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Ericsson bundles Real's technology into its content platform

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 19 Feb 2003 14:32

Ericsson bundles Real's technology into its content platform Swedish wireless network manufacturer Ericsson, announced today that it will include RealNetworks' Helix Universal Server into its own Ericsson Content Delivery Solution package.
The bundle will allow mobile phone operators, such as Vodafone, to deliver "third generation content" to mobile phone users, including streaming audio and video over near-broadband networks that will emerge in near future around the world (provided that operators get the cash to build the networks :-). The platform will support Real's own formats such as RealAudio and RealVideo as well as industry-standard formats such as MPEG-4 and 3GPP (wireless implementation of the MPEG-4 format).

Real has a strong position in mobile world -- by far the world's largest mobile manufacturer, Finnish Nokia, already bundles its high-end phones with Real's RealPlayer software and also uses Helix platform components in its network solutions aimed for mobile phone operators. Ericsson is currently the biggest network equipment provider for mobile phone operators (Ericsson spun off its mobile phone manufacturing a while ago to a separate company owned jointly with Japan's Sony).


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