Rating: Cloud computing meets mobile data optimisation
Our old friend Citrix, which these days specialises in cloud based computing, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Bytemobile which provides data and video optimisation solutions to mobile network operators. In fact, the deal will give Citrix access to Bytemobile’s customerbase of 130 mobile operators in 60 countries worlwide. Citrix describes this are giving it, “An important new on-ramp for [our] cloud networking business.” Bytemobile will form a new service provider platforms team within the Citrix cloud networking product group.Chris Koopmans, formerly COO with Bytemobile, has been appointed general manager of Citrix service provider platforms.Terms of the deal will be disclosed later.
The orignal announcement of the deal was made back in 7th June 2012 but actually builds on a relationship strategic announced earlier in 2012 that combined the Bytemobile’s Smart Capacity technology with the Citrix NetScaler line of cloud networking solutions.
As we all know, mobile operators are experiencing explosive growth in network traffic – driven by the combination of new consumer devices, rich multimedia content, and high speed 3G, 4G and LTE networks.
By joining forces, Citrix and Bytemobile expect to offer mobile operators combined solutions that can deliver a high quality user experience to mobile subscribers, while helping operators manage the exponential growth of mobile network traffic.
Bytemobile customers currently serve more than two billion subscribers and process more than 20 petabytes of data traffic through customer networks on a daily basis.
In addition to optimising mobile data and video traffic, Bytemobile solutions enable mobile operators to differentiate data service plans based on a wide variety of factors, including quality of experience and subscriber usage.
Luckily Bytemobile’s approximately 300 employees are already based near Citrix’ Silicon Valley HQ in Santa Clara, California.
More information available from the Press release.