Nokia Siemens Networks has signed a memorandum of understanding with CDNetworks, a provider of web services, that will see the two companies collaborate on the development of a new content delivery service for mobile broadband operators.
The two companies are to work on improving an existing service from Nokia Siemens Networks (Helsinki, Finland) called Liquid Applications, which allows operators to tailor content and applications depending on a customer’s service preferences and usage profile.
The idea is to modify Liquid Applications so that further personalization is possible based on capabilities like location, referral and network conditions.
Nokia Siemens Networks and CDNetworks (Seoul, South Korea) say they will together create a set of technologies that fully deploy these capabilities and open up new revenue opportunities for operators.
According to Nokia Siemens Networks, mobile broadband operators will also be able to benefit from faster loading times and improved latency as a result of the developments.
“Operators are in a unique position with their deep customer relationships and insight into their customers’ service preferences and usage,” said Dirk Lindemeier, the head of Liquid Net at Nokia Siemens Networks. “This vantage point, combined with the mobile edge computing capabilities of Liquid Applications, will enable them to create new and exciting content, applications and services.”
Liquid Applications provides capabilities like localized processing, content storage and access to real-time radio and network information inside the base station.
Nokia Siemens Networks says it also offers professional services for integrating and maintaining these capabilities at an operator’s site.
“Mobile operators can enhance the user experience of their subscribers and enjoy cost savings with CDNetworks’ mobile CDN technology,” said Jongchan Kim, the head of technology at CDNetworks. “Collaborating with Nokia Siemens Networks, CDNetworks hopes to further advance its innovative mobile acceleration technology that will benefit operators and enterprise customers alike.”