Qualcomm and Akamai has announced that they are entering a partnership to implement new protocol enhancement for mobile devices.
These optimizations will aim to upgrade page performance and publicize greater bandwidth efficiency on mobile devices. The two companies will develop and deliver features to considerably improve Web browsing performance on Qualcomm's Snapdragon processor-based devices accessing content delivered by Akamai's Aqua Mobile Accelerator. They believe that consumers can start take advantage of these optimizations for Android devices in Q4 2012.
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SINGAPORE – Qualcomm Incorporated and Akamai Technologies, Inc. today announced that the two companies are collaborating on the implementation of new protocol enhancements for mobile devices. These optimizations will be designed to improve page performance and promote greater bandwidth efficiency on mobile devices.
This collaboration will develop and deliver features to significantly improve Web browsing performance on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor-based devices accessing content delivered by Akamai’s Aqua Mobile Accelerator. The companies expect that consumers can begin benefiting from these optimizations for Android devices in the fourth quarter of 2012.
“Qualcomm has been optimizing browser performance on its Snapdragon processors for more than three years now,” said Sy Choudhury, senior director of product management for Qualcomm. “By combining our device-side optimizations with Akamai’s industry-leading work in the area of mobile content delivery, we expect these optimizations will deliver consumers an unparalleled mobile browsing experience, as well as provide benefits to other members of the mobile ecosystem.”
“When you consider what our two companies have been doing separately to improve mobile Website performance, collaboration in this area is an exciting step,” said Mike Afergan, senior vice president and general manager of Web Experience at Akamai. “Delivering a fast, high-quality mobile user experience is important to our customers. Working together, Akamai and Qualcomm are well positioned to develop those new techniques and optimizations that take advantage of tighter integration between the mobile device and the delivery environment.”