Affirmed Networks signs deal with Three and SoftBank

Telecom network for mobile serviceAffirmed Networks, a company active in virtualization of mobile networks, announced its deals with Three UK and SoftBank of Japan.

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Three, which carries more than 32 percent of the UK’s mobile data traffic, has selected the cloud-based solutions from Affirmed for service awareness, GiLAN services and virtual probe and analytics to enable the transformation of their mobile network.

Three’s telecom engineers are spending enough time on network transformation as part of the strategy to speed up their creation and delivery of new services and experiences. CXOs at Three are expecting that there will be substantial cut in network complexity by combining multiple network functions in a single platform.

Affirmed said its virtualized service awareness and GiLAN solution provide subscriber centric service and control capabilities including application-based charging, proxy services, TCP optimization, video optimization and security services to name a few.

Affirmed’s vProbe and analytics solution offers real time intelligence and service assurance to Three.

“Our network strategy focuses on delivering the experience our customers want, when they want it,” said Phil Sheppard, director of Network Strategy at Three UK.

SoftBank deal

SoftBank has selected the Affirmed Mobile Content Cloud (MCC) to deliver IoT services and mobile connectivity to enterprise customers.

Affirmed’s MCC solution provides a cost effective, scalable, and flexible solution to support IoT services.

Softbank has selected Affirmed Networks’ Virtualized EPC because of its flexibility and its support for 5G is critical to delivering the diverse requirements of IoT services. Affirmed’s solution additionally delivers capabilities in the areas of integrated analytics, network slicing and service automation for the creation and delivery of value added services.

“The proliferation of connected devices and the industry’s shift to virtualized networks creates a real opportunity for us to efficiently deliver IoT and M2M services to our enterprise customers,” said Sadahiro Sato, senior vice president at SoftBank.