Openwave Systems (Nasdaq: OPWV), a global software innovator delivering context-aware mediation and messaging solutions, today announced that Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) has selected the Company as a strategic partner to integrate its Media Optimizer into Juniper’s Media Flow solution for mobile video optimization. The combined solution is expected to dramatically improve the economics of delivering video over mobile networks while revolutionizing the user viewing experience.

According to Yankee Group, video is projected to exceed 65 percent of all mobile data traffic by 2013, creating a capacity crunch on mobile networks and negatively impacting subscribers’ viewing experience, resulting in downward pressure on both revenues and profitability of mobile service providers. The Media Flow video optimization solution provides a scalable and transparent mechanism that maximizes the subscriber’s Quality of Experience (QoE) while at the same time enhancing profitability by deferring RAN CAPEX and OPEX. The solution offers price-performance improvement over traditional optimization solutions by leveraging the Juniper Service Delivery Gateway (SDG). The context-aware capabilities of the solution help adapt video traffic according to network conditions such as congestion, device capabilities and user preferences.

“As mobile networks move towards an all-IP 4G network architecture, they need to switch from basic service management to service orchestration,” said John Giere, senior vice president, products and marketing, Openwave. “While many network and middleware providers claim they have integration into the service provider infrastructure, we believe that the joint Openwave and Juniper solution will be the first solution in the market that can actually enable unprecedented scale and flexibility to enable service providers to effectively manage their network resources while providing a superior experience for subscribers.”

"The combined Juniper/Openwave solution will set a new benchmark in video optimization for 3G and LTE networks,” said Mike Iandolo, vice president and general manager for Mobile Business Unit, Juniper Networks. “Operators will now be able to create innovative new business models by combining the real-time application intelligence and subscriber policies to support growing video traffic.”

Openwave Media Optimizer

Openwave Media Optimizer is a context-aware video mediation platform that enables service providers to proactively manage mobile video delivery and user experience under congested network conditions. Its patent-pending technology can proactively detect congestion and automatically trigger optimization when the network reaches predetermined thresholds, localizing optimization benefits to where and when it is needed. For subscribers, this means better quality video, smooth download and playback on smartphones, feature phones, netbooks and laptops.

Junos® Open SDK

The Junos Open SDK enables the rapid porting of the Openwave video steering technology to the Service Delivery Gateway. The technology is used to steer traffic toward the Openwave Media Optimizer as required by the application.

Juniper Service Delivery Gateway

The Service Delivery Gateway is based on the MX 3D Universal Edge Router and can be used to consolidate a variety of functions found on mobile networks. One of those functions enables the steering of video traffic toward the Openwave Media Optimizer. Other SDG functions include Carrier Grade NAT, Firewall, MPLS VPN, and much more.

About Openwave Systems

Openwave Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: OPWV) is a global software innovator delivering context-aware mediation and messaging solutions that enable communication service providers and the broader ecosystem to create and deliver smarter services.

Building on its mobile data heritage, Openwave mobilizes the Internet with predictive solutions fueled by real-time analytics that mediate among all different ecosystem elements, permitting the enhancement of every mode of IP traffic. The result can provide customers with a 360-degree view of their network, devices and services, and enables them to proactively optimize network resources, quickly launch smart mobile services, and provide a contextually relevant user experience.

Openwave is a global company with a blue chip customer base spanning North America, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand, Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Openwave is headquartered in Redwood City, California. For more information please visit

About Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) is in the business of network innovation. From devices to data centers, from consumers to cloud providers, Juniper Networks delivers the software, silicon and systems that transform the experience and economics of networking. Additional information can be found at Juniper Networks (

Forward Looking Statement

This press release contains statements regarding Openwave Systems’ expectations of the benefits of Openwave’s joint collaboration with Juniper Networks, as well as the expected timing of this collaboration. Actual timing of this collaboration with Juniper Networks could differ materially as a result of unanticipated factors and events, including technical difficulties or other unforeseen reasons. Further risks inherent in Openwave Systems’ business are detailed in the section entitled “Risk Factors” in Openwave Systems’ Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2010 (filed February 8, 2011 with the Securities and Exchange Commission).


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