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ASPIDER Selects F5 Traffix Signaling Delivery Controller™ (SDC) Diameter Solution

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, announced today that ASPIDER, a leading Mobile Virtual Network Enabler (MVNE), has selected the F5® Traffix Signaling Delivery Controller (SDC) Diameter solution to help manage Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) wholesale solutions for their Tier 1 carrier clients.

The F5 Traffix SDC enables both the routing of the billing message and the translation between the various protocols involved. Every time a subscriber of the carrier’s MVNO customer sends an SMS or MMS message, the related billing charges are routed to the ASPIDER Online Charging System via the F5 Traffix SDC. In this deployment, the SDC routes from multiple vendors’ core systems and supports Diameter and SCAP interconnectivity.

“We chose the F5 Traffix SDC for its technical routing superiority in handling complex interconnectivity with the various networks, protocols, and vendors,” said David Traynor, CEO of ASPIDER U.S. “We need the flexibility to interconnect to just about any core equipment, with the platform to handle scale and reliability.”

“ASPIDER enables enhanced scalability and reliability for carriers to better manage wholesale solutions, particularly as the market ramps up for LTE,” said Ben Volkow, VP of Product Development at F5. “With F5 Traffix, ASPIDER can provide an efficient and strategic approach for large carriers to generate new revenues and maintain quality of service across customer segments.”

The F5 Traffix SDC is a Diameter solution that combines intelligent, context-aware signaling with a Diameter router, load balancer, and gateway. This provides simplified control, superior scalability, and seamless connectivity so that networks can support subscribers’ heavy and growing use of mobile broadband data.

The F5 Traffix SDC Diameter Gateway offers instant and cost-effective, any-to-any connectivity between Diameter-based interfaces and systems that use legacy signaling protocols. With seamless connectivity between all Diameter network elements, legacy network elements, and an unlimited variety of third-party vendors, MVNOs, roaming partners, and service providers have an easy migration path with countless opportunities to pursue alternative business models and introduce additional revenue sources.

About ASPIDER

ASPIDER delivers branded MVNE mobile services for operators, OEMs and brands. ASPIDER is an operator independent supplier of complete outsourcing solutions for mobile voice, data and content requirements. Services are designed for rapid development of mobile revenue streams for Mobile Operators, OEMs and Brands. Clients use “configure on-demand” approaches based on ASPIDER Core Mobile network, OSS/BSS, Care and Billing. The solutions provide everything between the radio network and end user marketing & sales, built on multi-country, multi-operator mobile access.

With over 70 clients around the world, ASPIDER delivers solutions designed to minimize both investment and time to market—from traditional M2M and Voice MVNO projects, to OEM connectivity solutions for consumer computing. For more information, visit www.aspidersolutions.com.

About F5 Networks

F5 Networks, Inc., the global leader in Application Delivery Networking (ADN), helps the world’s largest enterprises and service providers realize the full value of virtualization, cloud computing, and on-demand IT. F5® solutions help integrate disparate technologies to provide greater control of the infrastructure, improve application delivery and data management, and give users seamless, secure, and accelerated access to applications from their corporate desktops and smart devices. An open architectural framework enables F5 customers to apply business policies at “strategic points of control” across the IT infrastructure and into the public cloud. F5 products give customers the agility they need to align IT with changing business conditions, deploy scalable solutions on demand, and manage mobile access to data and services. Enterprises, service and cloud providers, and leading online companies worldwide rely on F5 to optimize their IT investments and drive business forward. For more information, go to www.f5.com.

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