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FierceWireless Names Affirmed Networks as one of its “Fierce 15" Wireless Companies of 2014

Affirmed Networks, the leader in the virtualization of mobile networks, announced today that it has been named to the annual FierceWireless “Fierce 15” list, designating it as one of the top privately-held wireless companies of the year. FierceWireless editors evaluated hundreds of organizations, and found Affirmed Networks to be one of the most “fierce” startups in the wireless industry in 2014, and that the company has strong potential to grow in the years ahead.

FierceWireless, an internationally recognized daily email newsletter reaching more than 80,000 senior wireless industry executives, provides executives in over 100 countries with a quick, authoritative briefing on the day's top wireless stories, including new trends and technologies.

“Affirmed Networks found the limelight earlier this year when it was included in AT&T’s announcement of the first of its Domain 2.0 network suppliers,” said Phil Goldstein, Editor of FierceWireless. “Many mobile operators – including many of the Tier 1s – are looking to virtualize their hardware and make their network more programmable and easily controlled by software, cutting costs and setting the stage for the next generation of services in the process. Affirmed’s virtualized technology will be a key element of this network evolution.”

Affirmed Networks’ technology has achieved significant attention as its Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) solution has become the standard for the world’s top mobile operators. Currently, the company has been deployed commercially, including in Tier 1 mobile networks, and is engaged in many trials worldwide.

Affirmed Networks Mobile Content Cloud™ solution for 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 products.

“We are honored to be named to the FierceWireless ‘Fierce 15’. This recognition is a testament to the innovative vision and hard work of the entire Affirmed Networks team,” stated Hassan Ahmed, Chairman and CEO of Affirmed Networks. “Virtualizing mobile networks represents one of the most significant transformations facing operators. By leading the transformation with the first commercial deployments, our NFV technology is mainstream. Affirmed’s success today spans a broad spectrum of applications in commercial deployments and trials with major global operators.”

The FierceWireless “Fierce 15” celebrates the spirit of being “fierce,” championing innovation and creativity, even in the face of intense competition. The complete list of winning companies is available on the FierceWireless Web site at http://www.fiercewireless.com.

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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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