Vasona Networks’ SmartAIR1000 recognized for innovation in helping mobile operators overcome bandwidth for better subscriber experiences
SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Vasona Networks, Inc.®, a provider of platforms for mobile network capacity and resource management, today announced that it has been named to the annual FierceWireless “Fierce 15″ list, designating it as one of the top privately-held wireless companies of the year. FierceWireless editors evaluated hundreds of organizations and found Vasona Networks to be one of the “fiercest” based on creativity and innovation in the marketplace.
“Vasona Networks’ cell-level traffic management solution lets carriers better understand what’s happening on individual cell sites,” said Phil Goldstein, Editor of FierceWireless. ”By analyzing traffic that’s going back and forth between the core network and the radio access network, the company’s solution can determine how many users are on a particular cell and can see what their traffic flows are, letting Vasona detect how much each cell’s bandwidth is being stressed and determine whether or not a cell is congested or the cell is not being used to the best of its capacity. Vasona is then able to, at a carrier’s direction, reallocate bandwidth as necessary to ensure the best user experience on a particular cell site.”
Founded in 2010, Vasona Networks recognized that bringing together certain mobile, media and IP networking technologies could address the deluge of growing application usage that mobile operators face today. Vasona Networks’ resulting flagship SmartAIR1000 edge application controller manages mobile traffic across all applications, for each cell in a network. The benefits include significantly improved experiences for mobile subscribers during times when cells are congested. The insight that Vasona Networks provides also empowers mobile operators to more effectively use resources as they face expensive and complex upgrades to add network capacity.
“In just the past six months, we’ve launched our SmartAIR1000, brought total funds raised to $22 million and kicked off additional deployments with operators globally,” said Biren Sood, CEO of Vasona Networks. “Being recognized by FierceWireless for our market leadership and innovation marks yet another milestone for Vasona Networks. We are honored to be named to this year’s “Fierce 15″ alongside so many other innovative companies.”
FierceWireless, an internationally recognized daily email newsletter reaching more than 80,000 senior wireless industry executives, provides executives in over 100 countries with a quick, authoritative briefing on the day’s top wireless stories, including new trends and technologies. The FierceWireless “Fierce 15″ celebrates the spirit of being “fierce” – championing innovation and creativity, even in the face of intense competition. The complete list of winning companies is available on the FierceWireless Web site at http://www.fiercewireless.com.
To learn more about Vasona Networks, please visit www.vasonanetworks.com.
About Vasona Networks
Founded in 2010, Vasona Networks, Inc.® works with global mobile network operators to deliver better subscriber experiences. The company’s pioneering edge application controller, the SmartAIR1000™, takes a holistic approach to addressing mobile network data traffic congestion that occurs in each cell, monitoring every application demanding bandwidth. With this visibility, Vasona Networks’ RateControl™ technology allocates bandwidth by precise determination of user needs and experiences. The company has received investments from Bessemer Venture Partners and New Venture Partners. Vasona Networks is based in Santa Clara, California, with research and development offices in Tel Aviv, Israel. For more information, visit www.vasonanetworks.com.
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