Saguna Networks and Ubiquisys announced this week (11 February 2013) that the two companies are cooperating to provide an integrated content and application acceleration offering based on small cells for mobile network operators.
Ubiquisys is a UK developer of intelligent small cells, while Saguna Networks is an Israel-based provider of radio access network (RAN) application acceleration and mobile content delivery on HSPA and LTE networks.
The joint solution combines Saguna Networks' Saguna CODS for optimising the delivery of content and applications over mobile networks with Ubiquisys' smart cell, a range of intelligent 3G/4G/Wi-Fi small cell hotspots with an integrated computing platform based on Intel architecture.
The solution features transparent popular content caching and DNS (domain name system) caching on the Ubiquisys smart cell, which supports all existing mobile network capabilities, including lawful interception, real-time charging, policy management and more.
The solution embeds cloud content and flexible application processing resources at the edge of the mobile network to improve user experience and mobile network economics. The application is distributed and remotely provisioned on smart cells through the Intel AppUp SMB Service, which is built on the Intel Hybrid Cloud software platform that enables service providers to deliver the benefits of cloud computing on distributed networked devices.
‘Mobile content delivery is an ongoing challenge for service providers. Working with the RAN optimisation experts Saguna, we've shown that it's possible to simultaneously reduce network traffic and improve quality of experience,’ said Pete Keevill, Vice President of Engineering and co-founder of Ubiquisys. ‘This is yet another example of the power of moving application processing resources to the network edge, closer to mobile users.’
‘We are very happy to join forces with Ubiquisys, which has a well established customer base for its small cell solutions,’ said Lior Fite, CEO at Saguna Networks. ‘Our joint solution delivers all of our product features in a constrained space and power environment and guarantees the best mobile broadband experience without the need for large investments.’
Saguna Networks and Ubiquisys will be presenting their joint solution at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on 25-28 February 2013. Saguna Networks will be located at Booth 5i94 and the Ubiquisys meeting and demo suite will be located in Hall 1.