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Accedian Joins Facebook-Backed TIP

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MONTREAL -- Accedian has joined the Facebook-backed Telecom Infra Project (TIP) as a member focused on assuring high-quality internet connectivity through affordable, virtualized network performance assurance instrumentation.

TIP, announced by Facebook in February 2016, is an engineering-focused consortium of operators, infrastructure providers, system integrators, and other technology companies. They work together to bring reliable internet access to the entire world, including remote areas, as well as emerging and developed countries, using technologies like Facebook's OpenCellular wireless access platform.

Accedian specializes in virtualized performance assurance solutions for mobile telecom networks. Its flagship solution, SkyLight, is a virtualized performance assurance platform, delivering network-wide visibility to service providers. In early 2016, Accedian launched FlowBroker, a network functions virtualization (NFV)-powered, remote packet capture solution, which brings new degrees of insight to existing analyzers, and deep packet inspection (DPI) and intrusion detection systems.

"We joined TIP because we believe in, and can contribute to, the goal of bringing reliable internet connectivity to the world, using a commodity hardware, open standards approach," said Patrick Ostiguy, President & CEO, Accedian. "That's the approach we've taken working with more than 375 service providers in 65 countries to develop and deploy virtualized network instrumentation solutions for troubleshooting connectivity issues to improve quality of service (QoS) and quality of experience (QoE). Our performance assurance technology has applications in all three of TIP's project areas: access, backhaul, and core & management."


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