Showing posts with label Stoke. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Stoke. Show all posts

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.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Stoke Introduces Wi-Fi eXchange Gateway

Stoke introduced a wireless offload gateway, the Wi-Fi eXchange, that provides mobile network operators with the traffic insight and steering capabilities for managing and monetizing Wi-Fi connected subscribers.

Stoke's Wi-Fi eXchange provides granular control over subscriber sessions, enabling mobile broadband operators to apply policy to route some sessions to the mobile core, while Internet bound sessions bypass core network elements.

The solution support multiple authentication specifications, including WFA Passpoint, and a range of connection protocols.  It is interoperable with WI-Fi equipment from Aruba, Ericsson/Belair, Cisco, Meraki and Ruckus as well as mobile core element (GGSN) vendors including Ericsson, Cisco, Huawei and Nokia Siemens. Multiple trials are underway worldwide.

Stoke said its Wi-Fi eXchange also opens the door for operators to capture revenues from advertising and other premium services.  

'We know from current engagements that seamless connections and monetization have now become a top priority for operators," said Dan McBride, Vice President of Marketing at Stoke. 'Their ultimate vision for Wi-Fi is to deliver the same experience and service over Wi-Fi as they do over the cellular network. Stoke's Wi-Fi eXchange makes this possible today, by providing standards-based solutions to congestion issues, user connectivity problems, and operators' need to control and monetize Wi-Fi traffic.  We leverage key principles from market-leading but not yet broadly implemented standards, meaning that operators can execute to their vision now, without waiting for upgrades or replacements to tens of millions of hotspots."

Monday, January 3, 2011

Stoke Hires Former Ericsson Exec as VP of Worldwide Sales

Stoke, which supplies mobile broadband gateway solutions, named Magnus Almquist as Vice President, Worldwide Sales.
Magnus joins Stoke from Ericsson, where he was Head of Sales Development and Business Support for Product Area IP & Broadband. From early 2008 to end of 2009, Magnus was Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales at Redback Networks, which was acquired by Ericsson in 2007, and held the role of Vice President, EMEA Sales, from 2005 to 2008.

Stoke noted that during 2010, it achieved triple digit revenue growth through customer engagements in North Asia, Europe and North America. The company also passed its 200th shipment milestone during the fourth quarter of the year.