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Affirmed Networks to Virtualize DIGITALK's Mobile Network Infrastructure

October 14, 2016

DIGITALK, a provider of carrier, consumer and mobile solutions to retail and wholesale voice and data communications service providers worldwide, announced this week that it has selected and deployed Affirmed Networks to help enhance its mobile cloud infrastructure. DIGITALK will use Affirmed Networks' Mobile Content Cloud solution to deliver Data, Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi) services to their service provider customers around the world.

DIGITALK Mobile Cloud is a cloud-based Mobile Virtual Network Enabler (MVNE)-as-a-Service provider that has Points of Presences (PoP) in the Americas, Europe and Asia, and is focused on helping Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) deliver effective services to their subscribers.

The company has already seen success, but it was missing something. Recent studies have shown that operators that deploy software-based mobile network solutions—such as NFV—experience significant capital and operational savings—and who doesn’t want that? The findings also showed that these companies gain the ability to develop new, revenue-generating services more quickly and efficiently than before. In fact, according to ACG Research, Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) that adopt a virtualized Evolved Packet Core (EPC) solution reduce capex by 69 percent and opex by 67 percent on average.

This is where Affirmed Networks comes into play. The company has a history of ensuring successful NFV deployments for operators worldwide as well as for the flexibility of the Mobile Content Cloud solution. By choosing Affirmed Networks, DIGITALK has put itself in the best possible position for success.

“We are seeing incredible growth in our mobile cloud business as operators are focused on providing new services to their customers in all markets across the globe,” said Mark Ashdown, DIGITALK's Chief Strategy Officer. “Working with Affirmed, we are now able to provide our customers with an advanced network that allows them to deliver new services and drive additional revenue streams more efficiently than ever before.”

Affirmed Networks has a reputation for preparing for the future, and DIGITALK is investing in that vision. DIGITALK’s Mobile Cloud offering is compatible for both established MVNOs and emerging players. This is where Affirmed Networks is helpful, because its solution was created by people looking towards the future. So, it works with 4G networks now, but was developed with 5G in mind. This means that the solution is “5G ready” and customers will not miss a step when the next generation of networks begins.

Hassan Ahmed, Chairman and CEO, Affirmed Networks, commented on DIGITALK’s decision to choose them as a partner by saying, “Network virtualization continues to open new opportunities and business models for Communications Service Providers globally. This is particularly evident for supporting MVNOs to expand their reach and introduce innovative, new services to their customers.” He continued, “We are honored that DIGITALK has selected our industry leading Mobile Content Cloud as they continue to attract and serve the top MVNOs in the world and accelerate the service capabilities of their customers.”

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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