Qualcomm, Akamai team to speed mobile web

Networks Asia Staff
Networks Asia
Qualcomm Inc. and Akamai are collaborating to develop new protocol enhancements for mobile devices.
 
The companies aim to improve page performance and promote greater bandwidth efficiency on mobile devices.
 
The collaboration will develop and deliver features to improve web browsing performance on devices using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipset, while accessing content delivered by Akamai’s Aqua Mobile Accelerator.
 
The companies expect that consumers can begin benefiting from these optimizations for Android devices in the fourth quarter of 2012.
 
“Qualcomm has been optimizing browser performance on its Snapdragon processors for more than three years now,” said Sy Choudhury, senior director of product management for Qualcomm.
 
“By combining our device-side optimizations with Akamai’s work in the area of mobile content delivery, we expect these optimizations will deliver consumers an unparalleled mobile browsing experience, as well as provide benefits to other members of the mobile ecosystem.”
 
“When you consider what our two companies have been doing separately to improve mobile website performance, collaboration in this area is an exciting step,” said Mike Afergan, senior vice president and general manager of Web Experience at Akamai.
 
“Delivering a fast, high quality mobile user experience is important to our customers. Working together, Akamai and Qualcomm are well positioned to develop those new techniques and optimizations that take advantage of tighter integration between mobile device and the delivery environment.”

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