The same logic that resulted in the creation of cloud-based data centers can be applied to cellular backhaul networks, according to the startup Parallel Wireless.

Taking the big-picture pooling concept further, Parallel announced Tuesday that it’s partnering with PeerApp andSaguna Networks — two mobile edge computing (MEC) firms — to help wireless carriers manage mobile edge content delivery.

Lior Fite, Founder and CEO of Saguna Networks, was interviewed about Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) before the first Mobile Edge Computing Congress. 

Saguna is part of the ecosystem bringing MEC and NFV to small cells according to ABI Research report. 

Mobile edge computing brings processing, storage and management capabilities closer to the end-user in the base station; macro or small cell or in a proximate cell aggregation node. The end-user benefits come from direct improvement to network performance in terms of latency and throughput. Operators also enjoy the cost-effective capacity enhancement within the network and the new monetization opportunities created from both hosting apps and content from partners in the radio access, and from offering advanced services to subscribers.

Saguna focuses on improving the connection between mobile networks and users -- a fitting investment for companies looking to avoid bottlenecks.

CDN provider development is at the forefront of all content delivery network provider’s minds. With more and more competitors entering the market, CDN providers must constantly look at ways of improving their network performance and expanding their reach into new, emerging markets.

As part of this commitment to improve performance and coverage, CDN provider Akamai has announced that they and SoftBank Ventures are making a joint strategic investment in Saguna Networks. 

The PeerApp Mobile Edge Computing solution, powered by Saguna, leverages Network Function Virtualization (NFV) to bring cloud and virtualization concepts to the RAN; this allows applications to run as close as possible to the subscriber. As a result, subscriber Quality of Experience (QoE) – which is particularly challenging with mobile video – is improved. This also changes mobile network operator (MNO) economics by increasing margin and opening monetization opportunities.

Network Function Virtualization (NFV) software can provide a new approach to an old problem; the slowness of mobile internet. Based on the simple concept that closer is faster, Saguna’s NFV ecosystem connects web services and content providers to mobile users directly from mobile base station.

Mobile CDN services are in higher demand than ever. With more and more internet users, especially those in the developing world, accessing data via cheap mobile devices, the strain being placed on low latency mobile networks is becoming ever greater. And as mobile networks are cheaper to deploy than extensive wired networks, it’s easy to see when fast mobile infrastructure projects and mobile content delivery networks are necessary to ensure fast connections for people accessing data around the globe.

Saguna Networks announced today its work with Akamai to deliver content for mobile subscribers from 4G mobile base stations. The solution will be jointly demonstrated at 4GWorld/CTIA next week. The demonstration will show a content delivery network (CDN) operating within a mobile base station. In addition, it has been chosen as a finalist for 4G World’s ‘Best of 4G World’.

Saguna Networks expands its base-station caching technology, CODS, with CDN-Extend allowing it to participate in a CDN network.

According to the company, "It is a big step forward towards achieving our goal of creating an Open-RAN platform enabling any server-side application to run inside the RAN. CDN-Extend enables 3rd party CDNs to operate inside the mobile base station".

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Saguna Networks is expecting 2014 to be the year that its technology starts to get incorporated into providers' toolsets for wireless services, and a new open API is part of the plan.

Services running on radio access networks (RANs) enable network operators to optimize backhaul network utilization, thus improving the user experience while generating incremental revenue.

Saguna Networks announced that the ".. Saguna CODS cloud-RAN platform will be deployed in multiple Mobile Networks across 4 continents during the first half of 2014 following a series of successful trials during 2013. 

This IDC Vendor Profile analyzes Saguna Networks, a company playing in the mobile infrastructure market, and reviews key success factors: market potential, technology/solution, corporate strategy, force multipliers, and customers.

From the whitepaper: Delivering services at the edge of the network enables service providers to offer services and a user experience that cannot be surpassed in terms of responsiveness and performance. Transitioning the base station functionality to run on an open Intel® architecture is enabling an ecosystem of software developers to develop innovative solutions that can be implemented at the network edge. This paper looks at how this open ecosystem is evolving and provides real-life examples of the innovation that is revolutionizing how service providers deliver services to their mobile subscribers.

For its second edition, this report benefits from a unique perspective on video optimization as {Core Analysis} has analysed over 150 market deployments and compared all the vendors' claims against their field performance.

ADVA Optical Networking (ADVA) hat Cachejack in die Produktlinie FSP 150 integriert. Mit der Technik sollen Mobilfunkanbieter Inhalte effizienter ausliefern und standortbezogene Dienste anbieten können.

The company wants to put caches out in the RAN and eventually allow mini-clouds to run applications at the mobile network edge. Will the plan work?

Provider of radio access network (RAN) application acceleration and mobile content delivery on HSPA and LTE networks, Saguna Networks, recently made it known that its Saguna CODS solution is being used by a tier 1 mobile operator in Europe.

Israeli company Saguna Networks backed up news that Ubiquisys has incorporated Saguna software into its Smart Cell solution with a blind announcement (ie no operator name approval) that a "Tier One Mobile Operator in Europe" is using its Content Optimisation Delivery Solution (CODS) in its network.

Small cells developer Ubiquisys has announced a new partnership with Saguna Networks to provide a small cell-based caching solution to help ease traffic congestion on mobile operators' networks.

There is a growing trend to carry out functions like content caching as close to the user as possible, boosting specialist suppliers of RAN-based applications platforms such as Saguna Networks.

Saguna and Ubiquisys have teamed up to offer mobile operators an integrated content and application-acceleration offering based on small cells. Will mobile operators understand the value proposition?

Saguna Networks announced a new OEM customer, FibroLAN - The integrated solution combines Saguna Networks' Saguna CODS™ for optimizing the delivery of content and applications over mobile networks and FibroLAN's second generation Falcon series for LTE mobile backhaul.

This research report categorizes the global market for mobile acceleration (web/content, network, app, and device) market for forecasting the revenues and analyzing the trends in various sub-markets.

ADVA Optical Networking has taken a 10 percent stake in radio access network (RAN) caching specialist Saguna Networks as part of its effort to develop feature-rich offerings for mobile operators.

Israel's Saguna Networks is one of five companies worldwide that has been nominated for a top award at the upcoming GSMA Mobile World Congress (MWC).

The GSMA’s Global Mobile Awards offer organisations across the global mobile eco-system (including all converging vertical sectors) the opportunity to showcase the latest and best mobile products, apps, services and initiatives to the world.

Federated CDN offering for mobile networks by combining Saguna's RAN optimization software with Jet Stream's VideoExchange CDN technology.

The LTE Visionary Awards have been bestowed upon companies that demonstrated the planning and vision of delivering wireless broadband services to support different and unique communities of interest.

The Lowdown: Three-year-old Saguna Networks was built on the premise that mobility is the next frontier and the delivery of high quality, rich content over mobile networks will be a major necessity going forward.

Mobile First. And Second. And Third.

It’s been called the extension of one’s hand, a camera, an entertainment center, a digital wallet and what not. Mobile devices are here to stay, and they’re playing a more significant role in our lives as new services are introduced.

While on many aspects the mobile industry has innovated, it seems as if the network infrastructure itself is lagging behind. With the ever-growing data consumption, Mobile operators are left struggling on multiple fronts: experience, finanacial, scalability.