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September 23, 2013

Stoke, Macnica Networks Tapped to Provide SSX-3000 Small Cell Gateway to Softbank

Stoke, an LTE gateway security provider, and network systems integrator Macnica Networks have announced that Japanese mobile provider Softbank has chosen both companies to provide the Stoke SSX-3000 gateway for its small cell network.

"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 Stoke SSX-3000 provides security for small cell networks, which is important as mobile carriers implement these networks to keep up with the voracious data appetites of smartphones and tablets. More importantly, the SSX-3000 ensures security with minimal latency, which many operators and customers using demanding applications like streaming video will no doubt appreciate. The latency is measured at under 100 microseconds.

Softbank chose Stoke for its ability to keep the costs of its all-IP network low and the service level high and secure. The SSX-3000 can serve up to 240,000 sessions at one time.

“As one of the country's leading mobile communications providers, Softbank is committed to staying ahead of escalating traffic demand and delivering the highest quality of performance and security to subscribers," said Masahiro Miyabukuro, President of Macnica Networks. "Stoke is a leader in radio to core security solutions for the RAN-to-Core network border, and we are pleased to provide their high-performance SSX-3000 gateway for Softbank."

The project will be the fourth time that Stoke has done a project in Japan, and comes in the wake of other similar projects in Western Europe. Another Japanese carrier, NTT Docomo, selected the SSX-3000 for its own mobile small cell network.

Edited by Ryan Sartor

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