New Capability Added Through Investment in Saguna Networks Is Designed to Improve Mobile User Experience Through an Application-Aware RAN
February 19, 2013
ADVA Optical Networking today announced that it will be demonstrating its new Cachejack™ technology in Booth 7D34, Hall 7, during Mobile World Congress 2013 at Barcelona’s Fira Gran Via, Feb. 25-28. Cachejack™ is designed to improve mobile user experience and enable location-based services (LBS) through an application-aware radio access network (RAN) and optimize resource utilization by uniquely transporting content directly from the backhaul network straight to the mobile subscriber. Visitors to ADVA Optical Networking’s booth, using their own mobile devices, will be able to experience how Cachejack™ accelerates downloading of content such as video streaming and high-resolution images from the Internet.
“We made a strategic investment last year inSaguna Networks and its technology for optimizing content delivery in mobile backhaulinfrastructures, and now we have rapidly integrated this capability into our successful FSP 150 product line and are excited for the attendees of Mobile World Congress 2013 to experience the considerable improvements in user experience that Cachejack™ uniquely delivers,” said Christoph Glingener, chief technology officer of ADVA Optical Networking. “We continue to see fierce growth in demand for high-quality, rich content over mobile networks worldwide, and ADVA Optical Networking Cachejack™ enables mobile providers a compelling array of benefits as they seek to capitalize on this demand among their subscribers. Improving user experience, enabling new revenue-generating LBS and reducing transport costs are of prime value to today’s mobile operators.”
The ADVA Optical Networking solution loads popular content on integrated cache servers in cell site gateways or network interface devices (NID). That content is then delivered from a cache server, which is in closer proximity to the requesting user than the mobile core network. The effect is slashed time to first byte, translating into an enhanced user experience as subscribers receive content more quickly. In addition, Cachejack™ enables monetized LBS offerings; for example, advertisements tailored to a user’s precise location can be delivered along with requested content. And Cachejack™ helps operators save bandwidth and money by optimizing mobile backhaul.