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Opera, Huawei partner for video optimisation

November 19, 2014

Opera Software’s Skyfire unit has announced a strategic partnership with Huawei in which Skyfire’s Rocket Optimizer platform will be made available to mobile operators in Huawei’s Cloud Edge Virtual Multi-Service Engine (vMSE).

Rocket Optimizer, Opera and Skyfire’s mobile video optimisation and experience assurance solution, is the first such solution to become part of Huawei’s vMSE platform and is a natural first step for operators looking to enter the network functions virtualisation (NFV) landscape. Engineered from its inception to be a cloud-based application, Rocket Optimizer addresses the mobile video explosion on operator networks through highly targeted surgical optimisation down to a per-user, per-stream level, and provides a 60 per cent boost in bandwidth capacity, while preserving visual quality for end users.

“Both Huawei and Skyfire are established, cutting-edge leaders in NFV – Huawei with over 20 NFV proof-of-concept projects, and Skyfire, who pioneered cloud-based solutions well ahead of any industry competitors,” says Nitin Bhandari, CEO of Skyfire and SVP of Operator Products at Opera. “We look forward to collaborating with Huawei to help mobile operators embrace NFV in a simple way that also delivers the greatest return on investment.”

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