Affirmed Networks delivers fine-grained network slicing

Affirmed Networks, the leader in virtualized mobile networks, has introduced the Affirmed Virtual Slice Selection Function (vSSF) which enables fine-grained network slicing across legacy, virtualized and multi-vendor network environments, the company said.

The Affirmed vSSF also supports fine-grained selection of network resources for 5G networks delivering operators a “5G Ready” solution now.

Currently, operators are generally limited to the use of APNs (Access Point Names) to allocate network resources. This approach is highly inefficient and time consuming as it requires configuration across multiple network elements and does not offer fine-grained control of network resources. As a result, overall profitability of services is diminished as operators are unable to effectively optimize network resources.

The Affirmed vSSF resolves these challenges by delivering a “one-touch” centralized function that transparently inserts into existing networks without requiring configuration changes, making it easy to build network slices across any network.

Combining the vSSF with other Affirmed innovations, such as the Affirmed Service Automation Platform, operators can rapidly deploy network slices and new revenue generating services, reducing the time-to-market and operational costs by as much as 90%.

Affirmed Networks serves more than 50 customers across five continents, including some of the world´s largest and most innovative operators.