MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Opera Software's Skyfire unit today 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 optimization 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 virtualization (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 optimization down to a per-user, per-stream level, and provides a 60% boost in bandwidth capacity, while preserving the best visual quality for end users.
Announced in February, Cloud Edge is one component of Huawei’s broader SoftCOM initiative aiming to deliver carrier-grade advances in cloud, software-defined networking (SDN) and NFV into the global telecommunications market. Through a step-by-step approach, it provides a blueprint for mobile network operators to embrace the move to NFV architectures in a cost-effective way, as new NFV technologies become commercially available. Huawei has built the vMSE platform for specific network applications and is building an ecosystem of best-of-breed application providers for a “Network Application Store” concept, where network operators can pick and choose the individual virtualized solutions that make the most sense for them.