ACTON, Mass. and NEW YORK, Dec. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Affirmed Networks and Elephant Talk Communications Corp. (NYSE MKT: ETAK), global leaders in virtualized mobile networks, announced the deployment of Affirmed Networks' Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) solution, called the Affirmed Mobile Content Cloud™, as part of Elephant Talk's Software Defined Network Architecture mobile Software DNA® 2.0 platform with mobile operators in Europe and the Middle East.
Affirmed Networks and Elephant Talk are providing current and future clients with a fully virtualized Evolved Packet Core, encompassing a breadth of capability and services for 3G and 4G core networks.
"Mobile operators need to achieve rapid time to market, operational flexibility, and cost savings that are critical to the sustainability of their business, and that is what this offering delivers. Our enhanced mobile Software DNA® 2.0 platform enables mobile operators to achieve their business goals, significantly increasing the value of our platform. By working together with Affirmed Networks, we are able to integrate 'best-of-breed' SDN/NFV technologies into a comprehensive, upgraded platform that will be deployable in all of our markets, creating competitive value for our companies and our clients," said Martin Zuurbier, Chief Technology Officer for Elephant Talk.
The Elephant Talk's mobile Software DNA® 2.0 core network management platform is among the few commercially-deployed NFV solutions in the industry. Elephant Talk Communications currently serves Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), Enablers (MVNEs), and Aggregators (MVNAs) in five global markets.
"Operators are rapidly accelerating their transformation from legacy to virtualized network architectures," stated Mohammed Shanableh, Vice President of Global Operations for Affirmed Networks. "With Elephant Talk's software-defined networking technology and our virtualization solutions, operators can turn what have been called ambitious goals into realistic ones."
Affirmed Networks is the recognized leader in the virtualization of mobile networks garnering deployments with Tier 1 and Tier 2 operators globally. The Affirmed Mobile Content Cloud significantly advances the state of mobile networks by transforming away from a cumbersome, expensive legacy infrastructure to a flexible, scalable, cost effective virtualized architecture. The Affirmed Mobile Content Cloud enables the creation and launch of new services and applications in hours and days rather than the many months typically expended with legacy networks.
About Affirmed Networks, Inc.: Affirmed Networks™ is transforming and advancing intelligence in mobile data networks. The company's solution bundles gateway functionality with rich application and content delivery services into an industry-leading, virtualized solution. Visit: www.affirmednetworks.com.
About Elephant Talk Communications: Elephant Talk Communications Corp. (NYSE MKT: ETAK), is a global provider of mobile proprietary Software Defined Network Architecture (Software DNA® 2.0) platforms for the telecommunications industry and cyber security solutions. The company empowers Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs), Enablers (MVNEs) and Aggregators (MVNAs) with a full suite of applications, superior industry expertise and high quality customer service without substantial upfront investment. Elephant Talk counts several of the world's leading MNOs and technology companies amongst its customers and partners, including Vodafone, T-Mobile, Zain, Iusacell and HP. Visit: www.elephanttalk.com.
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