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RAD Adds Versa Networks’ SD-WAN to Its vCPE Toolbox for Service Providers

Tel Aviv, Israel, February 15, 2018 –(PR.com)– RAD, the industry pioneer of network edge virtualization, and Versa Networks, a leading innovator in the SD-WAN and SD-Security market, today announced that Versa Cloud IP Platform software has been added to RAD’s vCPE Toolbox to allow a controlled, low-risk transition to vCPE and SD-WAN for Service Providers.

The partnership enables RAD to bundle and sell Versa Cloud IP Platform with RAD’s open operating system (vCPE-OS), uCPE (ETX-2v white boxes, ETX-2i Whitebox+) and pluggable PNFs. This comprehensive vCPE Toolbox addresses the service assurance, integration and operational challenges of service providers, with a carrier-class white-box solution.

With SD-WAN gaining traction as one of the leading use cases for network virtualization, the joint solution will help communications service providers (CSPs) and managed services providers (MSPs) simplify the delivery of innovative value-added services to their customers. It will further allow them to quickly and easily roll out optimized vCPE offerings over any access, ensure security and high service availability, and transform the customer experience through a self-managed service portal.

“We’re very happy to add Versa Networks’ market leading SD-WAN software to our arsenal,” noted Ilan Tevet, vice president of marketing and business development at RAD. “Our service provider customers stand to gain much value from this SD-WAN functionality running on top of RAD’s carrier class vCPE-OS operating system, alongside any additional best-of-breed VNFs required by them. Customers can choose to implement the SD-WAN virtualized network function (VNF) over any available infrastructure, using any available hardware, including our ETX-2v white box or the ETX-2i Whitebox+, according to their needs.”

“We’re happy to upgrade our strategic partnership with RAD,” said Rob Mustarde, SVP WW Sales at Versa Networks. “With RAD’s leadership in the access network, global footprint, sales organization, and network of channel partners, more network operators can benefit from faster rollouts, improved performance and lower cost with integrated networking, security, visibility and analytics.”

A live public demonstration of the joint solution will be conducted at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 26-March 1. The demo, at RAD’s booth at the Israeli Export Institute Pavilion (Hall 5, Space 5E61), will show RAD’s vCPE Toolbox with several deployment scenarios of the Versa Cloud IP Platform over L2 and L3, wireless and wireline networks.

About RAD
RAD is a global telecom access solutions and products vendor, allowing service providers and network operators to evolve any service and network combination, enabling better end-user experience and data security while preserving existing assets. For mobile, business and wholesale service providers, we provide an economical migration path to network edge virtualization. In addition, our Service Assured Access solutions are designed to deliver a competitive edge with complete visibility of network and service performance for greater operational efficiency, as well as timing synchronization for LTE/LTE-A and future 5G deployments. Founded in 1981, RAD has an installed base of more than 16 million units, and works closely with Tier 1 operators and service providers around the globe. RAD is a member of the $1.3 billion RAD Group of companies, a world leader in communications solutions. http://www.rad.com or on Twitter @RADdatacomms

About Versa Networks
Versa Networks is a leading innovator in the SD-WAN and SD-Security market. Versa’s solutions enable service providers and large enterprises to transform enterprise WAN’s to achieve unprecedented business advantages. Versa’s carrier-grade cloud-native software platform provides unmatched agility, cost savings and flexibility, transforming the business of networking. The company is backed by premier venture investors Sequoia, Mayfield, Artis Ventures and Verizon Ventures. For more information, visit https://www.versa-networks.com.

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RAD
Kevin Tanzillo
903-865-1078
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www.rad.com

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MKG Enterprises Corp. Leading Mobile Tax Refund Tech Company Software-as-a-Service

Fresno, CA, February 14, 2018 –(PR.com)– Good news for Americans struggling with income tax returns given the recent changes in the tax laws with the enactment of The PATH ACT. A visionary African-American entrepreneur, Marshawn Govan, has come up with an innovative mobile tax refund loan app that is all set to revolutionize the tax industry and make tax returns simpler for Americans. Titled as MKG Tax Refund, the state of the art program is a patent pending mobile tax refund Collateral Driven Interest & Investment (SaaS) Software-as-a-Service (FOF) Fund-Of-Fund multi-manager investment application.

The path-breaking app is launched under Mr. Govan’s tax consultancy company MKG Enterprises Corp. Financial Services. The inventor defined it as an alternative banking mobile finance and tax preparation processor (P2P) Peer-To-Peer lending app which will be accessible to 95% of low income and middle class American who file their taxes electronically.

