle East. The Affirmed Networks’ 5G Mobile Core, built on a web-scale architecture enabling rapid creation of new services and unlimited scale, delivers unrivaled capabilities and provides Communication Service Providers (CSPs) benefits across many areas.

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Affirmed Networks Opens NFV Center of Excellence in UAE to Support Growing Number of Middle Eastern Operators Moving to Virtualized Networks

February 13, 2018

Affirmed Networks, the leader in virtualized mobile networks, today announced the opening of its new network function virtualization (NFV) Center of Excellence in Dubai to support the growing demand for NFV networks among operators in the Middle East. The Center will allow Affirmed to share its deep domain expertise ensuring successful deployments of virtualized networks in the region.

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Affirmed Networks Delivers Industry First with Fine-Grained Network Slicing Across Legacy, Virtualized, Multi-Vendor and Future 5G Networks

July 11, 2017

Affirmed Networks, the leader in virtualized mobile networks, today introduced the Affirmed Virtual Slice Selection Function (vSSF) which enables fine-grained network slicing across legacy, virtualized and multi-vendor network environments. The Affirmed vSSF also supports fine-grained selection of network resources for 5G networks delivering operators a “5G Ready” solution now.

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Digicel Selects Affirmed Networks as Strategic Partner for its Global Network Transformation Program

February 28, 2017

Affirmed Networks, the leader in virtualized mobile networks, today announced that Digicel, an innovative mobile communications provider with operations in 31 markets, has selected its virtualized Mobile Content Cloud (MCC) solution for deployment across the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific. This selection is a cornerstone in Digicel’s recently-announced “Digicel 2030” global transformation program designed to provide customers with a “superior superfast network experience.” The evolution to a 5G-ready, virtualized architecture will allow Digicel to embrace LTE today and 5G in the near future.

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Truphone Virtualizes Network with Affirmed Networks’ Mobile Core and Integrated WiFi Solution

February 27, 2017

Affirmed Networks, the leader in virtualized mobile networks, today announced that it has been selected to provide a virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) to Truphone, a leading global mobile network operator. Truphone delivers a wide range of advanced telecommunications services to some of the world’s largest financial institutions, IoT customers and OEM’s.

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Affirmed Networks Delivers Virtualized IoT Solution for Mobile Operators

February 21, 2017

Affirmed Networks, the leader in virtualized mobile networks, today introduced an end-to-end solution that enables mobile operators to profitably deliver IoT services. Expanding upon Affirmed Networks’ IoT solution that is deployed at multiple tier one operators across the globe, Affirmed Networks is now delivering additional capabilities that include NarrowBand IoT (NB-IoT) and the Affirmed IoT Service Platform.

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T-2 Deploys Affirmed Networks’ Virtualized EPC to Deliver LTE Services in Slovenia

November 8, 2016

Affirmed Networks, the leader in virtualized mobile networks, today announced that it has been selected and deployed by T-2, a leading Telecommunications Operator in Central Europe, for delivering next-generation services over LTE to its subscriber base. The recent completion of this deployment makes it the first live virtualized mobile network in the region.

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Affirmed Networks Accelerates Service Provider Migration to the Virtualized “Telco Cloud” with Hewlett Packard Enterprise

October 27, 2016

Affirmed Networks, the leader in the virtualization of mobile networks, today announced a pre-integrated solution that is comprised of the Affirmed Mobile Content Cloud™, a virtualized end-to-end mobile packet core and value added services offering, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s (HPE) NFVI portfolio. The joint solution enables operators to accelerate their transformation initiatives to the “Telco Cloud”; an approach that leverages next-generation technologies, such as Network Function Virtualization (NFV), to reduce capital and operational costs while fueling opportunities for revenue growth.

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DIGITALK Selects Affirmed Networks to Virtualize its Mobile Network Infrastructure

October 11, 2016

Affirmed Networks, the leader in virtualized mobile networks, today announced that it has been selected and deployed by DIGITALK to enhance the company’s mobile cloud infrastructure. DIGITALK, a trusted provider of carrier, consumer and mobile solutions to retail and wholesale voice and data communications service providers worldwide, will leverage Affirmed Networks’ Mobile Content Cloud™ solution to deliver Data, Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Voice over Wifi (VoWiFi) services to their service provider customers worldwide.

