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.
Orange will leverage the new Wi-Fi data roaming services to connect mobile areas such as airplanes, cruise ships and other remote locations.
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.
Jean-Bernard Willem, senior vice president Marketing & Development, International Carriers, Orange, said: “Affirmed allowed us to provide a global Wi-Fi footprint as a carrier grade service with managed access, session control, core network integration and flexible billing models, including standard Wi-Fi mode based clearing and settlement.”
Affirmed’s virtualized Wi-Fi Gateway solution will enable Orange International to capitalize on new revenue opportunities by delivering secure, seamless mobile experiences over trusted Wi-Fi networks.
Affirmed Networks also announced it raised $38 million in its latest round of funding – led by Centerview Capital Technology and includes wireless industry leader Qualcomm Ventures, Eastward Capital Partners as well as Affirmed’s largest existing investors.
Affirmed, which specializes in virtualized and cloud-native network solutions, currently has more than 100 customers around the world, including many Tier 1 and Tier 2 mobile service providers.
The latest round of funding will enable Affirmed to continue to invest in new products and grow its customer base.
Hassan Ahmed, president and CEO of Affirmed Networks, said: “From augmented reality to driverless cars, the future is coming into focus today, and we’re more committed than ever to helping mobile service providers deliver that future.”