Telenor Group has inked a three-year global frame agreement with French-US vendor Alcatel-Lucent under which the latter will enable the deployment of mobile internet optimisation for the Norwegian telecoms group’s 2G, 3G and 4G networks in Europe and Asia. Under the terms of the deal between the two companies, Telenor is expected to roll out an Alca-Lu solution which automatically manages the delivery of internet traffic over a mobile network by adapting video streams to the most suitable format according to a customer’s mobile device, location and subscription level. According to the vendor, the solution reduces the amount of bandwidth needed, enabling consumers to watch more video content within the same data quota, while it also temporarily stores copies of popular content on local servers to enhance the user experience. Further, as per the contract, Alcatel-Lucent has said it will provide its professional services expertise including system architecture, design, planning and end-to-end integration and testing to provide a tailored solution for each of Telenor’s markets.
Commenting on the development, Witold Sitek, senior vice-president of technology for Telenor Group, noted: ‘Telenor is committed to giving our customers the best possible experience when they use our networks. As their passion for video from sites like YouTube grows, we want to make sure we keep our network capacity and intelligence one step ahead of demand.’