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TMCNet:  Transatel, the Leading Mobile Service Enabler, Selects Affirmed Networks' Mobile Content Cloud to Virtualize its Network Infrastructure

[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 customers' benefits."

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 hardware-based proucts.

"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.

About Transatel:

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 or www.transatel.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, virtualized solution.

For more information, please visit: www.affirmednetworks.com.


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