|[July 07, 2014]
Transatel, the Leading Mobile Service Enabler, Selects Affirmed Networks' Mobile Content Cloud to Virtualize its Network Infrastructure
ACTON, Mass. --(Business Wire)--
Affirmed Networks, the leader in the virtualization of mobile networks,
announced that Transatel has selected the company's network
virtualization solution, called the Affirmed Mobile Content Cloud™ for
its MVNO and M2M customers.
Transatel, founded in August 2000, is a pan-European company with
headquarters located in Paris, France and offices in the United Kingdom,
Switzerland, Belgium, and Luxembourg. The company has successfully
launched more than 150 MVNOs across Europe in the last 10 years.
Transatel has roaming agreements with seven major European carriers to
offer seamless service to its subscribers.
"In the M2M and Internet of Things space, Transatel offers a
comprehensive embedded connectivity solution for consumer device
manufacturers and distributors to embed connectivity into their devices
? such as PC, tablets, and gaming devices ? at the time of manufacturing
via soldered SIM card and benefit from local connectivity in the country
of commercialization, whilst supporting advanced economic models, such
as B2B2C and split billing, effectively becoming data MVNOs," said
Jacques Bonifay, CEO of Transatel. "Affirmed Networks' virtualization
solution is a key component to support these various economic models in
real-time mobile data control and charging, radically simplifying the
way new services are created and launched, and monitored for our
Affirmed Networks Mobile Content Cloud solution for Network Functions
Virtualization (NFV) significantly transforms and advances the state of
mobile networks by moving away from legacy infrastructure with a more
agile and flexible virtualized architecture. The Affirmed Mobile Content
Cloud empowers the creation and launch of new services and applications
in a matter of hours and days - instead of months with traditional
"We admire Transatel's forward thinking vision of the consumer device
market and the role the MVNO model will play in this market to bring
differentiated services to subscribers. In many ways it parallels our
own philosophy of innovation at Affirmed," stated Hassan Ahmed, Chairman
and CEO of Affirmed Networks. "The Transatel team immediately recognized
that our virtualized architecture greatly enhances their ability to
launch and monetize new services while radically simplifying their
operations and management."
By virtualizing network functions with the Affirmed Mobile Content Cloud
and utilizing data center/cloud environments, Transatel is able to
differentiate their service offering as well as embrace new and flexible
business models critical for taking on a leadership position in the MVNO
and M2M business.
Affirmed Networks was awarded the 2013 Frost & Sullivan (News - Alert) New Product
Innovation Award, garnered notable recognition in CIO magazine,
was selected as a finalist in Light Reading's 2013 and 2014 Leading
Lights awards, was named as part of FierceWireless's (News - Alert) Fierce 15
list for 2014, and has been named a finalist in the Smaller Business
Association of New England Innovation Awards in 2013 and 2014.
Transatel is a European company founded in August 2000 with operations
in UK, France, Switzerland, and Benelux. Transatel has three main
activities: mobile phone operator (MVNO), mobile operator solutions
provider (MVNO-Enabler or MVNE/A), and M2M service provider/enabler. As
an MVNO, Transatel Mobile sells mobile phone services dedicated to
frequent international travelers and cross-border populations under its
own brands, relying on technology developed and patented by Transatel.
As an MVNE/A, it has a full MVNO infrastructure, and is connected to 7
major mobile operators in Europe (Bouygues Telecom and Orange (News - Alert) France in
France, Orange Switzerland, Everything Everywhere in the UK, Base and
Mobistar in Belgium and Tango in Luxembourg) managed currently for more
than 650,000 subscribers for 80 MVNOs. As an M2M service
provider/enabler, Transatel has recently developed a solution for mobile
operators that want to sell M2M services. Transatel's main partner for
this business is Everything Everywhere UK and Orange OCH with more than
550,000 managed M2M Sim.
For more information, please visit www.transatel-solutions.com
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,
For more information, please visit: www.affirmednetworks.com.
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