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

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) provides solutions for an application world. F5 helps organizations seamlessly scale cloud, data center, and software defined networking (SDN) deployments to successfully deliver applications to anyone, anywhere, at any time. F5 solutions broaden the reach of IT through an open, extensible framework and a rich partner ecosystem of leading technology and data center orchestration vendors. This approach lets customers pursue the infrastructure model that best fits their needs over time. The world’s largest businesses, service providers, government entities, and consumer brands rely on F5 to stay ahead of cloud, security, and mobility trends. For more information, go to f5.com.

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F5, Traffix, Signaling Delivery Controller, and SDC are trademarks or service marks of F5 Networks, Inc., in the U.S. and other countries. Traffix is not a trademark of F5 Networks in Germany. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. This version of the news is intended for U.S. audiences.

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