The Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation (BIRD) awards Vimmi and Tech Mahindra for the development of a breakthrough CDN for Mobile operators based on Multi Access Edge Computing standard
By Eitan Koter
February 14, 2017
Rehovot, Israel – Vimmi Communications, the mobile video delivery innovator, and Tech Mahindra technologies, a multinational provider of networking technology solutions, announced today that their strategic partnership to develop and implement an advanced media delivery network (MDN) for mobile operators, were awarded funding from the Bird Foundation.
Mobile video traffic is forecast to grow by around 55 percent annually through 2021. The Mobile Operators are facing an increasing challenge of coping with those enormous volumes and they require a scalable solution to deliver high-quality, immersive video experiences.
Vimmi and Tech Mahindra’s Media Delivery Network solution offers mobile operators cloud-computing capabilities and an IT service environment based on Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) standard. By deploying video services at the radio edge, in close proximity to mobile users, MEC enables the deployment of a powerful video delivery infrastructure for mobile networks. The joint solution features Vimmi Video-aware Mobile Delivery Network (MDN) and Dynamic Content Distribution algorithm using Machine Learning, and Tech Mahindra’s Radio Network Information Service (RNIS) analytics. This advanced solution reduces 70%-90% of mobile backhaul traffic while improving QoE. It also reduces Round Trip Time for Video and IoT Applications achieving 5G performance targets in 4G networks.
“Mobile Edge Computing is an emerging standard that helps Mobile operators to meet the growing consumer demand for economical, high-quality video experiences. By integrating Vimmi’s video-aware Mobile Delivery Network with our Radio Network Information Service analytics, we are able to deliver a breakthrough service in mobile video transport performance”, said XY, Title Tech Mahindra.
Commenting on the Bird funding and the strategic partnership, Vimmi Founder, and Co-CEO Eitan Koter said, “We’re excited about winning this prestigious award from the Bird Foundation. Our collaboration with Tech Mahindra enables us to bring to market cutting-edge solutions that feature the highest possible video delivery efficiency and video performance at highly competitive pricing.”
See it in action in MWC17
The companies will showcase their MEC-based solution at the upcoming Mobile World Congress.
Mobile World Congress will take place in Barcelona, Spain, scheduled for February 27 – March 2, 2017. The demonstrations will be held at Vimmi’s booth at Hall #5, D81. To schedule your personal demo click here or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Launched in 2011, Vimmi, a fast growing company with an established client base, created a disruptive video Content Delivery Network (CDN) technology. Vimmi CDN was designed on the basis that current network infrastructures are not sufficient to support the massive global online consumption of video, without compromising on video quality. Vimmi solves this issue through our proprietary grid computing and machine learning technologies, which uses the edge of the network to dramatically reduce the bandwidth and infrastructure required to view video online, but without compromising on video quality. Vimmi’s solution, developed over years, analyses each consumers’ service requests and makes smart decisions based on algorithms that recommends best content pre-position, caching and streaming with the primary intention to improve video performance and reduce cost.
About TECH MAHINDRA
Tech Mahindra (Americas), Inc. provides computer consulting and programming support services for the telecom companies in the United States and internationally. It offers services in OSS, BSS, network design and engineering, testing, security, embedded and mobility, and business intelligence. The company was founded in 1993 and is based in Richardson, Texas. Tech Mahindra (Americas), Inc. was formerly known as MBT International, Inc. and changed its name to Tech Mahindra (Americas), Inc. in February 2007. Tech Mahindra (Americas) annual sales 1.9 billion $.Tech Mahindra (Americas), Inc. operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Tech Mahindra Limited with more than 105,000 associates across 90 countries, helping more than 800 global customers including Fortune 500 companies. Tech Mahindra is also amongst the Fab 50 companies in Asia as per the Forbes 2014 List.
The BIRD (Binational Industrial Research and Development) Foundation works to encourage and facilitate cooperation between U.S. and Israeli companies in a wide range of technology sectors and offers funding to selected projects. BIRD has approved over 900 projects over its 39 year history.
The BIRD Foundation supports projects without receiving any equity or intellectual property rights in the participating companies or in the projects, themselves. BIRD funding is repaid as royalties from sales of products that were commercialized as a result of BIRD support. The Foundation provides funding of up to 50% of a project’s budget, beginning with R&D and ending with the initial stages of sales and marketing. The Foundation shares the risk and does not require repayment if the project fails to reach the sales stage.
To learn more about this strategic partnership, please contact:
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