Opanga Gets a Patent

Opanga Networks strengthens its mobile media distribution IP portfolio

March 8, 2011

2 Min Read

SEATTLE -- Opanga Networks, the leading innovator of pragmatic mobile video optimization solutions that efficiently pre-position high-quality content to mobile devices, today announced the issuance of another patent related to its adaptive bandwidth management technologies, which enable operators to reclaim and monetize surplus network capacity and distribute video content without degrading the network. The patent further strengthens Opanga's IPR portfolio of more than 30 granted and pending patents.

This patented technology is a critical component of Opanga's NetRover video distribution platform, which is specifically designed for and suited to wireless networks. NetRover enables operators to manage the explosion of data traffic on their wireless networks and provides consumers with the highest quality, consistent video applications on their devices.

According to the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast, worldwide mobile data traffic will increase 26-fold between for 2010 to 2015. This traffic increase represents a compound annual growth rate of 92 percent over the same period. The widespread mobile video content consumption is one of the major driving forces for this traffic surge.

Opanga's NetRover platform pre-positions content into mobile device memory, providing consumers with truly instant, perfect video playback every time without buffering or freezing. Unlike 'off hour' solutions that rely solely on WiFi offload, NetRover content is distributed to devices within minutes of publication without adding any additional load to the network, and providing consumers with exciting new video-based eMagazine applications for up-to-the-minute news, sports and special interest content.

"The mismatch between wireless network capability and the promise of consumer mobile video is the number one issue in the wireless industry today and the sole focus of Opanga," said Dave Gibbons, CEO and co-founder, Opanga Networks. "Consumers want smartphones and tablets and media-based applications suited to those types of products. The problem is that streaming video provides consumers with a poor mobile video experience and destroys wireless network performance - it's just not long term sustainable. Our patented technologies solve this problem providing operators with a mobile video platform that is both scalable and sustainable. Our NetRover platform is designed specifically for wireless, and is not a carry over from the fixed line world."

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