Mobile World Congress 2015: PeerApp joins ETSI

DetailsMichelle Clancy | 03 March 2015

Over-the-top (OTT) video specialist PeerApp has joined the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, and will be an active member of its Mobile-edge Computing (MEC) Industry Specification Group (ISG).

The MEC initiative was announced in October 2014, and is working toward a future standardised, open environment that will allow efficient and seamless integration of third-party applications across multi-vendor platforms. MEC provides IT and cloud-computing capabilities within the radio access network (RAN) in close proximity to mobile subscribers.

PeerApp recently announced an evolution of its current mobile core offerings to bring Internet content acceleration to the edge of mobile networks. The PeerApp MEC solution will complement the existing PeerApp mobile core solution by bringing optimisation functionality such as content caching and DNS (domain name server) caching to the RAN.

"In today's mobile network, content delivery mechanisms are constantly pressured to deliver the best quality of experience while dealing with rising complexity in the radio and packet core part of the network," said Sathya Atreyam, IDC research manager wireless network infrastructure.

"The ETSI-led MEC initiative is a good indicator of the growing need to reduce friction in the mobile internet ecosystem value chain. Mobile operators will seek innovative technologies within the radio and packet core to further narrow the gap between a consumer and the content ensuring an increased level of customer satisfaction."