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Etisalat Successfully Launches Its First Virtual Telecom Function, a Cloud-based Mobile Core

July 20, 2016

Following the successful launch of its first NFV telco cloud, Etisalat has successfully on-boarded its first virtualised telecom function using Affirmed Networks’ virtualised Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) solution. Representing the core technology components of a mobile system, an Evolved Packet Core is the foundation of any mobile service.

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Affirmed Networks Delivers New Platform for Automating Service Creation

April 04, 2016

Affirmed Networks, the leader in virtualized mobile networks, today announced the availability of the Affirmed Service Automation Platform (ASAP), a solution that allows mobile operators to reduce the time-to-market and operational costs of introducing a new service by as much as 90%.

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Vodafone Deploys Affirmed Networks NFV Solution to Deliver Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Connected Car Services

February 22, 2016

Affirmed Networks, the leader in virtualized mobile networks, today announced that it has been deployed by Vodafone to deliver Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications and Connected Car services over the operator’s global network infrastructure. Affirmed Networks’ virtualized Evolved Packet Core (EPC) solutions are currently supporting live traffic related to these services in several of Vodafone’s most strategic markets including Brazil, Germany, Spain and the US.

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Cubic Telecom Selects Affirmed Networks’ Virtualized Network Infrastructures

February 22, 2016

Cubic Telecom, a leading Platform and connectivity provider, today announced a partnership with Affirmed Networks, a leader in virtualized network infrastructure. This partnership further advances Cubic’s ongoing delivery of innovative IoT solutions, including Cubic’s Connected Car service offerings. Through this service, Cubic will enable the the ‘best possible’ connectivity experience for drivers across Europe, regardless of location, beginning in June 2016.

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Affirmed Networks and EMC Deliver Industry’s First “Native,” Virtualized Probe and Analytics Solution for Mobile Operators

January 19, 2016

Affirmed Networks, the leader in virtualized mobile networks, today announced the industry’s first native, virtualized probe and analytics solution for mobile networks. The solution combines Affirmed Networks Active Intelligent Virtualized Probe (vProbe) and monitoring capabilities with EMC’s Real Time Analytics, to provide mobile operators with greater overall visibility into and across their virtualized networks, improving service levels and the overall customer experience.

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Transatel Deploys Affirmed Networks’ NFV Solution to Enable Strategic Network Expansion into the US Market

January 04, 2016

Affirmed Networks and Transatel announce the extension of their partnership into North America, where Transatel has now deployed Affirmed Network’s Mobile Content Cloud™. The solution underlies Transatel’s upcoming commercial launch of their embedded connectivity service for laptops and tablets in the United States. Transatel has been a customer of Affirmed Networks since July 2014, when they first deployed the virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) to deliver services to European Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) customers.

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Spanish Operator Aire Networks to Deploy Affirmed Networks NFV Solution

December 14, 2015

Affirmed Networks has been selected by Aire Networks, a mobile network provider based in Spain, to provide the Virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) platform that will serve as the foundation for the virtualization of the operator’s mobile network.

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Affirmed Networks Selected by TELUS to Support Internet of Things Communications Service Offerings

December 2, 2015

Affirmed Networks has been selected by TELUS, Canada’s fastest-growing national telecommunications provider, to support the delivery of their innovative Internet of Things (IoT) service offerings.

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Saudi Telecom Company Goes Live with Affirmed Networks for M2M Deployment

November 10, 2015

The First Operator in the Middle East to Deploy Virtualized Packet Core (vEPC) Solution Carrying Network Traffic.

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Affirmed Networks Introduces Virtualized WiFi Gateway Designed to Improve Operator Coverage and Profitability

October 28, 2015

Enables Operators to Monetize Wi-Fi Service Offerings and Improve Overall Consumer Experience

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Affirmed Networks and HP Collaborate to Deliver a Carrier-Grade OpenStack Service Platform for Mobile Networks

October 22, 2015

Affirmed Networks, the leader in virtualized mobile networks, today announced that it has collaborated with HP to deliver a “carrier grade” OpenStack NFV service platform for mobile networks.

