Friday, 28 July 2017

Openwave optimises encrypted video

Openwave Mobility
Wednesday 04 March 15

Openwave Mobility, a software innovator enabling operators to manage and monetize mobile video traffic, announced today a new solution, Secure Traffic Manager, leveraging its NFV-enabled Integra, that optimizes encrypted mobile video and audio streaming traffic…

Openwave Mobility, a software innovator enabling operators to manage and monetize mobile video traffic, announced today a new solution, Secure Traffic Manager, leveraging its NFV-enabled Integra, that optimizes encrypted mobile video and audio streaming traffic. Network operators will now benefit from a comprehensive solution that optimizes not just the TCP/IP transport layer, but also the video and audio application layer for encrypted traffic to maximize network utilization. Operators can now achieve 50% data savings on encrypted HD video, delivering an improved user experience for congested networks without compromising subscriber privacy.

Encrypted traffic is estimated to be 30% of the data flow and rising. With Secure Traffic Manager, carriers can dynamically recognize and fingerprint bandwidth-hungry objects such as High Definition video, audio or apps to deliver optimized traffic via the Radio Access Network (RAN). The smart traffic management capabilities reduce the amount of data needed to stream large files and allow application downloads to be performed efficiently across the mobile network.

“The trend towards encrypted data will only increase over time but operators still need to perform essential traffic management,” said Matt Halligan, Chief Technology Officer at Openwave Mobility. “As app developers introduce deeper authentication, they are putting additional strain on operator networks, because traditional optimization techniques are bypassed. Even auto-play video ads are encrypted and consume vast amounts of data. That’s why we developed a comprehensive multi-level solution for mobile operators that’s future-proof. Operators need a solution that goes beyond just TCP acceleration.”

Matt Halligan continued: “Secure Traffic Manager uses patent pending heuristics to detect and manage streaming content. We enable smarter policy-aware traffic management for the carrier while retaining the highest levels of security protocols for robust encryption”.


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