RealNetworks and Ericsson Sign Global Agreement for Mobile Media Solutions

Feb 21, 2003

RealNetworks, Inc. has announced a global relationship with Ericsson, a supplier of mobile systems, to integrate RealNetworks' Helix media delivery technology into the new Ericsson Content Delivery Solution (ECDS). This combination is intended to enable operators to purchase one end-to-end solution to create mobile media services for consumers. With the integration of RealNetworks' Helix Universal Server - Mobile and Helix Universal Gateway - Mobile, mobile operators will have access to technology that enables them to stream and control media traffic on their network. Ericsson will also offer the Helix Producer for content creation, completing a media delivery solution. Content such as news, sports, and entertainment can be streamed across both 2.5 and 3G networks in every major 3GPP-compliant format, including MPEG-4, in addition to RealAudio and RealVideo. Ericsson Content Delivery Solution is an end-to-end solution for streaming and download of mobile media. The Ericsson Content Delivery Solution provides media delivery offerings packaged with mobile specific aspects into an industrialized solution that will ensure fast time to market for the operator at a known cost and with high quality. Flexible charging and business models are also supported, ensuring a secure and first-class business opportunity.

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