Microsoft acquires virtualized mobile network startup Affirmed Networks

by VentureBeat

VentureBeat— Microsoft has announced plans to acquires virtualized mobile network startup Affirmed Networks for an undisclosed amount.

CNBC—Microsoft acquires Affirmed Networks, which helps telecoms grow their networks, ahead of 5G rush. Affirmed already works with major network operators like AT&T, SoftBank and Telus. Now it wants to help companies more easily run sophisticated 5G networks.

TechCrunch—Microsoft acquires 5G specialist Affirmed Networks – TechCrunch. Microsoft today announced that it has acquired Affirmed Networks, a company that specializes in fully virtualized, cloud-native networking solutions for telecom operators. With its focus on 5G and edge computing, Affirmed looks like the ideal acquisition target for a large cloud provider looking to get deeper into the telco business. According to Crunchbase, Affirmed raised [

Mobile World Live—Microsoft targets 5G with Affirmed Networks buy. Microsoft moved to strenghten its ability to work with operators on 5G deployments, inking a