Quickplay, the global expert in powering video to any device, has confirmed the acquisition of New Jersey based Roundbox, a technology provider for the optimisation of video and other data-intensive applications over mobile networks.
The acquisition supports Quickplay’s strategy to enable the monetisation of engaging premium viewing experiences on any device or network by using multicast (one-to-many), and unicast (one-to-one) technologies that leverage 4G LTE Broadcast – eMBMS, WiFi, 3G, and 4G to launch new services – or enhance existing services – with dramatically improved economics and scale.
Roundbox cloud-enabled solutions and software will enable Quickplay to offer unique benefits to service providers, content owners and device manufacturers; delivering a range of new capabilities and mobile media experiences, as well as optimised video and data delivery and spectrum utilisation. Roundbox technology has been widely deployed globally at service providers such as KDDI and TIM.
“We believe that we are on the cusp of an explosion in the growth of applications and services related to premium mobile video and smart connected devices,” said Wayne Purboo, CEO and co-founder of Quickplay. “To create a premium customer experience and facilitate new IoT services affordably will require innovative approaches to the delivery of data over mobile networks. Quickplay and Roundbox will be at the forefront of enabling this revolution in mobility. We are thrilled to welcome the highly specialised and experienced Roundbox team to the Quickplay family.”