Saguna, Akamai to Demo RAN-based Content Delivery Network

Saguna Networks, an innovative provider of RAN-based acceleration and monetization solutions for LTE Networks, Tuesday announced a joint demonstration with Akamai at 4G World/CTIA 2014, showcasing its CODS Open-RAN CDN, a Content Delivery Network (CDN) that operates from within the Mobile Base Station. 

The demonstration next week will showcase the solution which brings content closer to the mobile user to improve the mobile Internet user experience and reduce round-trip-time (RTT).

In the demonstration, Akamai’s Content Delivery Network (CDN) is integrated as a server-side application running on the Saguna CODS Open-RAN platform, which operates inside the mobile base station. Using Saguna CODS CDN-Extend, Akamai’s CDN can cache content for delivery as close as possible to mobile users at the mobile network edge.

According to Saguna, this new class of CDNs leverages real-time radio congestion monitoring and proximity to mobile users to deliver superior user experience, new monetization opportunities and improved network economics.

"Mobile users are seeking the same high quality rich media experiences they get on their wired devices. Yet mobile networks simply weren’t designed to make that user demand a reality. Our showcase with Saguna heralds a new and inventive class of content delivery solutions for mobile networks. Saguna CODS Open-RAN enables Akamai’s CDN to operate within the mobile base station in close proximity to mobile users and leverage real-time radio congestion conditions.”

-        Lior Netzer, vice president, Emerging Mobile Products, Akamai

“We are very proud about working with Akamai to demonstrate the first CDN operating from the Mobile 4G Radio Access Network using Saguna CODS Open-RAN. Saguna CODS Open-RAN was created as an open platform that brings 3rd party content delivery solutions media portals into the Mobile Base Station. Our showcase with Akamai highlights the business value and opportunity presented by Saguna’s innovative Open-RAN platform.”

-        Lior Fite, CEO of Saguna

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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