Expway Confirms Major Wins in Europe and Asia with its New 5G Unified Multicast CDN Solution
Barcelona, Mobile World Congress – February 20th, 2018 – Expway, the LTE Broadcast expert, revealed today its new Unified-Multicast CDN Solution, designed to scale OTT services over any IP network. Expway also announced that several operators are already implementing its solution, and that the technology is 5G ready.
Real-time OTT video streaming consumption is exploding. It is driven by major sports events, live shows and news that overload network capacity. Meanwhile legacy CDNs have different solutions for mobile, broadcast and broadband making them expensive to integrate, operate and scale.
Expway is the first company to offer Multicast content delivery over any IP network. The Expway Unified-Multicast CDN Solution scales delivery of OTT live video streams over broadband, cable (Multicast ABR), Wi-Fi, satellite and LTE (LTE Broadcast) networks. It is designed to scale to 100s of millions of users simultaneously without clogging the network – insuring that videos work smoothly, audio is clear and large files are delivered cost effectively.
Several operators are already implementing the Expway Unified-Multicast CDN Solution over different network infrastructures, representing a cumulated subscriber base of over 120 million users. This includes one of the fastest growing LTE mobile network operators in India, as well as a network operator in central Europe that offers full-scale OTT services over both its fixed and mobile networks.
“When live OTT events are watched by millions of simultaneous users, network operators hit a glass ceiling,” said Claude Seyrat, Expway Co-Founder and CMO. “Legacy CDN solutions are not designed to handle these traffic peaks and therefore breakdown. There is only one solution: multicasting live content”.
The Expway Unified-Multicast CDN Solution is 5G ready. The user and control planes are managed by independent nodes for unlimited scalability, and can easily be deployed at the edge of the network for last-mile distribution. These two main features provide high deployment flexibility with extremely low latency. Applications supported by the Expway Unified-Multicast CDN Solution also include IoT firmware upgrades, autonomous cars guidance and public safety push-to-talk and push-to-video.
Expway is the LTE Broadcast expert, enabling mobile carriers, device manufacturers, and content delivery networks to monetize the mobile video-streaming explosion. Expway delivers content efficiently and cost effectively through the last mile, from the mobile edge to the end-user device, with consistent high-quality-of-experience. Expway is the only vendor to offer a complete end-to-end, open and unified solution working on Mobile, Broadband and Satellite networks. For more information visit www.expway.com.