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CENX, Ixia, Mitel, and VMware Champion Mobile Service Assurance for Virtual Evolved Packet Core

Ottawa, Canada (ots/PRNewswire) - CENX (http://cenx.com/), the global leader of orchestrated service management and assurance solutions for physical and virtualized networks, today announced it has successfully interoperated with Ixia, Mitel, and VMware to demonstrate comprehensive real-time assurance of mobile data services for virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC). Using CENX's Exanova Service Intelligence (http://cenx.com/products/exanova-service-intelligence-for-sdn-nfv/), mobile service providers can rapidly realize high quality of experience (QoE) for VoLTE, VoWiFi, and data enterprise and consumer subscribers, over large-scale, hybrid networks including vEPC. The demonstration will be shown at Mobile World Congress 2016.

Market demand for reliable Internet of Things (IoT), dynamically scalable connectivity, and cloud services is driving service providers to expand differentiated service offerings, and leverage the agility, elasticity and cost-efficiency of NFV infrastructure (NFVI). Real-time, continuous monitoring and analytics of millions of network events is crucial to provide operations with actionable, automated intelligence to deliver high enterprise and consumer service QoE across multi-vendor, hybrid networks.

The CENX, Ixia, Mitel, and VMware demonstration showcases optimized real-time service assurance, within the context of Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO):

- CENX's Exanova Service Intelligence (http://cenx.com/products/exano
  va-service-intelligence-for-sdn-nfv/) provides end-to-end 
  visualization, performance monitoring, and analysis of the 
  real-time state of services across all segments of the multi-vendor
  network path, pinpointing fault root cause and impact on subscriber
  QoE;
- Ixia's IxLoad[TM] Wireless 
  (http://www.ixiacom.com/products/ixload-wireless) delivers 
  full-featured application testing of wireless networks and 
  components, emulating real-world subscriber traffic from LTE and 
  WiFi Offload base stations to mobile core at scale, for 
  fast-tracking new network services with proven quality;
- Mitel's vEPC virtual functions provide the feature-rich, 
  high-performance evolved Packet Data Gateway 
  (http://mitel.ca/products/mobile/evolved-packet-data-gateway)
  (ePDG) and Packet Gateway 
  (http://mitel.ca/products/mobile/packet-gateway-pgw) (PGW) 
  platforms for secure connections over untrusted non-3GPP WiFi or 
  3GPP-compliant LTE access networks;
- VMware vCloud® NFV 
  (http://www.vmware.com/industry/telco/overview.html)(TM) enables 
  CSPs to deploy a unified, multi-vendor and multi-function NFV 
  platform that supports any application at all stages of cloud 
  evolution. The vCloud NFV platform includes production-proven NFVI 
  Solutions, openness in cloud management through VMware Integrated 
  OpenStack (http://www.vmware.com/products/openstack/) and Service 
  Assurance with Day 2 and Ongoing Operations. 

"Mobile and NFV technologies continue to innovate at a tremendous pace, and we're excited to be collaborating with industry leaders, Ixia, Mitel, and VMware, to bring comprehensive solutions to market," said Jay McMullan, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, CENX. "With Exanova Service Intelligence's real-time visualization and detailed KPI analytics, operators can quickly navigate their network, isolate faults, and trigger automated workflows for proactive service assurance. This ensures high subscriber satisfaction, driving top line revenues, and also makes the most of infrastructure investment, netting bottom line gains."

"Ixia is excited to be working with CENX, Mitel, and VMware to enable virtual Evolved Packet Core verification and validation," said Ixia's Scott Westlake, Vice President of Business Development. "As carriers accelerate their transition to NFV, it's critical that Lifecycle Service Orchestration solutions provide scalable and realistic performance, resilience and security testing to deliver high quality services."

"Mitel has been an early adopter of NFV and understands well both the tremendous flexibility and the potential complexity of fully virtualized network solutions," said Terry McCabe, CTO of Mitel's Mobile Division. "Working with CENX, Ixia, and VMware gives us a sophisticated set of management and analytics capabilities to operate our 4G LTE network solutions with an intelligence that matches the subscriber services that we enable."

"Working with our broad ecosystem of NFV partners, VMware is driving the next evolution in business transformation for global service providers," said David Wright, vice president of operations, Telco NFV Group, VMware. "Through this type of collaboration with CENX, Ixia, and Mitel, we will collectively give service providers the confidence to quickly move from proof of concept to production NFV to accelerate time-to-market and overall service assurance for new and differentiated offerings."

To see this demonstration of real-time service QoE assurance at Mobile World Congress at CENX booth 2F50, or at the VMware NFV Pavilion 3K10, book your meeting today (http://info.cenx.com/mwc2016-0).

About CENX

CENX transforms network big data into real-time actionable intelligence. We accelerate end-to-end operations by harnessing dynamic analytics and web-scale computing to visualize, manage and assure data services across multi-vendor, SDN and NFV networks. Our software solutions are deployed by the largest, most innovative service providers worldwide. http://www.cenx.com

About Ixia

Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA) provides testing, visibility and security solutions, strengthening applications across physical and virtual networks for enterprises, service providers and network equipment manufacturers. Ixia offers companies trusted environments in which to develop, deploy and operate. Customers worldwide rely on Ixia to verify their designs, optimize their performance and ensure protection of their networks to make their applications stronger. Learn more at http://www.ixiacom.com.

About Mitel

A global market leader in enterprise and mobile communications powering more than 2 billion business connections and 2 billion mobile subscribers every day, Mitel (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW) helps businesses and mobile carriers connect, collaborate and provide innovative services to their customers. Our innovation and communications experts serve more than 60 million business users in more than 100 countries, and 130 mobile service providers including 15 of the top 20 mobile carriers in the world. That makes us unique, and the only company able to provide a bridge between enterprise and mobile customers. For more information, go to http://www.mitel.com and follow us on Twitter @Mitel.

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