Turkcell and Affirmed Networks Partner to Deliver Innovation in Network Automation and New Wi-Fi Services
April 14, 2020
Affirmed Networks, the leader in virtualized, cloud-native 5G networks, today announced that Turkcell has selected Affirmed’s Service Orchestration and Automation platform and its virtualized Wi-Fi gateway to profitably introduce new revenue-generating services faster and deliver seamless connectivity to its customers. As Turkey’s leading mobile network operator, Turkcell currently serves more than 48 million subscribers globally.
March 25, 2020
Affirmed Networks, the leader in virtualized, cloud-native 5G networks, today announced that its board of directors has named Anand Krishnamurthy as the company’s new President and Chief Executive Officer. Retiring CEO, Hassan Ahmed, will continue as Chairman of Affirmed’s Board of Directors. Anand brings tremendous knowledge and continuity to his new position, having previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer at Affirmed Networks. A co-founder of the company, Krishnamurthy originally joined Affirmed as its Vice President of Engineering.
February 13, 2020
Affirmed Networks, the leader in the virtualization of mobile networks, today announced that it has been selected by DNA, one of the leading telecommunications providers in Finland, to replace its legacy network infrastructure. Affirmed’s fully virtualized, web-scale, cloud-native solution will serve as the foundation for all services and has been deployed for DNA’s recently launched consumer 5G offering, which will deliver “superfast” connections and rich customer experience to residential and enterprise markets.
Millicom Selects Affirmed Networks as the Strategic Partner to Deploy Its Cloud-Based, 5G-Ready Core Network
February 11, 2020
Affirmed Networks, a leader in mobile network 5G transformation, announced today that Millicom, a leading provider of cable and mobile services in Latin America operating under the TIGO brand, has selected Affirmed Networks as the strategic partner for its cloud-based, 5G-ready core network solution. Millicom will deploy Affirmed’s virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) solution on VMware’s vCloud NFV platform, to serve as the foundation for an ambitious rollout of new mobile and Wi-Fi services.
October 22, 2019
Affirmed Networks today delivered another industry first, the successful demonstration of the company’s UnityCloud™ 5G Core solution on AWS. This latest achievement allows Communications Service Providers (CSPs) to focus on delivering innovative services to their customers rather than on the operations of running a data center supporting a next-gen virtualized network.
September 12, 2019
Affirmed Networks, the leader in virtualized mobile networks, today announced it has promoted Anand Krishnamurthy to President and Chief Operating Officer, reporting directly to Hassan Ahmed, Affirmed’s Chairman and CEO.
August 13, 2019
Affirmed Networks, the leader in virtualized mobile networks, today revealed the findings of a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analysis by ACG Research that demonstrated the economic advantages that Mobile Network Operators can realize by deploying an integrated, virtual 5G mobile core solution.
June 14, 2019
Affirmed Networks, Inc., the leader in virtualized mobile networks announced today that it will deliver the industry’s first 5G Mobile Core solution validated for VMware that enables Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to rapidly deploy 5G services on a multi-cloud infrastructure. As part of this news, VMware was announced as Affirmed’s preferred platform for 5G solutions. The solution includes the VMware vCloud NFV OpenStack Edition and Affirmed Networks suite of virtualized mobile core solutions.
Affirmed Networks Announces UnityCloud Bringing Together 5G and Webscale Technology to Drive the Telco Digital Transformation
May 21, 2019
Affirmed Networks today announced the introduction of the Affirmed UnityCloud™, a webscale, cloud-native 5G solution that allows mobile operators to seamlessly converge multiple networks into one unified network. The UnityCloud solution is currently engaged in several trials with tier one operators globally that are building 5G Standalone (SA) networks.
Syniverse and Affirmed Networks Launch Secure, Cloud-based Virtual Network Solution to Power Internet of Things for Enterprises
April 9, 2019
Syniverse, the world’s most connected company, and Affirmed Networks, the leader in virtualized mobile networks, today announced they have launched a secure, cloud-based virtual network solution to enable enterprises to quickly deploy new Internet of Things (IoT) services. The Affirmed virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) provides enterprises with the connection to the outside world via the Syniverse Secure Global Access network.
Affirmed Networks selected by Orange International Carriers to deliver Carrier-Grade Wi-Fi Roaming to Mobile Operators Worldwide
February 25, 2019
Affirmed Networks announced today that Orange International Carriers has selected Affirmed’s virtualized Wi-Fi Gateway solution to support its planned rollout of Wi-Fi data roaming services. One of the world’s most recognized brands in security, data, mobility and voice services, Orange will leverage the new Wi-Fi data roaming services to connect “underserved” mobile areas such as airplanes, cruise ships and other remote locations where mobile coverage is physically impractical.
February 25, 2019
Affirmed Networks announced today that it has raised $38 million in its latest round of funding. This strategic round of funding is led by Centerview Capital Technology and includes wireless industry leader Qualcomm Ventures LLC, Eastward Capital Partners as well as Affirmed’s largest existing investors.
Turkcell and Affirmed Networks Successfully Deploy the Largest Commercial Virtualized Network in the EMEA Region
February 6, 2019
Affirmed Networks, the leader in virtualized mobile networks, today announced with Turkcell that they have jointly deployed one of the largest virtualized 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
November 10, 2015
The First Operator in the Middle East to Deploy Virtualized Packet Core (vEPC) Solution Carrying Network Traffic.
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
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.
Affirmed Networks’ Hassan Ahmed Recognized for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Vision by Goldman Sachs
October 16, 2015
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 2015 at its Builders + Innovators Summit in Santa Barbara, California.
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).
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.
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).
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.
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.
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™.
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.
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™.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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™.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.