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Versa announces partnership with Nabiq to deliver 5G services

Versa Networks has announced its partnership with Nabiq to deliver advanced private 5G services for enterprise customers throughout Japan. Leveraging integrated security, networking and Versa’s platform for hosting 5G core technology, offering new capabilities as a managed service for its enterprise customers and local 5G partners, such as Tamagawa Holdings Co.

Tamagawa Holding plans to deliver the 5G sharing service, which provides capabilities to enterprises on Tamagawa’s on-premise 5G platform. Nabiq manages the installation and operation of Tamagawa’s platform with its skills and experience in the wireless broadband business. Tamagawa and Nabiq have included Versa’s enhanced managed capabilities to the 5G sharing service. 

“Nabiq provides the support for enterprise end users and partners such as Tamagawa that develop the local 5G services,” says Tomohito Takatsu, President, Nabiq. 

“Local 5G enables high-speed wide-bandwidth and low-latency data transmission, and is expected as a communication infrastructure for the remote management in the production lines of Japan’s factories and remote medical operations. These applications require solid security functions. Versa’s SASE is great not only for SD-WAN but also for SD-LAN on which those applications run. Nabiq choose Versa for its excellent security capabilities and its worldwide experience.”

Versa’s VOS enables a unique approach to 5G edge solutions by combining virtual machines with SASE multi-tenancy to enable hosting and slicing of the 5G UPF data plane, connectivity, and security for the 5G control plane. This approach enables customers’ sensitive data to remain secured on-site and delivers the low latency and performance required for AI applications, IoT and sensors. Versa also supports customers with a single-edge platform, essential in dense metro areas such as Tokyo.

“We are pleased to partner with Nabiq and help bring Private 5G services to enterprises across Japan,” says Tony Fallows, Senior Vice President, Global Business Development, Versa Networks. 

“Versa is extensible to new and relevant use-cases, especially for service providers to drive new revenue streams for managed services using Versa’s one-box CPE. This use-case application with Nabiq showcases how MSPs can easily build and deploy Private and Local 5G networks with Versa SASE.”

As the leader in SASE, the fastest growing security and networking category, and executing SASE services, Versa delivers leading and differentiated architecture for high performance and security. 

Dell’Oro Group listed Versa as the 2021 SASE market share leader with 84% market share for the unified category in its 4Q21 Network Security Quarterly Report and Frost and Sullivan ranks Versa as the number 2 worldwide market share leader in SASE. Gartner has identified Versa SASE as having the most SASE components out of 56 vendors Gartner evaluated. 

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