Broadpeak has announced its 5G video collaboration with MobiledgeX, which saw it deploy its virtual BroadCache Box local caching technology for mobile networks via the Deutsche Telekom-founded company’s Edge-Cloud platform.


Le Mancq: “A great opportunity for us to deploy our advanced edge caching technology”

The platform aggregates more than a dozen global mobile networks to expose one common interface to developers. As part of MobiledgeX’s early access program, Broadpeak has successfully tested its virtual BroadCache Box applications on MobiledgeX’s federation of edge networks, demonstrating the ability to reduce video delivery costs and improve QoE for mobile video delivered over 5G networks.

When video content is streamed from a location closer to end users, Broadpeak explains, latency and network congestion are reduced, resulting in higher video bit rates, faster start times, and uninterrupted viewing sessions. By using Broadpeak’s virtual BroadCache Box, the company claims that content providers can significantly boost subscriber QoE for video delivered over next-gen mobile networks. This, it says, supports engagements with an expanding crop of OTT players eager to reach subscribers anywhere.

Sunay Tripathi, chief technology officer, MobiledgeX, said: “The edge is uniquely suited to delivering mobile video experiences at the ultra-high quality consumers have come to expect in their living rooms. Broadpeak’s testing in our edge network has proven the critical role its local caching technology can play in global 5G video strategies that will add new revenue streams for existing and emerging players alike.”

The MobiledgeX Edge-Cloud R2.0 platform aggregates edge processing power across multiple enterprise on-premise and telecom network locations and presents them through one common interface that application developers and independent software vendors use to design, deploy, and manage applications, including video delivery. Broadpeak’s virtual BroadCache Box technology on the MobiledgeX framework is being tested within a mobile environment infrastructure, allowing experimentation with containerisation, as well as introduction of new schemes to deliver an optimal experience for consumers. The concept is to dynamically deploy local caching applications inside the mobile edge network for specific content providers.

Jacques Le Mancq, CEO at Broadpeak, said: “Global mobile traffic is increasing, especially for live video, and we need to adapt our video delivery infrastructures to address that. Our partnership with MobiledgeX is a great opportunity for us to deploy our advanced edge caching technology in a fully cloud-based environment and test it in a real-life cellular network infrastructure.”