Japan’s KDDI selects CDNetworks as mobile CDN provider

KDDI, the second largest mobile operator in Japan, has selected mobile content delivery network (CDN) technology from Korean firm CDNetworks for integration into the core of its 3G and 4G networks.

The technology was selected after a lengthy series of tests which began in December 2011, and is expected to provide up to 30% faster mobile content delivery as well as up to 20% reduction in mobile data traffic.

It achieves this through a combination of text compression, which reduces mobile data traffic without changing content; video pacing, which reduces excessive progressive video downloading; and TCP acceleration, which is delicately tuned to fit the mobile operator’s network environment.

“KDDI is very excited to implement CDNetworks’ mobile CDN technology,” said Yoshiharu Shimatani, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Technology Sector at KDDI. “This will serve as a key technology for handling mobile traffic increase.”

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  • Mobile CDN solutions will become more critical for businesses with intentions of growing their web business in Asia. With an increasing mobile adoption rate in Asia, it is probably safe to assume that mobile data consumption will grow exponentially in the next few years.
    Businesses can probably expect to see in increase in Mobile CDN solutions from providers like: Akamai, @CDNetworks, Limelight, China Cache etc…

    William Vuong on Japan’s KDDI selects CDNetworks as mobile CDN provider

  • The implementation of a CDN greatly reduces the capex for operators. The increase in delivery speed while using less bandwidth enables operators to have more subscribers without having to invest in additional gear to support the network.

    William Vuong on Japan’s KDDI selects CDNetworks as mobile CDN provider

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