Caching is here
Opanga has developed the world's first Mobile Device Caching solution by leveraging surplus network capacity and device memory. In deployments around the world, Opanga's NetRover® technology has been proven to substantially improve the delivery and viewing experience of HD quality video across existing mobile networks without impacting network performance, creating the first truly scalable mobile CDN.
NetRover is Proactive
Opanga technology is different
To manage surging network traffic and decrease the amount of mobile video buffering, operators are compelled to employ defensive strategies that react to network congestion by degrading the quality of video. Further, data caps are common in consumer plans to mitigate consumption. These strategies curb consumer activity and lower the quality of experience. Opanga's NetRover technology presents a unique solution that proactively leverages the potential of the existing network to deliver a superior consumer experience without degrading network performance.
Surplus capacity exists in today's networks
Due to the high variability of traffic, a base station cannot exceed approximately 50% mean utilization without requiring additional capital investment to meet peak demand levels. NetRover autonomously adapts to real-time traffic patterns, transparently delivering video content to devices during the brief yet plentiful moments of unused capacity that exist between the peak demand periods. This means that Opanga can enable data delivery through exclusively surplus network capacity. With NetRover, that same base station can now exceed 80% mean utilization without requiring any hardware upgrades.
Consumer behavior is predictable
Successful media owners understand that in order to drive consumption, the app user experience must be intuitive and usable on a small form factor (smartphone), and positioned with highly relevant content – videos with the highest probability of being watched. NetRover enabled apps learn what users are consuming and build device-side profiles to proactively fetch relevant content. The result is a targeted device cache for breaking news, sports and related content – personalized for each user – available as a real-time stream or for offline playback.
Premium content is ideal for pre-caching
Opanga enables consumers to select and configure services tailored to their specifications. Using Opanga's Mobile Device Caching solution, consumers can enjoy movie and episodic television services with instant playback that never stalls or buffers – a truly refreshing mobile video experience. NetRover pre-cached videos work anywhere, anytime without any dependency on situational network bandwidth.
Mobile device storage is abundant
Caching rich media to consumer devices requires careful planning and management of device resources. In addition to learning what to cache, Opanga has invented techniques that consider all aspects of device resources while delivering content. Device storage capacity is no longer an issue. Global deployments of Opanga solutions have demonstrated that on average smartphones have more than 10GB of unused memory today; meanwhile, storage is doubling every year! Opanga's NetRover makes intelligent use of a fraction of this surplus storage to deliver the latest user-specific media, caching new content while automatically removing old content.
Efficient delivery saves battery life
NetRover also monitors battery usage and optimizes data delivery efficiency, which is particularly important when sending uplink content. Regardless of network type, mobility, or coverage conditions, NetRover adjusts dynamically to continuously optimize data transmissions. Consumers can now enjoy a superior app experience without ever having to worry about battery drain or memory filling up. This holistic view of device resource management is a key benefit provided by NetRover’s fully transparent and automated Mobile Device Caching solutions.