Amdocs just bought Actix for $120 million, but it’s only the latest in a recent chain of mobile network optimization startup acquisitions, many for considerable sums.
We know the NSA is collecting our call records, but there are far bigger fonts of information carriers hold. The mobile network is highly managed, tracking our internet habits from the websites we visit to the apps we use.
The reports circulating the web that Apple is in cahoots with the carriers to restrict your iPhone’s speeds are just plain wrong.
Content providers will soon pay mobile carriers to exempt their traffic from consumers’ mobile data plans, says AT&T’s Randall Stephenson. That may seem like a good deal for consumers but in the long-term it’s actually a raw deal.
ItsOn started out selling mobile plan customization tools to carriers as a cloud-based service. Now it’s becoming a carrier, using its own cloud service to show what the world can do with individually tailored voice and data plans.
Oracle is loading up on telecom vendors that specialize in controlling and managing data and VoIP traffic as it traverses the network.
Vasona develops traffic shaping technologies designed to ease the flow of mobile services over the airwaves. What sets the startup apart from the numerous competitors is where it does that shaping: at the cell site.
M2M outfit Jasper is investing in Tekelec’s policy server technology, which means it will be able to prioritize the traffic of certain machines over others. Why? Not all “things” in the internet of things are created equal.
Cisco is the latest vendor to get into the policy management game. It’s planned acquisition of BroadHop will give it the foundation for new sets of service tiers that prioritize certain types of traffic over others.
Desktop virtualization and cloud computing vendor Citrix Systems is expanding into the mobile infrastructure market, announcing on Thursday it plans to acquire mobile traffic optimization company Bytemobile. The companies didn’t disclose the terms of the deal, but they expect it to close in the third quarter.