Today, Affirmed announced a significant deployment milestone with Turkcell that represents one of the largest virtualized network deployments in the EMEA region. Supporting more than 35 million subscribers across Turkcell’s network, the deployment is currently supporting more than 1 Terabit per second of traffic (Tbps), with the capability to support as much as 1.8 Tbps as the deployment continues to scale to support customers in the region.
Just over a year ago, we were selected by Turkcell as a critical partner chartered with supporting the operator’s network transformation. Since then, we have quickly moved from trial to deployment, putting in place a next-generation mobile architecture that will allow them to quickly realize cost savings and service agility.
Working together with our partner, Red Hat, we have helped Turkcell complete its “Unified Telco Cloud” platform which is powered by our vEPC solution running on the Red Hat OpenStack Platform, delivering a carrier-grade infrastructure framework for building hybrid clouds and delivering new services. We are also providing Turkcell with our GiLAN solution and providing the operator with a wide variety of services including data optimization, CGN, DPI, and control plane services that include VoLTE, PCRF, and AAA.
Turkcell believes that this network has dramatically improved their ability to deliver new services more efficiently than ever before, reducing the time-to-market by as much as three months over their legacy approach. They are also pleased to receive CapEx reductions, reducing the overall cost of their network, and improving their competitive advantage.
We are incredibly honored to have been selected by Turkcell, who continues to prove itself as one of the most innovative Communications Service Providers in the world. The success of the deployment is the result of a true partnership between Turkcell, Red Hat and Affirmed who worked as one to ensure the operator’s strategic network transformation was a success.
To date, Affirmed Networks has more than 90 customers across five continents, including some of the world’s largest and most innovative operators.
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