6WIND Wins Mobility Tech Zone LTE Visionary Award for Second Time
PARIS, January 14, 2013 — 6WIND, the gold standard for data plane processing in software-defined networks, today announced that its 6WINDGate™ software product has won the LTE Visionary Award from Mobility Tech Zone. The award recognizes companies who create LTE solutions that have been demonstrated to bring the mobile broadband wireless experience to fruition. 6WIND, a 2010 winner of the same award, is the #1 supplier of high-performance networking software for LTE infrastructure and its solutions also address critical performance challenges in network appliances and data center networking.
Already adopted by multiple tier-one Telecom Equipment Manufacturers (TEMs) and deployed in LTE networks throughout Asia, Europe and North America, the 6WINDGate software enables TEMs to provide equipment that addresses critical infrastructure challenges by maximizing network performance, optimizing network resource allocation, ensuring unlimited scalability and accelerating advanced networking features such as policy enforcement and security. In addition, 6WINDGate solves critical networking performance problems in telecom data center equipment.
“We are honored to be a repeat winner of the LTE Visionary Award,” said Eric Carmès, CEO of 6WIND. “In the time since we first won the award in 2010, we have seen networks using our software progress through the trials phase into full-scale commercial deployments. As an example, 6WINDGate now serves 80% of Japan’s LTE users and we see increasing adoption in other markets worldwide. TEMs and service providers have achieved significant OPEX and CAPEX improvements through adopting 6WINDGate, which solves critical performance challenges for traditional physical networking equipment, for telecom data centers and also for the emerging category of virtualized solutions being deployed to improve network resource utilization.”
“6WIND’s achievements in advancing 4G through LTE development are impressive and as such they were selected as a recipient of the Mobility Tech Zone LTE Visionary Award,” said Carl Ford, co-founder and community developer, Crossfire Media. “6WIND is an innovator and one to watch for the next evolution of solutions.”
“It is a pleasure to recognize 6WIND with this award. Their contribution toward the future of mobile broadband is noteworthy,” stated Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “I look forward to more innovation from 6WIND in the future.”
Beyond the technology strengths of the 6WINDGate software itself, equipment manufacturers adopt the solution because it is supported by a comprehensive ecosystem of compatible, industry-leading products. This ecosystem facilitates and accelerates the development of high-performance LTE equipment based around 6WINDGate.
For more information about 6WIND, please visit http://www.6wind.com.
6WIND provides the only commercial software solution that solves network performance challenges for OEMs delivering advanced networking functions in mobile infrastructure equipment, networking appliances and data center networking. The company’s 6WINDGate™ networking software is optimized for cost-effective hardware based on industry-standard multicore processors, enabling rich Software Defined Networking (SDN) services and Network-as-a-Service capabilities that monetize services such as bandwidth, QoS and security. 6WIND delivers sustainable competitive advantages to both service providers and network equipment manufacturers. A privately owned company, 6WIND is based near Paris, France with regional offices in China, Japan, South Korea and the United States. For more information, visit http://www.6wind.com.