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New Report Presents Compelling Business Case for Why Mobile Network Operators Must Move to NFV Now

July 15, 2015

Affirmed Networks, the leader in virtualized mobile networks, today announced the availability of a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Study providing a detailed business case outlining the benefits for Mobile Network Operators that move to an architecture based on Network Function Virtualization (NFV).

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Affirmed Networks Joins Wind River Titanium Cloud Ecosystem to Accelerate Deployment of NFV Solutions

July 1, 2015

Affirmed Networks, the leader in virtualized mobile networks, today announced that it has it has joined the Wind River Titanium Cloud ecosystem, a program dedicated to accelerating the deployment of solutions for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV).

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LG U+ Deploys NFV With Affirmed Networks

March 16, 2015

LG U+ is gearing up the deploying new networks and services upon NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) towards both wired and wireless networks.

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Affirmed Networks Appoints Steve Elfman to Board of Directors

March 2, 2015

Affirmed Networks, the leader in virtualized mobile networks, today announced that wireless technology leader, Steve Elfman, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.

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Ukkoverkot Selects the Affirmed Mobile Content Cloud to Virtualize 4G Packet Core

March 2, 2015

Affirmed Networks, the leader in virtualized mobile networks, announced that Finnish wireless operator, Ukkoverkot, has selected the Affirmed Mobile Content Cloud™ network virtualization solution for its virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC).

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Affirmed Networks and Elephant Talk Communications Deploy Virtualized Mobile Network Solution with Operators in Europe and the Middle East

December 12, 2014

Affirmed Networks and Elephant Talk Communications Corp. (NYSE MKT: ETAK) announce the deployment of Affirmed Networks’ Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) solution, called the Affirmed Mobile Content Cloud™, as part of Elephant Talk’s Software Defined Network Architecture mobile Software DNA® 2.0 platform with mobile operators in Europe and the Middle East.

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Affirmed Networks’ CEO Hassan Ahmed to Discuss How Mobile Operators are Benefiting from the Advantages of Virtualization at Broadband World Forum 2014

October 17, 2014

Affirmed Networks announced today that Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Hassan Ahmed will be speaking at Broadband World Forum 2014 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The speech will take place on October 21st at 10:00 CET in “The Next Big Thing” pavilion.

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Affirmed Networks Honored by Goldman Sachs for Entrepreneurship – Dr. Hassan Ahmed among 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs at 2014 Builders + Innovators Summit

July 31, 2017

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) has recognized Affirmed Networks and Dr. Hassan Ahmed, the company’s Chief Executive Office and Chairman, as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2014 at its Builders + Innovators Summit in Santa Barbara, California.

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Transatel, the Leading Mobile Service Enabler, Selects Affirmed Networks’ Mobile Content Cloud to Virtualize its Network Infrastructure

July 7, 2014

Affirmed Networks, the leader in the virtualization of mobile networks, announced that Transatel has selected the company’s network virtualization solution, called the Affirmed Mobile Content Cloud™ for its MVNO and M2M customers.

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Mtel Completes Successful Trial of Affirmed Networks’ NFV Solution for its Evolved Packet Core

June 19 2014

Mtel, the largest mobile operator in Bulgaria, announces the successful trial of a fully virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) using Affirmed Networks’ virtualization solution, called the Affirmed Mobile Content Cloud™.

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FierceWireless Names Affirmed Networks as one of its “Fierce 15″ Wireless Companies of 2014

June 13, 2014

Affirmed Networks, the leader in the virtualization of mobile networks, announced today that it has been named to the annual FierceWireless “Fierce 15” list, designating it as one of the top privately-held wireless companies of the year.

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Fogg Mobile Selects Affirmed Networks™’ Mobile Content Cloud to Virtualize its Network Infrastructure

February 25, 2014

Affirmed Networks, the leader in the virtualization of mobile networks, announced that Fogg Mobile has selected the company’s network virtualization solution, called the Affirmed Mobile Content Cloud™.

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Affirmed Networks™ to Demonstrate Virtualization of the Mobile Packet Core at Mobile World Congress

February 24, 2014

Affirmed Networks™ will leverage HP’s BladeSystem c7000 enclosure and the DL380 system to showcase how its unique technology can fully virtualize mobile data networks to deliver multiple network functions and services, while providing industry-leading performance and resiliency with cost-effective provisioning.

