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Encrypted video traffic now optimized by Opera

Oslo, Norway - February 25, 2015

Rocket Optimizer adds encrypted video optimization to enhance quality of experience for mobile operators’ customers

The recent emergence of encrypted video traffic can now be tamed, thanks to a breakthrough by Opera’s Rocket Optimizer mobile video optimization solution, Opera Software announced today.

Encrypted video, also known as HTTPS video, has been increasing in share of the overall global video traffic sent over mobile operator networks over the past year, including video from globally popular content providers. Because of its protected nature, this video content previously could not be optimized to fit available network capacity, leading to its taking up a disproportionate share of network bandwidth. This, in turn, has led to a poor viewing experience for millions of consumers.

Rocket Optimizer adds encrypted video optimization

Detect and optimize encrypted video traffic in milliseconds 

Third-party encrypted video traffic is a puzzle that many operators have turned to video optimization experts such as Opera to solve. Today, Opera has announced that its NFV-based Rocket Optimizer solution can now detect and optimize this encrypted traffic in milliseconds, ensuring a first-rate video-viewing experience for a mobile operator’s customers. Videos can now fit the bandwidth available on the network at any given moment, whether encrypted or not. This is done without decrypting the video itself, keeping all optimized traffic on the network secure and private.

Boost speeds of all multimedia on an operator’s networks

This breakthrough in optimization for encrypted video traffic combines perfectly with Rocket Optimizer’s Experience Assurance functionality, which measures and then mitigates a poor video experience down to the individual subscriber, all in real time – ensuring video sessions free from buffering and stalling. This enhanced detection ability from Opera boosts the overall speed and delivery of all multimedia on an operator’s network.

“Rocket Optimizer already provides the best quality of experience for every subscriber session on the network, and our new capability to detect and manage encrypted video traffic delivers even more value to operators looking to tame the video explosion on their networks,” says Nitin Bhandari, Opera’s President of Network Solutions.

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Opera enables more than 350 million internet consumers worldwide to connect with the content and services that matter most to them. Opera also helps publishers monetize their content through advertising and advertisers reach the audiences that build value for their businesses, capitalizing on a global consumer audience reach that exceeds 1 billion.

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