Streaming21 Announces Mobile Streaming Solution

Streaming21 has unveiled the 3G Relay Server, a carrier-grade mobile streaming solution that allows mobile operators and content providers to deliver multimedia content to mobile phone subscribers over GPRS and 3G networks. The server is available immediately.

While it is already possible to deliver quality media content over 2.5G and 3G mobile networks such as GPRS, CDMA2000 and WCDMA, existing solutions make it difficult to cost-effectively scale up the amount of content throughput and mobile viewers. Streaming21 s 3G Relay Server is an important tool to scale up rich media content delivery to millions of users.

The 3G Relay Server adopts 3GPP/3GPP2 and RTP/RTSP standards, which make it possible to retain current software & hardware investments while extending the total system capacity. This open-platform solution also allows service providers to choose from a large selection of server hardware vendors that meet the deployment requirements. With the 3G Relay Server, carriers are able to provide mobile multimedia services to attract more subscribers at a lower cost.

The mobile video market is expected to grow from 29 million to 540 million subscribers in 2010, according to an In-Stat report, and strong pushes by influential carriers like NTT DoCoMo, KDDI, Hutchison 3G and SK Telecom, and more recently Vodafone and Verizon Wireless, are widening the 3G market. The integration of fixed and mobile networks also follows the worldwide trend for operators aiming to build a network society.

Today s increasingly digital entertainments open vast possibilities for vendors on the Fixed-Mobile-Convergence value chain, said Joe Lin, president and CEO of Streaming21. Almost every Telco in the world sees video services as a new revenue-generating service to increase ARPU. Streaming21 is the world’s leading solution provider to deliver video services over FMC & open networks. Our solutions successfully enable fixed, mobile, or xSP operators to generate revenues from services delivered across heterogeneous networks.

Streaming21’s 3G Relay Server enables the delivery of jitter-free streaming packets over broadband networks with high-quality videos. Its end-to-end solutions bring together all resources that operators need to deploy carrier-class services for 3G & FMC services. Operators can thereby enjoy commercial success and maximize their revenues from fixed & mobile services.

The solution is compatible with a large number of mobile phone sets that support GPRS or 3G, and it also runs successfully on a number of 2.5G and 3G mobile carriers’ networks.