Skyfire CEO interview: Video consumption’s impact on mobile carriers


The impact of the growing consumption of video on mobile operators is already being feltand carriers need to develop business models that address customer demands and company profits at the same time. Skyfire, a firm that specializes in mobile video optimization and cloud solutions for mobility, looks very carefully at this market. The company recently launched its enhanced video and data optimization platform for operators.

Named Rocket Optimizer 3.0, the latest version of this cloud-based optimization platform comes with new features to measure bandwidth conditions in real time for every subscriber session on an operator’s network; an elastic CloudBurst architecture that allows for instant expansion of optimization capacity for the carrier or public clouds; enhanced optimization algorithms for the MP4 and H.264 video standards; and a cloud-based caching solution.

“Telecom operators need to think about a couple of things,” Jeff Glueck, CEO of Skyfire, told RCR Wireless News in a video interview. “First is retaking control over the network and having reasonable network management. Second is to think about their business model and how to monetize all the video coming across their network. This is not going to be a simple task. It will require some creativity.”

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Editor, Americas
Roberta Prescott is responsible for Latin America reporting news and analysis, interviewing key stakeholders. Roberta has worked as an IT and telecommunication journalist since March 2005, when she started as a reporter with InformationWeek Brasil magazine and its website IT Web. In July 2006, Prescott was promoted to be the editor-in-chief, and, beyond the magazine and website, was in charge for all ICT products, such as IT events and CIO awards. In mid-2010, she was promoted to the position of executive editor, with responsibility for all the editorial products and content of IT Mídia. Prescott has worked as a journalist since 1998 and has three journalism prizes. In 2009, she won, along with InformationWeek Brasil team, the press prize 11th Prêmio Imprensa Embratel. In 2008, she won the 7th Unisys Journalism Prize and in 2006 was the editor-in-chief when InformationWeek Brasil won the 20th media award Prêmio Veículos de Comunicação. She graduated in Journalism by the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas, has done specialization in journalism at the Universidad de Navarra (Spain, 2003) and Master in Journalism at IICS – Universidad de Navarra (Brazil, 2010) and MBA – Executive Education at the Getulio Vargas Foundation.