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26 February 2018

Qwilt and Athonet to showcase Mobile Edge Video Offload in Barcelona

First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com

Qwilt and Athonet will showcase a live mobile edge video offload demonstration at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from the 26 February to 1 March 2018. The solution is said to tackle the increasing demand for mobile video streaming created by live and on-demand Over the Top services while providing native support using standard 3rd Generation Partnership Project interfaces for legal intercept, security and other functions.

During the event, both partners will demonstrate the delivery of live and on-demand video streaming using Qwilt's Open Edge Cloud Content Delivery Network running with the Athonet Mobile Edge Computing Local Breakout environment. The combined innovation aims to reduce network latency and improve viewer Quality of Express, increase Radio Access Networks (RAN) efficiency, network capacity and improve capital utilization.

Alon Maor, CEO and co-founder of Qwilt, said: "Mobile users are streaming more video than ever and mobile networks are not yet fully optimized to handle the deluge of live and on-demand streaming. Our edge cloud applications, designed specifically for the high demands of video delivery at the mobile edge, combined with Athonet's 'Serving Gateway Local Breakout' SGW-LBO solution, allow millions of subscribers to watch concurrent streams while maintaining a high quality of experience and optimizing network operator RAN infrastructure.

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