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Nokia Siemens Networks, CDNetworks agree to accelerate delivery of mobile content


Sign Memorandum of Understanding for enhancing mobile broadband experience with Liquid Applications

Nokia Siemens Networks and CDNetworks have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on a set of common objectives around Liquid Applications* and operator Content Delivery Networks (CDN). The two companies are committed to taking the next concrete steps to transform the delivery of content from the base station.

The intent of the collaboration is to further enhance Liquid Applications for content acceleration and content personalization, making use of such capabilities as location and referral, as well as awareness of user behavior and real-time network conditions. Nokia Siemens Networks and CDNetworks will together create a set of new technologies that fully deploy these capabilities to drive a step change in the mobile broadband experience and open up new revenue opportunities for operators. Mobile broadband customers will benefit from faster loading times and improved latency that contribute to a more responsive service experience.

“Liquid Applications, which is one of the three pillars of our Liquid Broadband** portfolio, is set to fundamentally change the definition of personalized services. Operators are in a unique position with their deep customer relationships and insight into their customers’ service preferences and usage. 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,” said Dirk Lindemeier, head of Liquid Net at Nokia Siemens Networks. “Our collaboration with CDNetworks demonstrates our commitment to developing new applications that accelerate content delivery to increase performance and service quality, as well as reducing congestion and transport costs.”

“Mobile operators can enhance the user experience of their subscribers and enjoy cost savings with CDNetworks’ mobile CDN technology. Collaborating with Nokia Siemens Networks, CDNetworks hopes to further advance its innovative mobile acceleration technology that will benefit operators and enterprise customers alike,” said Jongchan Kim, head of Technology at CDNetworks.

At the heart of Liquid Applications is the Radio Applications Cloud Server (RACS), which provides capabilities such as localized processing, content storage, and access to real-time radio and network information inside the base station. These capabilities facilitate new CDN-based services that can be served directly from the base station. Nokia Siemens Networks also offers professional services for integrating and maintaining the RACS at the operator’s site, while services such as design, planning, optimization and assurance are instrumental in ramping up new applications according to the specific location and business targets and ensuring smooth and secure interworking between all the elements in the solution.

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About Nokia Siemens Networks

Nokia Siemens Networks is the world’s specialist in mobile broadband. From the first ever call on GSM, to the first call on LTE, we operate at the forefront of each generation of mobile technology. Our global experts invent the new capabilities our customers need in their networks. We provide the world’s most efficient mobile networks, the intelligence to maximize the value of those networks, and the services to make it all work seamlessly.

With headquarters in Espoo, Finland, we operate in over 120 countries and had net sales of approximately 13.4 billion euros in 2012.

About CDNetworks

CDNetworks enables Global Cloud Acceleration. Our mission is to transform the internet into a secure, reliable, scalable and high performing Application Delivery Network. CDNetworks’ unique position as the only multinational CDN with expertise and infrastructure in China, Russia and other emerging markets, enables us to be trusted partners in local markets, while serving as foremost experts on extending into global markets. Accelerating more than 17,500 global websites and cloud services over our 140 PoPs, CDNetworks serves its e-business customers across industries like finance, travel, eCommerce, learning management, high tech, manufacturing and media. CDNetworks has been serving its enterprise customers for more than 13 years, and has offices in the U.S., Korea, China, Japan, and the UK. For more information, please visit:

* Nokia Siemens Networks’ Liquid Applications fundamentally changes the role of base stations in the mobile network by turning them into local hubs of service creation and delivery. Processing and storage capabilities are provided with integrated IT cloud servers, together with the ability to collect real-time network data such as radio conditions, subscriber location, direction of travel and more. Data like this can be exploited by applications in order to offer context-relevant services that transform the mobile broadband experience.

** Liquid Broadband by Nokia Siemens Networks helps operators transform their positioning in content and services delivery so they can become active players in the content and services delivery value chain. It explicitly manages how content and services delivery occurs, right down to the end user’s device. Liquid Broadband leverages the vast combination of capabilities in various domains – end-to-end Quality of Service (QoS) Differentiation, Operator Content Delivery Networks (CDN) and Liquid Applications, with each taking care of an important aspect of mobile broadband delivery in the current market scenario.


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