ABI Research, a leading technology market intelligence company, has highlighted that Openwave Mobility, a software innovator enabling operators to manage and monetize mobile data, as a key vendor in Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) in its report Small Operators Can Step Up to SDN/NFV by Virtualizing Video . Openwave Mobility Integra platform is a highly scalable solution for networks to optimize and monetize video traffic, says ABI's analyst Joe Hoffman.
Integra, a layer 7-enabled SDN and NFV platform, is recommende by ABI as a core solution in network virtualization to enable operators to address and optimize both over-the-top (OTT) video traffic and web traffic, and ability to optimize and monetize network traffic. The NFV and SDN capabilities allows operators to dynamically add new services, optimizing the deployment resources without the lengthy lead times .
“There are several vendors that can meet the various needs of the Tier 2 – 4 operator, but one that is focused on the particular needs of video optimization, monetization and keeps an eye on Virtualization, SDN / NFV and Cloud is Openwave Mobility. The Openwave Mobility Integra platform is one answer to the Tier 2 – 4 operator needs,” according to Joe Hoffman, ABI’s Practice Director for Software, Optimization and Monetization, in his report, Small Operators Can Step Up to SDN/NFV by Virtualizing Video. Tier 2-4 operators have a lot to gain from SDN and NFV deployments, and the report details how Openwave Mobility’s Integra platform can get them started in this new and complex area. “Tier 2-4 operators have all the same video issues as Tier 1 operators, but with less resources to address these needs” said Hoffman. “Openwave Mobility’s Integra platform is one solution for Tier 2-4 operators, as it can immediately address and optimize OTT video and web traffic.”
“Operators need to address their video traffic growth, to ensure scalable and profitable operations but have limited resources,” says Indranil Chatterjee, Vice President of Product Management, Marketing and Strategy at Openwave Mobility. “Integra is able to meet the needs of operators focused on video optimization, data monetization, and to exploit the benefits of NFV in terms of service elasticity, velocity and differentiation.”