Issue 71/2012

GREENPACKET SUCCESSFULLY PILOTS MOBILE IP FOR TELEFONICA USERS TO VIEW STREAMING VIDEO, TV AND CONTENT SEAMLESSLY ACROSS 3G AND WIFI NETWORKS

Greenpacket’s Intouch Connectivity Experience Client Accelerates Telefonica’s Ability to Offer Uninterrupted Session Experience Across Multiple Networks and Devices

Greenpacket, a leading developer of next generation mobile broadband and networking solutions, announced that Telefonica has completed a successful trial of its Intouch Connectivity Experience client for Mobile IP, a week leading up to the Mobile World Congress conference. This 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 a stable connectivity when switching between 3G-WiFi networks and it 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 WiFi.

“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.

STOKE AND GREENPACKET ENABLE SEAMLESS OFFLOAD ACROSS 3G-WIFI NETWORKS

Greenpacket’s Intouch Seamless Data Offload Client Completes Interoperability Testing with Stoke’s Wi-Fi Exchange Gateway

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Greenpacket, a leading developer of next generation mobile broadband and networking solutions, and mobile broadband developer Stoke, Inc. jointly announced in advance of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that they have successfully completed trials of seamless interworking and Wi-Fi interoperability leveraging on Greenpacket’s Interworking Wireless LAN (IWLAN) enabled client; Intouch Seamless Data Offload and Stoke’s Wi-Fi Exchange packet data gateway. The testing provides assurance of compatibility of the two companies’ solutions to seamlessly connect and switch between 3G and Wi-Fi for smartphone type devices, and demonstrates their ability to provide end-to-end commercial solutions.

Wi-Fi Exchange is part of Stoke’s suite of new generation, ultra scalable, mobile broadband gateway solutions for 3G and 4G/LTE networks. “Stoke is pleased that its work with Greenpacket demonstrates the viability of the 3GPP standard IWLAN technique for mobile network operators seeking to leverage Wi-Fi offload to handle capacity challenges,” said Dave Williams, CTO at Stoke. “The continued growth in data traffic and the shortage of licensed spectrum means that operators must include Wi-Fi offload in their future traffic management strategies. Our solution enables them to offload data while being able to authenticate subscribers and transparently allow access to hot spot services.

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