Operators are facing a dilemma – How to remain profitable while cost-effectively meeting rapidly escalating network capacity demands. Nearly 80 percent of user data that transits an operator’s network is encrypted video that only benefits OTTs. It is in each operator’s best interest to architect the network to off-load this traffic at the nearest point possible.
The Virtualized Media Breakout Controller (vMBC) is the answer – allowing user traffic to offload to the cloud as soon as physically possible. “Approximately 40 percent of video content could be cached at the edge,” according to Iain Gillott, President and founder of iGR. “The trick is to be able to benefit from the feature and operational cost benefits without having to upgrade to 5G architectures.” vMBC makes this possible with an innovative, new white box platform designed to be positioned for cost-effective function at the edge of the network.