Samsung and Akamai Showcase Advanced Content Delivery Solutions for Mobile Networks
Published on: 25th Feb 2014
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By: Ian Mansfield
Samsung and Akamai Technologies are demonstrating a "proof of concept" that is intended to highlight expected benefits to both end users and mobile operators including improved user experience faster mobile web access and more efficient delivery of web page contents over mobile networks.
Samsung says that it will perform a demonstration of content delivery solutions on its mobile network. Developed in coordination with Akamai, the demonstration will highlight how mobile content delivery technology can result in significant improvement in web page loading time, even in a heavily congested network environment.
Samsung's demonstration will also highlight mobile traffic prioritization.
This approach allows mobile operators to prioritize delivery of the premium contents over their network. For example mobile operators can serve faster and more stable web page access to subscribers that use critical services like mobile banking or e-commerce.
Additionally, combining the mobile traffic prioritization technology with Samsung's mobile caching solution, further enhancement can be made in end-user service quality by reducing the usage of network bandwidth and minimizing network latency. This will also allow mobile service providers the ability to offer premium services to content providers and an SLA (Service Level Agreement) for their services.
"Mobile operators are witnessing rapid growth in mobile web activities such as mobile banking and e-commerce. Mobile content delivery solutions and traffic prioritization over the mobile network will develop into a key differentiator for mobile operators in smart device era." said Jungah Choi, Senior Vice President and Head of System Innovation Lab at Networks Business, Samsung Electronics.