The Affirmed Mobile Content Cloud (vEPC) provides a breadth of VNFs including MME/SGSN, SGW, GGSN/PGW, ePDG, TWAG, LTE-M, CSGN/NB-IoT, SCEF (IoT), PCRF, AAA, and HSS. The solution includes an integrated Virtual Probe and Tap in every VNF providing real time network visibility and reducing probe and monitoring costs by more than 50%. The solution provides integrated DPI with content, optimization and security services, network slicing, service function chaining and automated service provisioning.
|Category||Mobile Packet Core / Gateways|
|VNF Form Factor||VNF, VNFaaS|
Affirmed delivers the world’s only fully virtualized, cloud-native, 5G-ready mobile core solution. Our Independent scaling of the throughput (I/O), Session Capacity and Signalling, allows operators to tailor the network to specific call models or use cases (Consumer, IoT, MVNO, Fixed Wireless). We support CUPS, Network Slicing, integrated Virtual Probes, Optimized IoT Access (NB-IoT/LTE-M/SCEF), SFC, and Service Automation enabling operators to profitably deliver new revenue generating services.
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|Customer Deployment Details||
The Affirmed vEPC solution is deployed in over 50 operators worldwide including Tier 1 operators such as ATT, Vodafone, Etisalat, STC, Telus, Digicel, and more.
|Key Customers||ATT, Vodafone, Telus, Etisalat, Digicel|
|Linux Foundation Projects||n/a|
|Supported Hypervisors||ESXi, KVM and Hyper-V|
|Supported VIMs||CloudStack, OpenStack and VMware vRealize/vCAC/vCD|
Affirmed is the leader in virtualized mobile core solutions with over 50 deployments worldwide. The solution provides a large breadth of VNFs including MME/SGSN, SGW, GGSN/PGW, ePDG, TWAG, CSGN/NB-IoT, SCEF(IoT), PCRF, AAA, and HSS. The solution includes an integrated virtual probe and tap with every VNF providing real time network visibility and reducing probe and monitoring costs by more than 50%. The solution provides integrated DPI with content, optimization and security services. The solution supports service function chaining and automated service provisioning across both virtualized and legacy elements allowing operators to construct services in minutes instead of months.
|Management Framework||The Affirmed Mobile Content Cloud vEPC integrates into an MANO framework. It comes with its own VNF Manager but does not require one to manage Affirmed VNF's.|
|HW Acceleration Supported||
Affirmed supports all major HW acceleration techniques such as DPDK, PCI pass through, SR-IOV, and specialized NICs
|Performance and Scalability||
The Affirmed vEPC is the highest performing solution in the market today. Our solution independently scales in multiple capacity dimensions ie. sessions, signaling and I/O. With every new Intel chipset we see a minimum 40% increase in performance.
Affirmed provides a highly available “Carrier Grade” architecture, supporting process redundancy and In-Software Service Upgrades
|Key Partners||HPE, Intel, DellEMC, RedHat, VMware|