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Affirmed Networks Adopts VMware Cloud Platform to Deliver Powerful NFV and Cloud Architectures for Wireless Networks

Affirmed Networks, the leader in the virtualization of mobile networks, today announced a collaboration with VMware to enable the rapid deployment of its Mobile Content Cloud™ solution for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV).

Affirmed Networks will use VMware vSphere® and VMware vCloud® management framework for automated provisioning and distribution of its virtualized packet and control plane processing in a software-defined data center.

Affirmed Networks’ next-generation core network features, using VMware’s capacity management capabilities, will empower mobile operators to lower capital and operational expenditures, with greater efficiency for deploying revenue-generation services and applications.

“Virtualization of the mobile network has arrived. The true potential of NFV will finally be realized as Affirmed Networks’ products, using VMware solutions, deliver powerful and stable virtualized mobile networks,” said Hassan Ahmed, Chairman and CEO of Affirmed Networks. “We are pleased to enable this revolutionary shift as operators move toward virtualization and cloud infrastructure.”

This next-generation NFV and cloud-based approach fuses Affirmed Networks’ virtualized network functions technology with VMware’s proven vSphere and vCloud infrastructure deployed on standard hardware that can easily handle rapidly expanding data traffic with carrier-grade reliability and a single point of management.

Underscoring this collaboration, Affirmed Networks has signed a global OEM agreement with VMware, enabling the company to offer a channel for operators to procure VMware’s industry-leading virtualization and cloud platform.

“VMware’s disruption of traditional networking models with its virtualization and cloud solutions is poised to be the fundamental underpinning of next-generation mobile networks,” continued Hassan Ahmed, Chairman and CEO of Affirmed Networks. “Companies like VMware and Affirmed Networks thrive when pursuing technological disruption and this collaboration will produce industry leading solutions for mobile operators.”

“VMware is pleased to collaborate with Affirmed Networks to bring cloud technology to mobile operators,” stated Sanjay Katyal, Vice President, Global Strategic Alliances, VMware. “With the use of vSphere 5.5 and the Mobile Content Cloud solution, we can empower mobile operators to lower capital and operational expenditures, while driving greater agility.”

Affirmed Networks’ unique NFV technology – which includes the Affirmed Mobile Content Cloud, the AN3000®, and the Acuitas Service Management System™ – significantly transforms and advances the state of mobile data networks with value-added services, high performance, excellent scalability, high resiliency, and content-delivery capabilities that far surpass incumbent vendor solutions. Affirmed Networks was awarded the 2013 Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award, recently garnered notable recognition in CIO magazine, and was selected as a finalist in the Best New Product (Mobile) category of Light Reading’s 2013 Leading Lights awards.

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.

Additional Disclosures

The partnership between Affirmed Networks and VMware referenced in this press release is a business and marketing partnership, and should in no way be construed as the creation between the parties of a legal entity, partnership or joint venture.

VMware, vSphere and vCloud are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. The use of the word "partner" or "partnership" does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.

Affirmed Networks, and the Affirmed Networks Logo are trademarks of Affirmed Networks, Inc. in the United States and in jurisdictions throughout the world. All other trademarks, trade names or service marks used or mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.

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