Yokneam, Israel, May 17, 2016 – Saguna, the Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) pioneer making mobile broadband faster, simpler and more economical, announced today that it has been named in the Cool Vendors list of the Gartner "Cool Vendors in Communications Service Provider Infrastructure, 2016" report.
The report states that elastic provisioning of network capacity and services to multiple CSP customers, based on their dynamic needs, are emerging, leading to virtual network solutions such as bandwidth calendaring on demand, mobile-edge computing (MEC) and Internet of Things (IoT) offerings. It also recommends CSP CIOs/CTOs and network planners should look to newer MVNOs for innovative offerings, such as industrial IoT solutions, MEC and video caching solutions closer to the radio edge of the network.
“Mobile operators are looking to improve user experience, network economics and monetization by bringing Internet content and applications into the RAN, as close as possible to mobile users. This is to support newer latency-sensitive services such as mobile video, the IoT and M2M services, where low latencies are required (for example, an autonomous vehicle would require sub-1 ms latency for mission-critical information).” Remarks Gartner analyst Sylvain Fabre.
The Saguna Open-RAN MEC platform creates an open ecosystem and long-term growth engine inside the mobile RAN. With fully virtualized software architecture, the solution promotes network agility and the adoption of NFV. Based on the ETSI MEC standard, Saguna Open-RAN enables mobile operators to quickly and effectively deploy new revenue generating services for content delivery, Internet-of-things (IoT) connectivity, retail and enterprise applications and more.
“We are honored to be recognized by Gartner as a Cool Vendor in Communications Service Provider Infrastructure. We believe this recognition is a testament to Saguna’s pivotal role in delivering on the promise of Mobile Edge Computing – extending the CSPs offering with enhance network scale, speed and agility.” Said Danny Frydman, Saguna’s CTO.
Gartner recognized four other companies in the report that was published on April 26, 2016 and was written by analysts Akshay K. Sharma, Sylvain Fabre, Mentor Cana, Peter Liu, Kosei Takiishi and Takeshi Ikeda.
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