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July 17, 2013

Nokia Siemens Networks Teams with CDNetworks to Accelerate Mobile Content Delivery

At the beginning of this month, Nokia made a bold move and bought out Siemen’s 50 percent stake in the company. Only 15 days later, Nokia has a new announcement. News from Espoo, Finland, is that Nokia Siemens Networks and CDNetworks have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on a set of common objectives around Liquid Applications and operator Content Delivery Networks (CDN). The two companies are committed to taking the next concrete steps to transform the delivery of content from the base station.

CDNetworks is a full service CDN. It provides technology, network infrastructure and customer services for the delivery of Internet content and applications. CDNetworks has expertise and infrastructure in China, Russia and other emerging markets.

According to both companies, the intent of the collaboration is to further enhance Liquid Applications for content acceleration and content personalization, making use of such capabilities as location and referral, as well as awareness of user behavior and real-time network conditions.

Dirk Lindemeier, head of Liquid Net at Nokia Siemens Networks, made the following comments: “Liquid Applications, which is one of the three pillars of our Liquid Broadband portfolio, is set to fundamentally change the definition of personalized services. Operators are in a unique position with their deep customer relationships and insight into their customers’ service preferences and usage. This vantage point, combined with the mobile edge computing capabilities of Liquid Applications, will enable them to create new and exciting content, applications and services. Our collaboration with CDNetworks demonstrates our commitment to developing new applications that accelerate content delivery to increase performance and service quality, as well as reducing congestion and transport costs.”

The definition of Liquid Broadband is that it brings new ways to create value from your mobile network by making money from content delivery and helping you to use your network resources more efficiently. The three pillars that Lindemeier mentioned are end-to-end Quality of Service (QoS) differentiation, Content Delivery Networks and Liquid Applications.

The head of technology at CDNetworks, Jongchan Kim, said, “Mobile operators can enhance the user experience of their subscribers and enjoy cost savings with CDNetworks’ mobile CDN technology. Collaborating with Nokia Siemens Networks, CDNetworks hopes to further advance its innovative mobile acceleration technology that will benefit operators and enterprise customers alike.”

At the heart of Liquid Applications is the Radio Applications Cloud Server (RACS). This provides such capabilities as localized processing, content storage, as well as access to real-time radio and network information inside the base station. These capabilities facilitate new CDN-based services that can be served directly from the base station.

Edited by Alisen Downey

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