NEC Develops Technology for Instantly Estimating Internet and Mobile Network
Improving the quality of streaming video and IP telephone services
Tokyo, Aug 13, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) has
developed a new technology that estimates the transmission speed of internet
and mobile network communications (3G and LTE), enabling the provision of high
quality services based on transmission speeds.
In recent years, Internet and mobile network services have been increasing
their high capacity data communications, such as streaming video and rich
content. However, since transmission speeds change from one moment to the next,
mobile terminal users must often wait before viewing rich content and the
quality of IP phone connections can be difficult to maintain.
In order to provide quality services for users, content providers and network
carriers are required to maintain detailed control of data transmission and
adjust traffic volumes based on the transmission speeds measured just before
data distribution. However, conventional methods for measuring transmission
speeds require high capacity data transmission, take a long time and place a
heavy load on the network.
"This new technology estimates transmission speeds in less than one
second using just ten kilobytes of data (*1)," said Motoo Nishihara,
General Manager, Cloud System Research Laboratories, NEC Corporation. "As
a result, companies can monitor variations in communications speeds in order to
optimize the size of their transmission data, enabling the delivery of
uninterrupted, stable video and high-quality IP phone services."
"Moreover, telecommunications carriers and content providers can provide
these technologies as an application, enabling mobile users to view variations
in communications speed in real-time," he added.
Going forward, NEC will continue to promote the adoption of this technology by
network monitoring systems and servers as part of contributing to the
improvement of video distribution and IP phone services.
(*1) 1/180 of the data required by existing technologies.
About NEC Corporation
NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) is a leader in the integration of IT and network
technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing
a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company's
experience and global resources, NEC's advanced technologies meet the
complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100
years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses
and society. For more information, visit NEC at http://www.nec.com.
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