Monday, July 12, 2010

Sycamore Targets Adaptive Content Optimization for the RAN

Sycamore Networks is developing mobile broadband optimization solution aimed at dramatically reducing congestion in the radio access network caused by rising demand for Internet video and other rich media applications. The goal is to reduce the traffic traveling across the RAN by looking into the user content flows and optimally delivering the content.

Sycamore said its forthcoming IQstream mobile broadband optimization solution will dynamically adapt to changing traffic patterns, including during peak usage periods and flash events, while maintaining full transparency to 3GPP radio network protocols and operations including critical core-based functions such as billing, policy control, and lawful intercept. The solution can be selectively deployed to parts of the RAN with the highest loads. The company claims its algorithms can deliver burst savings performance during peak usage periods as high as 90%. Other product specifics have not yet been disclosed.

"IQstream takes a unique approach to optimizing video and other rich media content traversing the RAN, employing sophisticated adaptive algorithms that self-tune in response to dynamic traffic behavior to ensure consistent service performance as mobile broadband usage patterns, applications, and devices evolve," said Kevin Oye, vice president of systems and technology, Sycamore Networks.

Sycamore anticipates that IQstream will be available in Q4 2010.