Affirmed Networks Announces Enhanced Network Function Virtualization CapabilitiesAffirmed Mobile Content Cloud™ enables mobile operators to deploy truly virtualized, next-generation mobile networks
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 Function Virtualization (NFV) solution, which has been awarded multiple customer contracts and trials worldwide.
The Affirmed Mobile Content Cloud enables operators to deploy fully virtualized mobile data networks and deliver multiple network services, while providing industry-leading performance and resiliency in the cloud ecosystem. Release 4 of the Affirmed Mobile Content Cloud expands the company’s unique service orchestration capabilities, which significantly enhance mobile operators’ ability to accelerate the pace of creating, delivering, and monetizing new data services, while dramatically lowering the operational cost of deploying these services. The Affirmed Mobile Content Cloud also offers enhanced service functions, such as charging, content filtering, intelligent analysis of various applications, video optimization, HTTP proxy, video caching, among others in a common virtualized architecture.
“Our Mobile Content Cloud provides operators the opportunity to architect and manage their networks in creative, intelligent new ways to drive next-generation services,” said Hassan Ahmed, Chairman and CEO of Affirmed Networks. “Operators are now able to deliver a fully virtualized evolved packet core and address the growing diversity in mobile services demanded by users. This cutting-edge technology represents a significant leap in realizing the promise of NFV and we are proud to see its continued recognition by the industry.”
Affirmed Networks has been widely praised by industry experts and was awarded the 2012 Fierce Innovation Award for both Best New Product & Service and for Core Innovation, the 2013 Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award, the telecommunications Innovation All-Star award by the Boston Business Journal and Mass High Tech, and was selected as an OnMobile 100 Top Private Company. The company also garnered notable recognition in CIO magazine and was selected as a finalist in the Best New Product (Mobile) category of Light Reading’s 2013 Leading Lights awards.
“Affirmed Networks’ Mobile Content Cloud enables operators to deploy enhanced features within their packet core to help them manage and monetize fast-growing mobile data traffic. Moreover, new network function virtualization features are key to making sure that packet core systems are economical and reflects the generational shift in operator networks toward cloud computing,” said Greg Collins, Founder and Principal Analyst at Exact Ventures.
Affirmed Networks’ unique network function virtualization technology – which includes the Affirmed Mobile Content Cloud, the AN3000®, and the Acuitas Service Management System™ – significantly transforms and advances the state of mobile data networks with value-added services, high performance, excellent scalability, high resiliency, and content-delivery capabilities that far surpass incumbent vendor solutions.