Three European MVNOs deploy Teclo Networks’ S-Series solution on compressing images


Teclo Networks, a global provider of TCP/IP data optimization, has announced that its S-Series solution has recently been deployed by three European Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) to compress images and website resources as they are downloaded to a mobile handset.

Since its installation, each MVNO has seen the traffic volume devoted to image transfers halved, with a corresponding decline in payments to host networks.

As the S-Series is quick and easy to install within mobile network infrastructure, MVNOs can instantly secure major OPEX savings whilst still delivering a superfast web browsing experience to their subscribers. With Facebook alone seeing over 350 million images uploaded a day, often from smartphones with cameras of five, ten or even 20 megapixels –suitable for enlarging to cover a wall without pixelation – MVNOs are experiencing a dramatic increase in their operating costs.

Installed as a “Bump In The Wire” (BITW), Teclo Networks image compression software checks the quality of an incoming image and only compresses it if the quality exceeds a certain, predefined threshold.

Meaning that enormous images are compressed while smaller and lower quality ones are left untouched. As mobile devices cannot display full sized images, large image compression can be done without impacting the customer experience. In addition, if a subscriber requests an image for a second time then it can be downloaded in full, without compression.

To preserve the speed of the network, the S-Series compresses images inline, one data packet at a time, eliminating the delays ensuing from downloading an entire image before compressing it. Subscribers therefore get images that look the same on their mobile devices – but download substantially faster.

Jane Walerud.

Jane Walerud, CEO of Teclo Networks, said: “The mobile landscape is quite competitive. For nearly one thousand Mobile Virtual Network Operators, lowering the cost of transporting data over a host network is key. Using inline compression, the S-Series is able to reduce this cost without harming the end user experience.”