“We are excited to bring to you our ground-breaking tax refund loan app MKG Tax Refund which will very soon redefine the tax industry and for better. It’s a futuristic platform that combines payments, tax preparation and tax refund together to make tax refunds more convenient for low & middle income class Americans. As a leading tax preparation technology company, we are always looking forward to grow our share in tax refund bank products. Our innovative approach has enabled us to leverage our financial products consistently which has consequently elevated us into the fastest growing black owned tax refund software provider in the US market,” stated Mr. Govan.

While asked about the inspiration behind the innovative tax refund loan app, the inventor-entrepreneur mentioned about the current struggles of low & middle income Americans with tax refund given the enactment of The PATH Act. According to his statements, the market for income tax returns utilizing a paid preparer has steadily grown both in number of returns prepared and as a percentage of all returns filed. The main reason behind such a huge growth is the complexity of recent tax laws which is pushing tax payers to professional tax preparers. Moreover, paid preparers also offer many ancillary services which are further drawing taxpayers to these professionals.

Speaking further, he stressed that it’s the current mass inclination to mobile phones which inspired him to shape up his innovative idea into a mobile app.

“95% of Americans own a cell phone now and the proportion is increasing with each passing day. We’re seeing a perfect storm of technology in the mobile scene today that the African American community can tap into to make the best of tax industry technology in the open market- while do-it-yourself web based tax preparation and IRS free file applications are being put into the retail tax industry environment.”

The African American community has faced financial disparity with limited access to capital and Mr. Govan’s app is geared to empower low income and middle class individuals to invest and support his business and receive cash back rewards like Acorns.

What makes MKG Tax Refund superior over its competitors is its highly scalable nature of business which serves as an intermediary bridge between tax professionals and clients.

Moreover, most of the competitors aren’t licensed direct lenders that can provide other financial services to tax clients for alternative financial solutions or build bridges/ relationships with other tax companies, tax software provider and banking partners. They only provide tax preparation alone, consumers have no other options and their customer satisfaction rate is less than 10%. But Mr. Govan’s company is a technology driven Service Bureau that provides high volume tax business software, proprietary tax refund mobile app and year round tax refund advances in regards to the PATH ACT that will affect millions of tax refunds.

www.mkgtax.com

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MKG Tax Consultants
Marshawn Govan
(559) 412-7248
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www.mkgtax.com
24/7 Online Tax Advisor & Live Chat Support https://mkgenterprisescorp.bitrix24.com/online/taxadvisor

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Minerva Unveils Best-of-Breed Cloud TV Offering

San Antonio, TX, February 14, 2018 –(PR.com)– Minerva Networks, the leading provider of next-generation service management platforms for connected entertainment, unveiled today an innovative cloud television service that enables operators to transition from their legacy set-top box centric offerings to advanced services delivering a personalized user experience across both managed and unmanaged devices.

Powered by the Company’s state-of-the-art Minerva 10 platform, combined with other best-of-breed content recommendation, content security and video processing systems, the new hosted and managed service offers operators unmatched flexibility vis-à-vis their video services upgrade strategy.

A highly-optimized native client application enables Minerva to seamlessly refresh the user experience on a broad range of legacy set-top boxes, allowing operators to offer a next-generation television experience without disrupting subscribers and while preserving revenue streams from their existing consumer premise equipment. Service providers can equip new subscribers with next-generation set-top boxes or, if their access network and content rights allow it, they can deliver services directly to consumer devices. The Minerva Cloud TV service supports a variety of streaming media and mobile devices, including Apple TV, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV as well as iOS and Android tablets and smart phones.

“We are delighted to be able to offer our existing customers as well as new prospects the most efficient and cost-effective solution to upgrade their legacy video offerings,” said Matt Cuson, VP of Marketing at Minerva Networks. “The hosted and managed service we are unveiling today is ideally suited for telco and cable operators eager to transition to next-generation television services while minimizing capital expenses, support costs and revenue losses from existing infrastructure.”

The new cloud-based service supports advanced features including voice control, start-over, catch-up TV, and cloud DVR, and delivers a premium viewing experience, consistent across both set-top boxes and streaming media devices. Minerva is currently exhibiting at NCTC’s Winter Education Conference in San Antonio, Texas (Booth 213).

About Minerva Networks
Minerva is the leading provider of next-generation service management platforms for the delivery of advanced pay television services. Over 300 operators worldwide have deployed Minerva’ solutions to offer premium entertainment services to their subscribers. For more information please visit www.minervanetworks.com

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Minerva Networks
Matt Cuson
(408) 567-9400
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www.minervanetworks.com

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