SmarTone first to trial Ericsson's unique Targeted App Experience

  • Ericsson's Targeted App Experience enables mobile broadband operators to provide consistently great app experience for targeted content, making content a new dimension in the creation of innovative service offerings
  • Targeted App Experience is available with the Ericsson Network Software 15B release featured at MWC 2015 in Barcelona

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) today announced the completion of a trial of Targeted App Experience together with operator SmarTone, Hong Kong. App experience has become a key differentiator among mobile broadband operators. These days users care a great deal about time-to-content and smooth video playout - no longer only about dropped voice calls. The trial results show that app experience is impacted even at medium traffic loads, and that load levels in a radio cell often vary greatly over just a few milliseconds.

Stephen Chau, Chief Technology Officer of SmarTone, says: "The trial has proven that Ericsson's Targeted App Experience significantly reduces time-to-content so that web page download becomes faster. At the same time it also ensures a great level of consistency in user experience independent of traffic load."

Ericsson's Targeted App Experience becomes available with the previously announced Ericsson Network Software 15B release featured at MWC 2015 in Barcelona. It builds on technology that has been standardized by 3GPP, and connects the LTE / 3G shared radio channel scheduler to the operator's policy control system. This enables mobile operators to provide great app experience for targeted content while at same time maximizing the utilization of their spectrum assets.

Thomas Noren, Vice President and Head of Radio Product Management, Ericsson says "We are proud to be able to work together with SmarTone in trialing our latest technology. SmarTone sets high demands on superior network performance and has a strong focus on user experience. With our new Targeted App Experience we leverage our strength as a provider of end-to-end solutions. The unique solution combines software features across our market leading product portfolio spanning across LTE and 3G radio access, Evolved Packet Core, and Policy and Charging Control."

In addition to Targeted App Experience, Ericsson recently launched the complementary App Experience Optimization service.

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