Tuesday, June 9, 2009

NTT DOCOMO Selects Stoke's Mobile Gateway

NTT DOCOMO has selected Stoke's mobile broadband access gateway to deliver a new commercial service.

Details on this new service have not yet been announced. Stoke's gateway will be delivered by Net One Systems Co., Ltd., Japan's leading networking and systems integration provider. The systems will be in service in 2009. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Stoke said its Session Exchange 3000 (SSX-3000) will allow NTT DOCOMO to provide improved service and expand accessibility for users. The solution will enhance NTT DOCOMO's ability to manage the increasing mobile broadband traffic on their RAN and backhaul infrastructure.

Stokes' SSX-3000 is a high density gateway ATCA-based platform designed to provide stateful management of tens of thousands of secure subscriber sessions over multiple access types. It scales to deliver 16 Gbps throughput and up to 240k active IPSec sessions. It performs L4-L7 traffic classification, encryption & decryption, policy enforcement, QoS and accounting at line rates.

Vikash Varma, president and chief executive officer at Stoke, added, "Stoke's products have been built on the all-IP based architecture for the mobile broadband market. The decision by NTT DOCOMO marks a huge endorsement of the SSX-3000 as the gateway of top-tier carriers' choice."http://www.stoke.com

  • Stoke is based in Santa Clara, California.

  • In April 2009, Stoke announced $15 million in Series D funding, bringing the company's total funding to date to more than $65 million. The financing for the first time includes investment by Net One Systems Co. Ltd, Japan's leading networking and systems integration provider. Also included in this round are existing investors Reliance Technology Ventures Limited (RTVL), the corporate venture capital arm of the Reliance ADA Group, DAG Ventures, Integral Capital Partners, Pilot House Ventures, Sequoia Capital, and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

  • Stoke is headed by Vikash Varma, who previously was President - Worldwide Sales, Marketing & Field Operations at CloudShield Technologies.