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Affirmed Networks™ Adopts VMware Cloud Platform to Deliver Powerful NFV and Cloud Architectures for Wireless Networks

February 21, 2014

Affirmed Networks™ will use VMware vSphere® and VMware vCloud® management framework for automated provisioning and distribution of its virtualized packet and control plane processing in a software-defined data center.

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Affirmed Networks™ to Attend 2014 Mobile World Congress

January 24, 2014

Affirmed Networks™, the leader in the virtualization of mobile networks, announces their participation in the 2014 Mobile World Congress, which will be held at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain from February 24-27, 2014.

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Affirmed Networks™ Earns Plaudits from Frost & Sullivan for Creating Innovative Network Functions Virtualization Solutions

December 13, 2013

Based on its recent analysis of the subscriber aggregation and content monetization market, Frost & Sullivan is presenting Affirmed Networks™ with the 2013 North America Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation, recognizing the importance of the Affirmed Mobile Content Cloud™ solution.

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Affirmed Networks™ Announces Enhanced Network Functions Virtualization Capabilities

November 18, 2013

Affirmed Networks™, a leader in the virtualization of mobile networks, announced the availability of enhanced capabilities for its Affirmed Mobile Content Cloud™ Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) solution, which has been awarded multiple customer contracts and trials worldwide.

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TNS Selects Affirmed Networks’™ Mobile Content Cloud

September 17, 2013

Transaction Network Services (TNS), a leading provider of critical data communications services for the telecommunications industry and Affirmed Networks™, a technology leader modernizing how mobile networks are architected, deployed, and monetized, announced that TNS, has chosen the Affirmed Mobile Content Cloud™, the company’s network virtualization solution, to power their advanced multi-service Roaming Hub.

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Affirmed Networks™ Raises $51 Million in Series C Funding

June 5, 2013

Affirmed Networks announced it has raised $51M in a Series C round of funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners and joined by KCK Group. Affirmed Networks’ current investors also participated in this round, which includes top-tier venture capital and strategic investors. The funding was spurred by substantial operator demand for the company’s market-leading network functions virtualization solutions, including the Affirmed Mobile Content Cloud™.

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Affirmed Networks™ Launches the Mobile Content Cloud™

February 27, 2013

Affirmed Networks announced the launch of its Mobile Content Cloud™. The Mobile Content Cloud delivers Affirmed’s industry-leading mobile services in a virtual software architecture, allowing operators to deploy their mobile networks within their data centers on general computing platforms in a cloud architecture. The company has also launched its Partnership Program to build an ecosystem of innovative companies that deliver increasing choice and higher value to mobile operators.

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Affirmed Networks to Attend GSMA Mobile World Congress

January 30, 2013

Affirmed Networks today announced their participation in the 2013 GSMA Mobile World Congress, which will be held at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain from February 25-28, 2013.

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Affirmed Networks Successfully Completes ISO 9001 Certification

December 4, 2012

Affirmed Networks today announced that it has received certification under the International Organization for Standardization’s ISO 9001:2008. The ISO audit process reviews and assesses a company’s quality management system, and ensures stated objectives are met. The ISO 9001:2008 certification confirms that Affirmed Networks has the quality and efficiency management systems in place, for the design of hardware and software solutions used in wireless telecommunications.

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Affirmed Networks Named Fierce Best in Show for New Product & Service Award

November 4, 2012

Affirmed Networks today announced that it has been recognized by this year’s Fierce Innovation Awards, an operator-reviewed awards program from the publishers ofFierceWireless, FierceTelecom and FierceCable. Affirmed Networks received top honors in the category “Core Innovation”, as well as an overall award of “Best in Show: Best New Product & Service.”

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Affirmed Networks Unveils Disruptive Platform to Drive the Economic Capacity of Mobile Networks

November 12, 2012

Affirmed Networks today emerged from stealth mode to announce the availability of its currently-deployable AN3000 solution. The AN3000’s disruptive architecture is poised to significantly transform mobile data networks.

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