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Vasona Networks

January 14, 2016 04:00 ET

Vasona Networks Names Rui Frazao CTO

Mobile Edge Thought Leader Joins From Vodafone as Vasona Networks Scales Global Deployments and Advances Edge Efforts

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 14, 2016) - Vasona Networks, Inc.®, a provider of platforms for mobile network capacity and resource management and intelligence, today announces the appointment of Rui Frazao as chief technology officer. Frazao joins following nearly 15 years with Vodafone, where he was most recently director of network engineering. A renowned mobile network edge thought leader, Frazao is advancing Vasona Networks' pioneering efforts in the space, while working closely with global mobile network operators to assure great results from their deployments of Vasona SmartAIR and SmartVISION.

"Rui brings an operator's perspective on how Vasona Networks' solutions deploy in the network, and has unique understanding about the rise of virtualization in environments operating at large and growing scale," says Biren Sood, CEO of Vasona Networks. "Rui's experience, expertise and visionary track record are vital as our rollouts expand and our work proceeds with customers on realizing the future of mobile network architectures."

SmartAIR and SmartVISION leverage dynamic rate control with feedback (DRCF) technology to classify data traffic, assess congestion within individual cells across any application type, and take actions that minimize session latency while maximizing user experience quality. Operators benefit from higher content carriage, more satisfied customers and better capital efficiency. They also gain real-time and long-term analytical perspectives on network operations and capacity planning.

"As mobile network operators deal with IoT and rapid demand growth, there is movement towards delivering applications from the network edge, which I've experienced first-hand through Vodafone's virtualization initiatives," says Frazao. "Vasona Networks is taking a leadership position in these trends, making now a fantastic time to work on advancing the company's technological vision and implementation."

As director of network engineering for Vodafone, Frazao was responsible for the company's Central European network engineering efforts, including Germany, the Netherlands, Hungary and the Czech Republic. His technical areas of responsibility included mobile radio, transmission, and core for voice, data, and enterprise solutions. Key projects included overseeing the launch of Europe's first full-production, virtualized network core. Frazao also led the successful deployment of VoLTE across Vodafone Germany. Prior to his work with Vodafone, Frazao held engineering roles with Cisco, the Lisbon Stock Exchange, SIBS and A Beltronica.

Vasona Networks will exhibit in Hall 5 at Mobile World Congress in February and participate in the "New Paradigms For Delivering Cost Effective Network QoE" session at the event.

About Vasona Networks
Founded in 2010, Vasona Networks, Inc. works with global mobile network operators to deliver better user experiences. The company's pioneering SmartAIR™ edge application controller and the SmartVISION™ analysis suite elevate operator capabilities to overcome congestion on 3G and 4G networks, and to understand network activities for better management and planning. The technology is based on comprehensive perspective of all data activity within every cell at any time. The company has deployments in major networks around the world and has received investments from Bessemer Venture Partners and New Venture Partners. Vasona Networks is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, with offices worldwide. For more information, visit

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