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BASE Company Selects F5’s Diameter Signaling Delivery Controller to Provide Optimal LTE Customer Experience

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Nathan Misner
Sr. Director of Global Communications
F5 Networks
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n.misner@F5.com

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STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Major Belgian mobile provider chooses F5 Traffix Signaling Delivery Controller to help deliver great user experience
  • F5 Diameter solution lets customers enjoy the benefits of LTE speeds without sacrificing network performance
  • F5 Signaling Delivery Controller will help enable new and innovative consumer services to drive future growth

 

SEATTLE – F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) announced today that BASE Company—best known for its consumer-orientated mobile services brand, BASE, and one of Belgium’s largest telecom providers—has selected the F5® Traffix® Signaling Delivery Controller™ (SDC™) to meet subscribers' increasing demand for data. Last year, BASE Company became the second operator in Belgium to launch 4G for its customers, providing them with much higher speeds to optimize user experience while watching video and consuming rich media.

“At BASE Company, we focus on offering our customers an optimal experience through excellent service, sharp prices, and a performant network,” said Jos Donvil, CEO, BASE Company. “Therefore we believe in partnerships. We are able to keep improving what we offer our customers by working with partners that share a customer-service focus.”

“F5 Traffix SDC will support BASE Company in serving their mobile customers with high data transfer speeds, as well as enabling fast rollout of new services as more subscribers sign up to enjoy LTE,” said Ben Volkow, VP, Product Development, F5. “Our Diameter-based SDC has proved itself in more than 50 installations with leading operators across the globe. One of its prime roles is to enable operators to manage the huge increase in signaling messages that typically occurs with LTE technology, primarily due to consumer behavior with smartphones. By deploying the SDC, BASE Company will benefit from great network performance and still be able to offer innovative services that keep their business competitive.”


About BASE Company

BASE Company is a fully-owned subsidiary of Royal KPN N.V., whose headquarters are located in Brussels. At the end of December 2013, BASE Company recorded a ~21% service revenue market share. In 2013, the company’s total revenues amounted to EUR 728 million in Belgium, with an EBITDA of EUR 192 million and 922 employees. The company is mainly active in the field of mobile telephony via the brands BASE and BASE business. It also provides digital television, Internet and fixed telephony services through its SNOW brand. BASE Company follows a segmented customer targeting approach and distributes its products and services via its BASE shops, ALLO telecom shops, online and indirect channels.

BASE Company made significant investments in its mobile network in recent years, bringing the company to the unique position in Europe of being a mobile challenger that combines leading positions in price, service and network.

About F5

F5 (NASDAQ: FFIV) makes apps go faster, smarter, and safer for the world’s largest businesses, service providers, governments, and consumer brands. F5 delivers cloud and security solutions that enable organizations to embrace the application infrastructure they choose without sacrificing speed and control. For more information, go to f5.com. You can also follow @f5networks on Twitter or visit us on LinkedIn and Facebook for more information about F5, its partners, and technologies.

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