SOURCE: Opanga Networks

Opanga Networks

March 07, 2011 08:30 ET

Opanga Networks Strengthens Its Mobile Media Distribution IP Portfolio

NetRover's Unique Wireless Network Management Technologies Help Operators Manage the Tremendous Growth of Video Traffic

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - March 7, 2011) - 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."

About Opanga Networks
Opanga Networks is the leading innovator of pragmatic video optimization solutions that convert surplus network capacity in real time to efficiently pre-position high-quality content to any device. Opanga's NetRover™ solutions are based on its patented adaptive bandwidth management technologies that enable content pre-positioning for a superior playback experience without causing the network congestion or degradation typical of other video applications. NetRover enables network operators to leverage existing network assets and create highly efficient and scalable video delivery services that offer an appealing viewing option for consumers. Content owners can develop media-rich apps to extend their reach and protect their brand experience and help relieve network burden. The privately held company is headquartered in Seattle, WA with engineering teams in Redmond, WA and Monterrey, Mexico. For more information, please visit www.opanga.com@OpangaNet, our Pragmatic Innovator blog at http://opanga.com/home/company/blog or email smarternetworks@opanga.com.

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