Affirmed Networks and VMware Deliver Integrated Solution to Drive Globetouch’s Connected Car and IoT Service Offerings
Companies Showcase Streaming Real-Time Video Surveillance from San Francisco to Mobile World Congress 2018
BARCELONA, Spain / MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2018 (February 28, 2018) – Affirmed Networks, the leader in virtualized mobile networks, and VMware Inc. (NYSE: VMW), today announced that Globetouch, a leader in global connectivity services for connected car and IoT applications, has deployed the Affirmed Mobile Content Cloud and VMware vCloud NFV platform for its mobile core network. Together, Affirmed Networks and VMware provide an open, flexible virtualized network that allows Globetouch to efficiently deliver connected car IoT services.
Globetouch has deployed Affirmed Networks’ virtualized network, running on VMware NFV infrastructure, to deliver a new breed of innovative services that change the way enterprises conduct their businesses. By utilising unique capabilities such as network slicing over a smart infrastructure, Globetouch can deliver truly customised services to enterprise customers. Globetouch also leverages the tremendous flexibility and ease of deployment of the integrated solution to augment capacity for Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) outside of their native markets, utilising Globetouch’s state-of-the-art IoT management platform.
To showcase the flexibility of the company’s virtualized network running on Affirmed and VMware, Globetouch is demonstrating the delivery of real-time video surveillance taken from drones in San Francisco and delivered to the show floor at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The demonstration features capabilities such as object-recognition and geo-fencing that are currently used by Nightingale Securities, one of Globetouch’s enterprise customers.
“Virtualized network infrastructures have opened up new ways to connect people, devices, and things more economically than ever before — wherever they are located across the world,” said Riccardo Di Blasio, CEO of Globetouch. “Our work with Affirmed and VMware is enabling us to embrace these new opportunities to deliver new, connected services to enterprises, OEMs, and mobile operators that are looking to capitalise on the performance and reach of these new network architectures.”
“Software-based networks have dramatically enhanced the way in which innovative operators such as Globetouch develop and deliver new services,” said Hassan Ahmed, Affirmed Networks’ chairman & CEO. “This week’s demonstration just scratches the surface of how new applications for connected services deliver real business value, and Globetouch’s innovative approach is leading by example.”
“Customers are adopting VMware and Affirmed solutions as the basis for their network modernisation, 5G enablement and cloud transformation. The two companies have a long-standing partnership in helping companies such as Globetouch create and launch innovative services,” said Shekar Ayyar, executive vice president and general manager, Telco Group at VMware. “VMware, Affirmed, and Globetouch are demonstrating the software-defined future of networking, one that will enable new revenue streams and open new opportunities for the agile service provider.”
Today, Affirmed Networks has more than 65 customers across five continents, including some of the world’s largest and most innovative operators.
About Affirmed Networks, Inc.
Affirmed Networks 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 and Tier 2 mobile networks, and is engaged in many trials worldwide. For more information, please visit: www.affirmednetworks.com.
Globetouch is a leader in global connectivity services for the connected car and the IoT. By building an ecosystem of operators with a next generation control centre, Globetouch provides car manufacturers and IoT enterprises a single interface to reach a global footprint. Globetouch backers include Hermes Growth Partners, Impact Venture Capital, Spark Telecom Ventures and Wholesale, Verizon Ventures, CK Hutchison Holdings Limited, Digicel and NTT DoCoMo, 263 China, and Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd. To learn more, please visit: http://www.globetouch.com
VMware, a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, helps customers realise possibilities by accelerating their digital transformation journeys. With VMware solutions, organisations are improving business agility by modernising data centres and integrating public clouds, driving innovation with modern apps, creating exceptional experiences by empowering the digital workspace, and safeguarding customer trust by transforming security. With 2016 revenue of $7.09 billion, VMware is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA and has over 500,000 customers and 75,000 partners worldwide.
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