Bytemobile widens traffic management net
New platform supports adaptive, real time handling at all mobile web layers
Published: 31 August, 2011
Mobile carriers are increasingly reliant on traffic management to boost their quality of service, and to differentiate between different types of packets and subscribers. Bytemobile is coming into its own on the back of these trends, and expanding from its core video optimization business into more generic data management. Its latest product, the T3000 Adaptive Traffic Management System (ATMS) is firmly targeted at wireless operators and promises to adapt and manage all a customer's mobile internet traffic automatically and in real time.
The first product in the family is the T3100 Adaptive Traffic Manager, and the firm says it hopes to sign up its first customer during this quarter. Although it will clearly tap into its existing video optimization base, the company has insisted that its new, more mobile-specific systems will push it into new bases too. The T3100 is able to handle all layers of web traffic, combining traffic management at layers two to four, with content awareness and handling at layers five to seven. This gives it the ability to optimize all types of mobile packets in response to real time changes in the network.
Bytemobile claims the system can boost network capacity and reduce total cost of traffic management by up to 50% within a few months of deployment. Specific techniques include deep packet inspection, plus load balancing and traffic steering for upstream and downstream traffic. Operators set their own policies for congestion management and for implementing different tiers of service/charging. The system also harnesses existing Bytemobile technology for video optimization, caching heavily accessed content closer to the edge of the network.
"We built the T3000 Series to solve a fundamental problem in mobile networks. The increasingly bandwidth hungry video, applications and rich multimedia content traversing 3G and 4G radio access networks today have become too complex for existing traffic management solutions," Bytemobile product executive Chris Koopmans said in a statement."The T3100 can detect and react to network conditions in the cell, RAN and core in milliseconds."