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Affirmed Networks™ Launches the Mobile Content Cloud™

Affirmed Networks™, a technology leader modernizing how mobile networks are architected, deployed, and monetized, announced the launch of its Mobile Content Cloud. The Mobile Content Cloud delivers Affirmed’s industry leading mobile services in a virtual software architecture, allowing operators to deploy their mobile networks within their data centers on general computing platforms in a cloud architecture.

The advances in scalable and cost effective computing resources, have brought about a tipping point in the telecom sector. Affirmed Networks is driving this imminent shift towards network virtualization with an innovative, highly scalable and robust software architecture designed from inception for cloud-based deployments. This further advances the company’s commitment to expanding the economic capacity of mobile networks.

Affirmed Networks’ Mobile Content Cloud is a flexible, scalable, carrier-class virtualized software architecture that provides multiple industry leading innovations, including Affirmed’s innovative Workflow Service Orchestration. Affirmed’s Mobile Content Cloud operates on the company’s AN3000™ off-the-shelf platform and on numerous industry leading computing platforms, such as its partners’ blade servers. The Mobile Content Cloud can now be economically deployed in either the mobile operator’s data center or in a hosted cloud environment using best–in-class industry standard computing platforms.

Affirmed’s Workflow Service Orchestration dramatically advances the simplicity of network management and the creation of advanced, policy- and network-aware services for rich application and content delivery. In order to rapidly expand the power of Workflow Service Orchestration, the company has launched its Partnership Program to build an ecosystem of innovative companies that deliver increasing choice and higher value to mobile operators. This group of companies, is working together to drive business growth and monetization through new technologies that advance the intelligence in mobile data networks. Affirmed’s partners include Acme Packet, BroadSoft®, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, KVM, Symantec, and VMware.

“Network virtualization is one of the most significant trends in network evolution today and we are pleased to be driving that shift for mobile operators. Developing a group of innovative partners that can provide open choice to support the service and scale requirements of any network is of paramount importance,” said Hassan Ahmed, Chairman and CEO of Affirmed Networks. “Our Partnership Program launches with key industry leaders who are the driving forces in building networks capable of keeping pace with the fluid nature of internet usage by consumers and enterprises.”

"The announced partnership is an indication that Affirmed Networks is looking to innovate beyond its current offerings by working with other industry leaders. These announced capabilities provide a cost effective and flexible solution for mobile operators while enabling them to protect their current investment. It will be interesting to see the impact of this development on the mobile market," states Mark Koh, Senior Industry Analyst at Frost & Sullivan.

Affirmed Networks’ currently available solutions are poised to significantly transform and advance 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. The Mobile Content Cloud™, the AN3000™, and the Acuitas Service Management System™ are generally available and in deployments and trials with operators around the world.

About Affirmed Networks, Inc.

Affirmed Networks is transforming and advancing intelligence in the 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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