Transatel and Affirmed Networks' Work Together to Expand Connectivity into the U.S. Market

By CIOReview | Tuesday, January 5, 2016
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ACTON, MA: Transatel, enablers in the field of Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) and IoT services has tied-up with Affirmed Networks, the providers of technology for virtualizing public mobile networks. They have been in the field since July 2014 for deploying its virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) with an aim to deliver services to MVNO and M2M users in Europe. Recently, Affirmed Networks, and Transatel, announced extension of their partnership into the North America. With this step Transatel plans to leverage Affirmed Network’s Mobile Content Cloud for its upcoming launch of embedded connectivity service for laptops and tablets in the States.               

"Transatel's ability to expand into the US is due to their understanding and belief in the transformational benefits of NFV as a new architecture," said Hassan Ahmed, Chairman and CEO, Affirmed Networks. 

The Mobile Content Cloud solution is located within Transatel’s Point-of-Presence in the Western Union building in New York, a major internet hub in the world. The location was chosen to facilitate connectivity between Europe and North America. Another reason lies in its near proximity to Transatel operators in the US, viz., Sprint and Tata Communications for GRX/IPX services as well as Cogent and Zayo for IP services. The solution has been currently deployed in some of the world's largest mobile service provider networks. With a customer base of above 25, affirmed Networks provides efficient solutions for deployment of Virtualized Mobile Networks.

"Expanding Transatel's worldwide infrastructure serves the global vision of the SIM 901 solution. Our ambition is to become the leading embedded connectivity platform for tablets and laptops," said Jacques Bonifay, CEO of Transatel.Additional aspects about the expansion include operators experiencing enhanced time-to-market related to delivery of new 4G service offerings and improved flexibility in the types of offerings which can be provided. The deployment of this new architecture would enable major business transformation.