Accedian Partners with Facebook in Telecom Infra Project (TIP)

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Network performance assurance provider teams up with Facebook, telcos, tech companies, and other vendors to assure reliable, high-quality internet & telecom services access worldwide

Montreal, Canada – November, 29, 2016 –  Accedian, the end-to-end network performance experts, announced today that it has joined the Facebook-backed Telecom Infra Project (TIP) as a member focused on assuring high-quality internet connectivity through affordable, virtualized network performance assurance instrumentation.

TIP, announced by Facebook this February, is an engineering-focused consortium of operators, infrastructure providers, system integrators, and other technology companies. They work together to bring reliable internet access to the entire world, including remote areas, as well as emerging and developed countries, using technologies like Facebook’s OpenCellular wireless access platform.

Accedian is recognized as a leader in virtualized performance assurance solutions for mobile telecom networks. Its flagship solution, SkyLIGHT™, is the industry’s first fully-virtualized performance assurance platform, delivering network-wide visibility to service providers. In early 2016, Accedian launched FlowBROKER™, the world’s first network functions virtualization (NFV)-powered, remote packet capture solution, which brings new degrees of insight to existing analyzers, and deep packet inspection (DPI) and intrusion detection systems.

These solutions, which put an emphasis on reliable, high-quality telecommunications access, are also used by business service providers, cable MSOs, cloud and data center connectivity operators, financial network operators, and enterprises. Accedian’s contribution to TIP will bring performance assurance visibility to those constructing and building global internet and telecoms networks.

“We joined TIP because we believe in, and can contribute to, the goal of bringing reliable internet connectivity to the world, using a commodity hardware, open standards approach,” said Patrick Ostiguy, President & CEO, Accedian. “That’s the approach we’ve taken working with more than 375 service providers in 65 countries to develop and deploy virtualized network instrumentation solutions for troubleshooting connectivity issues to improve quality of service (QoS) and quality of experience (QoE). Our performance assurance technology has applications in all three of TIP’s project areas: access, backhaul, and core & management.”

Supporting Resources

Solution Brief: Virtualized Performance Assurance
White Paper: Experience Performance
Product Brief: SkyLIGHT VCX Controller™
Solution Brief: FlowBROKER™

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    Second Generation
    A cellular telecom network that uses second-generation wireless technology. Such networks digitally encrypt phone conversations, and allow data services including SMS text messages.


    Third Generation
    A cellular network that uses third-generation wireless technology based on standards that support wireless voice telephony, mobile and fixed internet access, video calls, and mobile TV. Such networks are capable of data transfer rates of at least 200 Kbps and as fast as 21 Mbps.


    Third Generation Partnership Project
    International collaboration among telecommunications associations, with the purpose of developing and maintaining the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) specification for 3G mobile networks.


    Fourth Generation
    A cellular network that uses fourth generation wireless technology to deliver mobile broadband internet access in addition to voice and text messaging. Two synonymous 4G systems are commercially deployed: Mobile WiMAX an Long Term Evolution (LTE). LTE is the predominant system in the U.S.

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