Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Stoke Partners with Zhilabs on Mobile Data Offload

Stoke has collaborated with Zhilabs to create an integrated mobile data offload and traffic optimization solution that provides operators with the ability to manage explosive demand for mobile data. The combined capability delivers fine-grained visibility and control of traffic, enabling operators to apply management policies to reduce costs, improve use of network resources and a greatly improved customer experience.

Zhilabs is a start-up offering a "FlowSight" product that is able to collect massive data at wirespeed, directly from the packet data network and from any OSS/BSS source, correlate it, apply advanced analytics in real-time. The company has offices in Barcelona and Shanghai.

The companies said their solution enables operators to resolve specific traffic conditions and make optimization, offload and traffic re-direction decisions using the control point created by the Iu-PS breakout and management capabilities of Stoke's 3GPP-standard Mobile Data Offload gateway.

"Stoke's enhanced Mobile Data Offload solution provides subscriber RAN location information through an API to adjacent management and optimization applications," said Michael Homeier, VP of Product Management at Stoke.

"Zhilabs is able to leverage this data to view network conditions from end-to-end. This allows operators to invoke extremely precise control measures to relieve pressure on network elements, including breaking out selected sessions before the core and re-directing to nearby content sources, optimization services, or to the Internet."http://www.stoke.com http://www.zhilabs.com