Russia & CIS market leader boosting download speeds for mobile

One of Russia’s leading operators is deploying a new Gateway solution to reduce content and web page download times and increase mobile Internet speed. MTS is using Flash Networks’ Mobile Internet Services Gateway to optimise the volume of mobile data traffic.

The Harmony optimisation solution ensures the fastest possible download speed regardless of which mobile device is used to connect to the Internet – mobile phone, tablet, or PC via 3G-modem. In order to reduce mobile network traffic load while viewing a video stream, the solution applies a special buffering mechanism to allow users to watch video streams as they load, without downloading the entire video. 

MTS launched a pilot project to test the technology for all customers in Murmansk. By the end of 2011, the new traffic optimisation technology will be available to all users of the MTS unlimited mobile internet in Russia. The solution was developed by Flash Networks and integrated in MTS’ network together with the Russian system integrator Technoserv.

Sergei Stepanyuk, Head of Data Transmission Department at MTS, said: “Using the data optimization platform allows us to reduce our mobile network data transmission load by almost 40% and our transit load by 30%, ultimately resulting in faster Internet speeds and better quality of data services for our users.”

"Harmony enables MTS to optimise up to 90% of its mobile internet traffic, including web and video applications, and to provide complete data services to its subscribers,” said Merav Bahat, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Flash Networks.

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