ACTON, Mass. & RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Transaction Network Services (TNS), a leading provider of critical data communications services for the telecommunications industry and Affirmed Networks™, a technology leader modernizing how mobile networks are architected, deployed, and monetized, announced that TNS, has chosen the Affirmed Mobile Content Cloud™, the company’s network virtualization solution, to power their advanced multi-service Roaming Hub.
TNS’ goal of enabling LTE deployments via an advanced multi-service Roaming Hub led to the collaboration with Affirmed Networks to virtualize critical network functions within a mobile operator’s architecture. The Affirmed Mobile Content Cloud enables TNS to deliver the advanced multi-service Roaming Hub and to launch compelling new services at an accelerated pace; just like the 4G speeds TNS will offer mobile operators.
TNS selected the Affirmed Mobile Content Cloud based upon its flexible, scalable, carrier-class virtualized software architecture that simplifies bringing innovative, next-generation services to market. With the Affirmed Mobile Content Cloud, TNS’ multi-service Roaming Hub can be offered to mobile operators of all types as a hosted service that optimizes capital and operational resources, making carriers more competitive in today’s data-centric mobile telecommunications marketplace.
"TNS is dedicated to delivering innovative solutions that enable mobile operators to provide their subscribers the tremendous advantages offered by LTE networks," said Shankar Rao, CTO of TNS’ Telecom Services Division. "Affirmed Networks provides a powerful solution that utilizes software virtualization to dramatically simplify our network architecture. Their unique service orchestration capabilities enable us to deliver enhanced content and connectivity options – all of which positively impact the customer experience."
“The Affirmed Mobile Content Cloud is an attractive solution for service innovators and mobile operators looking to simplify and manage their networks in creative, intelligent new ways. We are pleased to announce our relationship with TNS, in their forward-looking vision of delivering advanced data services as they follow through with their mission to deliver optimized data-rich services to their customers worldwide,” said Hassan Ahmed, Chairman and CEO of Affirmed Networks. “With our solutions, operators can improve multimedia content delivery and offer compelling new services that attract and retain subscribers at a pace that can’t be matched by their competitors. We’re honored to provide TNS with the same competitive advantage.”
TNS’ multi-service Roaming Hub delivers an outstanding wireless experience for customers who have come to expect industry-leading innovative solutions. In addition to simplifying network architecture, TNS is enhancing its portfolio of roaming and telecom services and enabling enterprise customers to experience the benefits of 4G and LTE-enabled solutions.
The Affirmed Mobile Content Cloud uses fewer network resources, optimizes the usage of overall compute resources, and is uniquely easy to manage with Affirmed’s Acuitas Service Management System™. Affirmed’s solutions – the Affirmed Mobile Content Cloud, the AN3000®, and the Acuitas Service Management System – elevate service orchestration magnitudes above hardware-centric solutions. Affirmed’s solutions, which are generally available and in trials and deployments with operators around the world, deliver fully virtualized subscriber and content management functions, policy-aware services, and rich evolved packet core functionality, for a unique and rich application and content delivery experience. In three years, the company has created a global workforce with employees located in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, France, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Dubai, Japan, and South Korea.
TNS is a leading provider of network, database and next generation roaming and mobile services to over 1100 telecommunications companies around the world, services to customers in 60 countries worldwide and can access virtually any SS7 legacy or IP network around the globe. For further information about TNS please visit: www.tnsi.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.