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F5 to Showcase NFV Solutions that Power and Secure Service Provider Networks

F5 Networks announced today its focus areas at Mobile World Congress (MWC), taking place in Barcelona, Spain from March 2–5. At the event, F5 will demonstrate how its solution portfolio helps service providers maximize the opportunities created by exponential increases in connected devices, applications, and broadband data usage.

With a projected 50 billion connected devices by 2020 (Cisco/Intel)—or seven devices for each person on the planet—securing and managing the Internet of Things (IoT) will become even more crucial. Operators will need to scale networks to handle rapid growth of data traffic and corresponding signaling traffic increases. They will also need to offer secure connectivity to support new service and business models.

The F5 Synthesis architecture supports the service provider ecosystem with carrier-grade solutions around intelligent traffic management, Diameter and signaling traffic management, multi-layer security, and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) for secure, dynamic, and tight network control. These solutions enable operators to evolve their networks cost-effectively, ensuring optimized network services and enhanced Quality of Experience (QoE) for subscribers—while still driving new revenues.

F5 is the only vendor to provide flexibility at the network, control, and application levels, enabling deep service customization that can be monetized. 

F5 at MWC: Optimize Your Network. Monetize New Services. Secure Every Layer. 

Visit F5 in Hall 5, Booth G11 at Mobile World Congress. Technology demonstrations will be available on demand at F5’s booth throughout the event, with topics including:

  • Network Functions Virtualization – F5’s broad portfolio of virtual solutions support NFV initiatives, with technologies such as Diameter signaling, DNS, and carrier-class firewalls in field trials with tier-one carriers worldwide.
  • Multi-Layer and Multi-Domain Security – F5 technologies ensure end-to-end security for rapidly increasing threat vectors—for devices, the network, and applications.
  • Network Simplification – F5 offerings simplify and optimize network services for TCO reduction and enhance user QoE. Widely deployed services by Cisco and F5—demonstrated at Intel’s Hall 3, Booth D30 location at MWC—illustrate how dynamic service chains can easily be constructed using Network Services Headers (NSH).
  • Simple, Secure Mobile App Connectivity – F5 partners with Google to enable secure VPN access for Android 5.0 (Lollipop), which can be applied to specific apps or the entire work profile as part of Android for Work. F5 also partners with market-leading Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) providers, including AirWatch by VMware (exhibiting at Mobile World Congress in Hall 3, Booth D10), to enable seamless, automated VPN provisioning and secure, private connectivity for mobile apps with differentiated access based on dynamic, contextual policies.
  • New Revenue-Generating Services – Diameter, SIP, and DNS signaling solutions enable new revenue streams, including Voice over LTE (VoLTE), WiFi Offloading, and LTE Roaming.


The F5 solutions referenced in this announcement are available today. Contact your local F5 sales office for availability in specific countries.

Published Thursday, February 26, 2015 12:19 PM by David Marshall
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