Tuesday, September 17, 2013

SOFTBANK MOBILE Picks Stoke SSX-3000 Gateway for Small Cell Network

Japan's SOFTBANK MOBILE has selected Stoke's SSX-3000 gateway for deployment in its small cell mobile broadband network.  Macnica Networks was named system integrator for the project.  Financial terms were not disclosed.

The Stoke SSX-3000 is a gateway that enables mobile operators to deploy an efficient, stand-alone security perimeter fronting their mobile Core networks. With Small-Cell deployments raising concerns about security, Stoke SSX-3000 assures confidentiality and integrity of data plane and control plane over an all-IP network, supporting communications without adding any appreciable latency or service-impacting packet processing burden on core network elements.

"Softbank is a fast moving and innovative competitor in Japan's mobile services marketplace and we are pleased to add them to our growing list of top tier carrier customers," said Vikash Varma, CEO of Stoke. "We are privileged to be a supplier to Softbank through Macnica, and look forward to a successful and expanding relationship in Japan, and other key markets like the United States of America."

The Softbank project builds on recent Stoke wins in Western Europe and marks Stoke's fourth project in Japan, in two of the nation's major mobile operators.

Separately, Stoke announced an agreement for Macnica Networks to bring the Stoke Security eXchange LTE security gateway and Evolved Packet Core (EPC) Protection solutions to mobile network operators in Japan. Initial results from the collaboration, which began earlier this year, include a Security Gateway project win and a new EPC Protection solution trial.

Macnica Networks, a member of the Macnica Group, offers complete system integration services supporting Stoke LTE security solutions. Macnica Networks Corp. has over 20 years of experience in product localization, sales and substantial technical support of computer network equipment. Macnica Networks offers a full line of leading-edge network appliances, software, telecommunications and storage solutions to its customers, and consistently brings innovative new products to their portfolio.