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Loud and Clear: Skyfire Rocket 2.0 Platform Gets Enhanced With Image and Audio Optimization

Skyfire's Rocket Optimizer, which lets wireless operators save up to 75 percent on video bandwidth, adds image and audio optimization to its carrier-grade product line

February 24, 2012
Press Release

Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) February 24, 2012

Today Skyfire unveils the addition of new data-reducing features to Skyfire Rocket Optimizer 2.0, its powerful carrier-facing network video and data optimization platform. This latest development comes hot off the heels of Skyfire’s recent Verizon Ventures funding announcement and the securing of two Tier One North America carrier partnerships deploying in early to-mid 2012.

With Cisco’s prediction last week that video will generate 71 percent of all mobile data traffic by 2016, Skyfire Rocket 2.0 sits poised to help carriers solve capacity issues linked to the rapid rise of mobile video streaming. Skyfire continues to build upon its cloud computing Rocket 2.0 platform announced in October 2011, with the additional offerings of device-aware image optimization and audio optimization, further enhancing carrier’s arsenal against network congestion.

  Image Optimization: Skyfire has added highly scalable and cost effective image optimization to the Rocket 2.0 Platform. The platform can optimize most popular image formats on the web and builds on top of Skyfire’s industry-first cloud optimization architecture.
  Audio Optimization: Skyfire rounds up the optimization portfolio with the addition of audio optimization. As with all Skyfire functionality, audio optimization is device and network condition aware providing highest savings with superior user experience.
Skyfire’s video optimization solution increases effective network capacity by 25-30 percent across RAN and network core. With the addition of image and audio support, Skyfire can increase network capacity by an additional 10 percent for a total of up to 40 percent capacity increase.

Skyfire analysis shows that video, images, and audio together make up more than 90 percent of the bits on the web that can be optimized. As for the rest, most modern web servers already compress HTML, Javascript, XML and other text-heavy content and the approximately 2 percent on potential savings does not justify the cost of deploying text compression services in the network.

For a typical tier one wireless network, Skyfire can bring savings of over $100 million in deferred capital expenditure and operating costs in the first year of deployment alone, with a payback ROI in just months. Skyfire’s Rocket technology not only delivers game-changing cost savings for wireless operators, but also results in customers having a better user experience on the network.

“Rocket 2.0 is the world’s most scalable video optimization solution for mobile operators struggling to deal with the explosion of mobile video and multimedia,” said Skyfire CEO Jeffrey Glueck. “With the addition of image and audio optimization to the platform, Skyfire continues to offer intelligent and scalable network solutions to help carriers brace for the rapidly approaching mobile data tsunami.”

For more information on Skyfire Rocket Optimizer, visit: www.skyfire.com/en/for-operators/rocket-optimizer

About Skyfire:

Skyfire is dedicated to leveraging the power of cloud computing to improve radically the mobile Internet experience for both Operators and Consumers. Skyfire’s solutions provide game-changing cost savings, better end-user experiences, and compelling incremental revenue opportunities. Skyfire was recently recognized as no. 4 on Light Reading’s 2011 Startups to Watch list; and by OnMobile as a Top 100 Private Company. As both a laboratory and showcase for new capabilities, Skyfire has honed its technology through a variety of consumer apps, which have more than 12 million downloads to date.

Skyfire is based in Mountain View, Calif., in the heart of Silicon Valley. For more information, visit www.skyfire.com

Loud and Clear: Skyfire Rocket 2.0 Platform Gets Enhanced With Image and Audio Optimization

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