Openwave Mobility, a software innovator enabling operators to manage and monetize encrypted mobile data, announced at the Mobile World Congress 2017 that seven mobile operators have deployed its optimization technology, Secure Traffic Manager (STM), in the past seven months.
This marks a remarkable half-year for Openwave Mobility whose solutions have been selected by tier 1 operators in North and South America, Asia and the Middle East, said Openwave. These operators have a combined footprint of over 100 million subscribers. In addition, an ICT solutions provider offering services to mobile operators globally will deploy the technology in the United States.
These global deployments come at a time when OTT encryption on operator networks is rising significantly. In some parts of the world 60% of network data is encrypted and this could reach 80% before the end of 2017. STM is the only product in the industry capable of optimizing Google’s ubiquitous internet traffic protocol QUIC along with TCP and HTTPS.
Having rolled out QUIC in 2015, Google introduced new protocols for the YouTube app in July 2016. Within just four months, Openwave Mobility claims that it detected a 200% increase in QUIC encrypted data travelling on operator networks. What’s more, Facebook has started introducing its own encryption protocol, and Instagram has followed suit.
Openwave Mobility's STM provides the capability to inspect encrypted traffic flows (TCP, TLS, HTTPS and QUIC in real time). STM extends traffic management capabilities into the encrypted path, and intelligently adjusts encrypted Adaptive Bitrate video to reduce its impact on the RAN by 20%.