GREENPACKET SUCCESSFULLY PILOTS MOBILE IP FOR TELEFONICA USERS TO VIEW STREAMING VIDEO, TV, AND CONTENT SEAMLESSLY ACROSS 3G AND Wi-Fi NETWORKS
Greenpacket, a leading developer of next generation mobile broadband and networking solutions, announced today leading up to the Mobile World Congress conference next week that Telefonica has completed a successful trial of its Intouch Connectivity Experience client for Mobile IP which will enable Telefonica’s users to enjoy their favorite soccer matches, broadcast news and lifestyle content via their Mobile TV IP service across multiple networks and devices seamlessly. The trial successfully demonstrated stable connectivity when switching between 3G~Wi-Fi networks, and supports both Android and Windows operating systems.
The trial was able to accomplish zero content loss or jitter during video and content streaming. Ultimately, the user experience greatly benefits from uninterrupted service experience, while the Intouch client seamlessly offloads onto the preferred network to deliver the content on the highest bandwidth network. Mobile IP is necessary for operators offering Mobile TV type services, where an ongoing streaming session experiences an application-controlled handover from network to network automatically; e.g. 3G to Wi-Fi.
“We are pleased to be working with the world’s leading and largest 3G operator in Spain. Our MIP enabled Intouch Connectivity Experience client support will be critical to Telefonica’s service strategy as they continue to grow their mobile TV segment by delivering the best quality programs to their users,” said Kelvin Lee, Senior General Manager of Greenpacket. “Mobile TV is in high demand among a large base of viewers in Spain and Latin America. We are helping to optimize operator control and enhance the mobile TV experience for these users as they move between different locations, networks, and devices.”
Lee added “We are recognized as a key technology driver in the global mobile software industry, and we have a proven track record of delivering world-class solutions. Our MIP enabled Intouch Connectivity Experience client will seamlessly connect, extend services and switch Telefonica’s users to the most preferred or optimized networks automatically.”
Greenpacket’s Intouch Connectivity Experience client empowers operators to deliver an enhanced connectivity experience across all mobile handheld devices; Smartphones, Feature Phones and Tablets to the subscribers. Supporting both Android and Windows platform, it will give flexibility to consumers to experience reliable and robust connectivity as they move across multiple spaces between their home, hotspots, office, campuses, car, airports and beyond.
The profile manager within the Intouch Connectivity Experience client contains in-built connection policies related to signal strength, priority and location that determines which network to connect. Additionally, the client supports seamless data offload via interworking WLAN.
The Greenpacket technology for Telefonica will be showcased at Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona, Spain from 27th February to 1st March. Greenpacket will be available for media and analyst briefings at the conference about this news and other announcements upon request.