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Expway, Quickplay unveil CDNs for LTE-Broadcast

Both French middleware provider Expway and Canadian hosted media specialist Quickplay Media have unveiled mobile CDNs for LTE-Broadcast (LTE-B) at this year’s MWC. Both offerings are aimed at the same customers and operators, but neither company can decide if the other is a rival or not. Expway’s FastLane product focuses on optimizing the link from the network cell to devices using LTE-B, Multicast Dynamic Switching, and pre-emptive caching. It has already landed itself a big deal with chip giant Mediatek – integrating Expway middleware into MediaTek’s helio smartphone SoCs to support LTE-B video streams. Expway says FastLane delivers content to mobile devices while complementing third party CDNs such as Akamai – of which we were given a demo at the…

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