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Openwave 4K optimisation for mobile

October 13, 2014

Openwave Mobility, a software innovator enabling operators to manage and monetise mobile data, is claiming to be the first company to provide optimisation for 4K Ultra-HD video on mobile networks. Openwave’s DynaMO is capable of optimising High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) to achieve optimum HD video playback on mobile devices.

“Mobile video already accounts for over half of the data on mobile networks and HD video is going to be a major concern for operators who already have heavily burdened networks,” said Matt Halligan, Chief Technology Officer at Openwave Mobility. “Our progress on HEVC optimization will help operators prepare for Next Generation HD video and help reduce the amount of video data traffic dramatically. The inclusion of 4K Ultra HD video optimisation demonstrates our commitment to innovation. By providing optimisation solutions for next generation codecs, Openwave Mobility is once again ahead of the curve.”

DynaMO uses a combination of contextually-selective and congestion-aware optimisation techniques to provide the highest quality video experience for users. Taking into account each subscriber’s device, it intelligently adapts video optimisation to fit the original video. The solution monitors individual users’ data sessions, optimising videos only when networks are congested and to the extent where smooth playback can be achieved.

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