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Affirmed Networks is led by a veteran team of executives and technologists from the mobile telecommunications industry’s most successful companies, including AT&T®, Cisco, Sonus, Starent, and Cascade. Backed by venture capital and strategic investors T-Venture and Vodafone Ventures, Affirmed Networks delivers unmatched virtualized subscriber management and policy aware service orchestration solutions that bundle evolved packet core functions SGW, PGW, GGSN, Proxy, PCRF with rich application and content delivery services in industry-leading solutions; the Mobile Content Cloud™, and the Acuitas service management system.

These currently-deployable solutions are poised to significantly transform and advance 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.

The Mobile Content Cloud and the Acuitas service management system are generally available and in trials with operators around the world.

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  • + Functional details

    Virtualized mobile broadband software architecture

    Gateways: SGW, PGW, GGSN, PCRF, Proxy

    VoLTE and RCS

    Service Orchestration

    Subscriber Charging Platform

    Integrated Content Delivery

    Integrated Security

    Web & Video Optimization

    RAN Aware Optimization

    Application Signature Analysis

    Machine to Machine Applications Support

    Inter-working with Small Cells and WiFi with unified policy

  • + Business problem

    Nearly all wireless operators around the globe are deploying LTE rapidly. The first generations of purpose-built packet core elements are in adequate to cope with the tremendous volume of signaling and data usage that 4G smart phones generate.

    Wireless operators would like to offer new services jointly with internet players such as Amazon®, Google® and need a solution to rapidly offer this capability. Network optimization and QoE are key issues.

  • + Business opportunity

    Affirmed Networks enables mobile operators to deploy a virtualized mobile network – completely revolutionizing the wireless network infrastructure.

    Affirmed’s solution, called the Mobile Content Cloud™, elevates service orchestration magnitudes above industry standards and delivers virtualized subscriber management and policy-aware services that are bundled with 3G and 4G gateway functionality for rich application and content delivery. Affirmed’s technology supersedes existing approaches of monolithic, discrete nodes for each service with a dynamic, flexible, and highly-scalable solution that meets today’s data usage requirements and evolves with projected trends.

    Affirmed Networks is backed by venture capital investors Charles River Ventures, Matrix Partners, and Lightspeed Venture Partners, as well as by strategic investors T-Venture and Vodafone Ventures.

  • + Return on investment

    Affirmed estimates the ROI to be in the range of 55% to 70%.

    It could be significantly higher as operators deploy larger LTE networks and bring economy of scale to their network operations.

    ROI depends on how efficiently operator manages its network and other costs such as subsidizing handset vendors

  • + Competitive advantage

    1) First on the market with truly virtualized LTE packet core solution

    2) Replaces 5 or 6 separate heterogeneous boxes in the wireless packet core with one well-integrated Cloud™ solution - reducing both capex and opex significantly

    3) Innovative service orchestration that can introduce new services into the network in a matter of minutes instead of months and years with traditional approaches

    4) Designed with specific capabilities to deal with explosive growth of video, proliferation of OTT players, Machine to Machine, and 4G signaling storms generated by smart phones and high traffic usage environment

    5) Integrated Policy and subscriber management, rich analytics, integrated security

  • + Industries

    Telecommunications Industry
       Broadband
       Telecommunications
       Wireless

  • + Solution areas

    Telecommunications
       Internet Data Center
       IP Telephony
       Network Infrastructure
       Network Management
       Network Operations
    Cross industry
       Business Intelligence
          Data Mining
       Computer Services
          Security

  • + Customer size

    Midmarket Business (100 to 499 employees)
    Midmarket Business (500 to 1000 employees)
    Large Business (greater than 1000 employees)

  • + Languages supported

    English

  • + Countries/regions available for distribution

    Morocco , South Africa

    United States

    Japan , Korea, Republic of

    France , Germany , Italy , Monaco , Poland , Turkey , United Kingdom

    Bahrain , Egypt , Qatar , Saudi Arabia , United Arab Emirates

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  • + Hardware/OS platforms

    Other Operating System (Software as a Service)
       IBM PureSystems: PureFlex System and Flex System

  • + Services

    Infrastructure Solutions: Pervasive & Wireless


Date last modified:    Oct 9, 2013


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Contact information

Amir Atai
1-978-268-0800

Company

Affirmed Networks, Inc.
35 Nagog Park
Acton, MA 01720
United States

+1 978 2680800

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