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Affirmed Networks Unveils Disruptive Platform to Drive the Economic Capacity of Mobile Networks
[November 12, 2012]

Affirmed Networks Unveils Disruptive Platform to Drive the Economic Capacity of Mobile Networks

ACTON, Mass. --(Business Wire)--

Affirmed Networks today emerged from stealth mode to announce the availability of its currently-deployable AN3000 solution. The AN3000's disruptive architecture is poised to significantly transform mobile data networks. Operators can dramatically simplify their network deployments allowing them to manage cost and scale. Using Affirmed's industry first, service orchestration technology, operators can serve user needs with advanced services and thereby enhance revenue. This currently-deployable platform is poised to significantly advance the state of mobile data networks with value-added services that can be created, maintained and monetized at the pace of the Internet with Affirmed's unique service orchestration capability.

Affirmed Networks is led by a team of top executives and technologists from the mobile telecommunications industry's most successful companies, such as Cisco, Sonus, Cascade, Airvana (News - Alert), Starent, Ascend and AT&T.

"I'm very proud of the team we have assembled to execute our company's vision," said Hassan M. Ahmed, Chairman and CEO of Affirmed Networks. "The very people who previously led innovation for the top operators and vendors have come together to drive innovation into the new wireless era. Our philosophy of being creative, bold, and pragmatic is creating solutions that are significantly enhancing the economic capacity of mobile networks."

Affirmed Networks is backed by the top vnture capital firms Matrix Partners, Charles River Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and two strategic investors T-Venture and Vodafone (News - Alert) Ventures. The AN3000 enables operators to manage both subscribers and advanced services in an industry-leading solution that bundles gateway functions with rich application and content delivery services. The AN3000 is generally available and in trials with operators around the world. The platform provides unsurpassed performance, excellent scalability, high resiliency and content delivery capabilities that flexibly adapts to changing user demands and far surpasses incumbent vendor solutions. The AN3000 is generally available and in trials with operators around the world.

The AN3000 is designed to overcome the major challenges operators face in economically scaling their networks to meet subscriber usage and quality of experience demands, as well as to intelligently treat multiple traffic streams - sometimes from the same subscriber - with dynamic policy, individually tailored services and adaptable charging profiles. The solution uniquely combines true voice grade reliability for data networks with the ability for mobile operators to orchestrate services at the speed of today's Internet applications.

The AN3000's virtualized software operates on industry standard hardware including both ATCA and blade servers. The advanced parallel architecture enables operators to define and control services and applications to maximize flexibility and hardware utilization.

"Mobile users are placing incredible new demands on networks. Not only are they consuming capacity faster than ever before, but the diversity of their applications is also exploding. The industry-leading AN3000 was designed to meet these demands head on and provide a platform suited to the current and future needs of operators," concluded Ahmed.

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About Affirmed Networks, Inc.

Affirmed Networks is transforming and advancing intelligence in the mobile data networks. The company's solution bundles gateway functionality with rich application and content delivery services into an industry-leading, virtualized solution. For more information, please visit:

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