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Vasona Networks

February 11, 2016 04:00 ET

Vasona Networks Unveils Architecture That Virtualizes Mobile Network Functionality

SmartAIR Edge Services Platform Extends Essential Mobile Edge QoE Functions to Third-Party and Vasona Network Apps Across a Range of Server Environments

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 11, 2016) - Vasona Networks, Inc.®, a provider of platforms for better mobile user experiences, capacity and resource utilization, today announces the Vasona SmartAIR Edge Services Platform (SmartAIR ESP). SmartAIR ESP extends globally-deployed Vasona appliance capabilities to more network applications and infrastructure environments. The software-based architecture virtualizes Vasona SmartAIR™ functionality for network and business agility in support of radio access network (RAN) transformation initiatives. Vasona Networks is also exposing APIs that let third-party application developers access RAN characteristics and traffic functions, such as details about real-time cell congestion conditions.

"Rapid traffic growth and initiatives to better leverage existing investments are driving the mobile industry towards a future powered by intelligent edge computing platforms that bring new capabilities online fast," says Rui Frazao, CTO of Vasona Networks. "SmartAIR ESP's virtualized architecture unlocks the capabilities of existing networks to accelerate this future's arrival, advancing Vasona Networks' leadership in growing the volume, diversity and performance of mobile applications and content."

The SmartAIR Edge Services Platform is a software layer that runs on NFV-based infrastructure available from third-party partners. It can host the company's traffic management application, Dynamic RateControl with Feedback for overcoming effects of congestion, and Vasona Mobile Packet Assurance for speeding recovery from packet loss and improving utilization. The Vasona SmartAIR appliance and the SmartAIR ESP provide the same functionality and applications across a mixed RAN vendor environment. Trials of SmartAIR ESP will begin during 2016.

An important aspect of Vasona Networks' virtualization initiative is API-based access to key Vasona SmartAIR functions. At launch, this will include data pertaining to cell loading, traffic load monitoring relative to real-time capacity, and assessment of traffic by application type within cells. Vasona Networks is working with third-party application developers to enhance additional network services based on this information and will continue to release APIs in support of intelligent, flexible and scalable infrastructure operations.

Vasona Networks will exhibit in Hall 5 at Mobile World Congress this month 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 mobile network operators to deliver better user experiences. The company's pioneering SmartAIR™ edge application controller and the SmartVISION™ analysis suite are deployed on 3G and 4G networks to understand live network conditions including congestion levels, for better management and planning. The technology is based on comprehensive perspective of all data activity within every cell. Vasona Networks has deployments in tier-one networks around the world serving millions of subscribers. The company has received investments from Bessemer Venture Partners and New Venture Partners, and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, with offices worldwide. For more information, visit

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