SoftBank Corp. Teams with Gigamon to Increase Network Efficiency and Enhance Subscriber Satisfaction

Leading Global Service Provider Working with Gigamon to Increase Effectiveness of Customer Experience Management Tools

Santa Clara, Calif., (Apr. 12, 2016)– Gigamon Inc. (NYSE: GIMO), the leader in traffic visibility solutions, today announced it is working with SoftBank Corp.  By implementing Gigamon’s visibility fabric, SoftBank has streamlined LTE Mobile Core (EPC) traffic monitoring which has resulted in both capital and operational cost savings for the Company.

“Gigamon has helped SoftBank Corp. optimize the number of GTP correlation licenses required for our network by orders of magnitude, freeing up budget for other projects,” said Hideki Kurokawa, Deputy Manager. “The company’s solutions do an excellent job of load balancing the traffic on our network and help to ensure the data is properly correlated and formatted to maximize the processing capability of the Customer Experience Management (CEM) tools attached to our Gigamon visibility fabric.”

Through the market-leading capabilities of Gigamon’s solutions, SoftBank Corp. is able to gain insight into the way its subscribers consume content and adjust its offerings to needs and requirements of these high value subscribers. SoftBank Corp. is also working with Gigamon to increase its network performance through pervasive network visibility. The company is utilizing a number of Gigamon solutions and technologies including GigaVUE-HC2 and GigaSMART GTP correlation functions.

“As the demand for pervasive traffic visibility increases and proliferation of subscriber data usage grows exponentially, Gigamon’s visibility and security solutions are becoming even more essential for mobile carriers such as SoftBank Corp.,” said Gary Newbold, vice president of sales for the Asia-Pacific region, Gigamon. “Using Gigamon’s subscriber aware capabilities SoftBank can apply resources in a judicious way to enrich and customize the experience of its most demanding subscriber base.”

The GigaVUE-HC2 modular platform integrates high-density ports, TAPs, and intelligent packet capabilities into a single node intended to reduce overall capital and operating expenditures.   With optional GigaSMART® GTP Correlation application, mobile operators can install a monitoring policy with the Visibility Fabric that will intelligently deliver subscriber-aware traffic to the specific tools such as DPI, analysis behavior of mobile subscribers converting  information into new services maximize the ARPU.

About SoftBank Corp.

SoftBank Corp., a subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp. (TOKYO:9984), provides mobile communication, fixed-line communication and Internet connection services to customers in Japan. Leveraging synergies with other companies in the SoftBank Group, SoftBank Corp. aims to transform lifestyles through ICT and expand into other business areas including IoT, robotics and energy. To learn more, please


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