South Korean mobile operator LG Uplus has completed a three-month long trial of its Intelligent Network Platform (INP), realising significant benefits, including up to 35% performance gain in content delivery with reduced latency for big objects of 10-30Mb.
This means that mobile users save six seconds download time for a software package that usually takes 20 seconds to download. The trial also showed around 90% operating and capital cost saving in the mobile backhaul link, improved throughput, and a secure yet faster access to enterprise networks via LTE.
Nokia’s radio technology, Liquid Applications and professional services were used in the trial. CDNetworks, a global leader in the CDN space, also participated in the trial to evaluate the Liquid Applications’ impact on its commercial CDN service offerings. With these results, LG Uplus will be able to launch even better personalised services on its LTE network.
"We want to take our customers’ service experience to new levels while providing high quality video contents,” said Jo Changkil, VP, Technology Development Center, LG Uplus. “With the strategic partnership with Nokia Networks, we will have an edge over the delivery of rich multi-media content and enterprise services. Nokia’s Liquid Applications will create new revenue models outside the traditional telco areas.”
“The successful trial of content delivery and Enterprise Zone proves the capability of Nokia’s Liquid Applications to redefine the customer experience,” said Dirk Lindemeier, business product manager for Liquid Applications at Nokia Networks.
“In conjunction with Nokia’s AppFactory concept, an ecosystem of developers will drive fast application development and deployment, resulting in new services that can be introduced within very short timeframes. With this, LG Uplus can drive network-based service innovation.”
Liquid Applications adds general-purpose computing, content storage, and access to real-time radio and network information, and makes the base station a hub for local service creation and delivery.
The LG Uplus INP is currently loaded with rich Liquid Applications features:
Content Caching, which significantly reduces the latency and saves the bandwidth for delivering bandwidth-intensive video streaming by storing the contents close to the subscribers i.e. LTE base station. It also boosts downloading large files such as OS (operating system) updates or application installation packages.
Video Optimisation, which enables congestion-sensitive control over mobile traffic so videos can be streamed with a better Quality of Services (QoS), while guiding ‘just in-time’ downloading videos so the traffic of unwanted contents are not to be wasted.
CDN Integration, which allows CDN service providers to benefit from all the above features by hosting their valued contents on the RACS. In this trial, CDNetworks joins forces so as to prove the effectiveness of extending its valued commercial networks to the mobile edge computing.
Enterprise Zone, which allows enterprises to use LTE for their data connectivity across their campuses by providing faster and secure access to enterprise resources with enhanced QoS, mobility and manageability. It reduces the capital and operating costs for operators.