Zain Saudi Arabia Deploys Openwave Mobility's NFV-based Mobile Traffic Management

Zain Saudi Arabia Deploys Openwave Mobility's NFV-based Mobile Traffic Management

Zain Saudi Arabia (Zain KSA) has deployed an NFV-based mobile data traffic management solution from Openwave Mobility to strengthen its virtualized infrastructure and boost QoE for subscribers. 

The virtualized solution enables Zain KSA to manage and monetize encrypted data including streaming videos and delivers outstanding subscriber QoE. Openwave Mobility's solutions help mobile operators to alleviate RAN congestion, create new revenue opportunities and unify subscriber data. The company also provides solutions for mobile data optimizationtargeted promotions and subscriber data management.

According to Openwave Mobility, encrypted data from OTTs is “darkening” mobile networks. This is preventing operators from being able to gain insight on network traffic to manage QoE. In some parts of the world, over 60% of data is encrypted and this could reach 80% before the end of 2017.

This is the latest in a series of successful deployments by Openwave Mobility in 2017.

Khalid Charaa, Core Planning Senior Manager, Zain KSA
We have seen a sharp rise in HTTPS and QUIC traffic over the past few months and we proactively took steps to find solutions that could ease congestion and deliver superb QoE.

Indranil Chatterjee, SVP of Products & Sales , Openwave Mobility 
Over 50% of data travelling on mobile networks is video and this phenomenal growth is straining networks. This, along with encrypted data, adversely impacts QoE. Our research has shown that subscribers will only tolerate 6 seconds of buffering before they abandon their video and even consider leaving their operators. In a highly competitive mobile landscape, carriers can ill-afford to overlook quality.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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