Transatel, Affirmed Networks extend partnership

Affirmed Networks and Transatel said they have extended their partnership into North America, where Transatel has now deployed Affirmed Network´s Mobile Content Cloudâ„¢.

The solution underlies Transatel´s upcoming commercial launch of their embedded connectivity service for laptops and tablets in the United States. Transatel has been a customer of Affirmed Networks since July 2014, when they first deployed the virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) to deliver services to European Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) customers.

Affirmed Networks´ Mobile Content Cloud solution is located within Transatel´s Point-Of-Presence in the historic Western Union building in New York City, one of the most important Internet hubs in the world (a location that has been hosting core telecom operations since the days of the telegraph).

New York was selected as an ideal location, representing a logical “cross-roads” between Europe and North America and in close proximity to the operators Transatel works with in the US. To date, those include Sprint and Tata Communications for GRX/IPX services as well as Cogent and Zayo for IP services).

For the past 15 years, Transatel has been offering, through a technical platform and associated services, a solution helping a diversity of players meet their market for mobile telephony and data connectivity. The company is positioned either as an enabler of mobile services in a BtoB context (Mobile Virtual Network Enabler), acting as third party and adapting to multiple business models, or as a mobile operator (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) with a BtoC retail activity.

Affirmed Networks´s Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) solution has been deployed commercially, including in Tier 1 and Tier 2 mobile networks, and is engaged in many trials worldwide.