VELOCITY CONFERENCE— Keynote® (Nasdaq: KEYN), the global leader in Internet and mobile cloud testing & monitoring, extended its global reach with the announcement of a dramatic expansion of its European and African mobile testing capabilities. New mobile monitoring locations have been established in Italy, Spain, South Africa and Turkey, adding access to a variety of new operator networks. This provides more comprehensive testing to assure the mobile experience on real devices, monitoring performance over the same wireless carriers as customers use. Keynote’s news today is followed by the company’s major move yesterday into Real User Monitoring with the announcement of Keynote Real User Perspective®. The two announcements underscore the breadth and depth of Keynote’s cloud-based services in Internet and mobile testing and monitoring.
These new locations are being deployed with Keynote Mobile Web Perspective 7, the latest release of Mobile Web Perspective that introduces monitoring on 4G wireless networks. Mobile Web Perspective 7 makes it possible for these content providers to measure, improve and trend the true end-user experience for their mobile content on the latest smartphones and tablets such as iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S4 and the iPad 4. Keynote is also expanding its DeviceAnywhere testing platform with a new mobile device testing center in Germany.
“We are in the middle of a Web to mobile transition which requires investments to provide the best quality mobile experience,” explains Thomas Gronbach, European director of marketing for Keynote. “Keynote is taking the lead to expand on its quality infrastructure for enterprises by adding real monitoring and mobile testing devices in Europe. Leading companies in Europe realize that mobile quality assurance helps their business. With these investments Keynote continues to ready itself for mobile enterprise business across Europe.”
IDC announced in April 2013 that smartphone sales have overtaken feature phones for the first time and Cisco estimates that the number of mobile-connected devices will exceed the world’s population in 2013 (Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update, 2012-17).