Opera Software’s Skyfire unit has released Rocket Insights as part of its Rocket Optimizer platform to assist operators better manage their network loads by providing a real-time analytics dashboard that analyzes mobile video congestion.
Operators can now instantly view key metrics such as stall rates, video start times, bitrate distribution and mean opinion score, and use this data to improve their overall network traffic management.
Rocket Insights necessitates minimal hardware and is lightweight, highly scalable and fast to array. It can even be used in advance of Rocket Optimizer as a stand-alone module, in order for operators to clearly observe the disproportionate impact that over-the-top video currently has on their networks. It can also be arrayed alongside existing mobile video optimization hardware.
Rocket Insights elegantly addresses the current lack of existing real-time video monitoring analytics in a graphical and user-customizable dashboard. It affords operators with visibility into the importance of actionable quality of experience (QoE) monitoring that can intervene as needed to improve the video experience for each user on the network.
Operators can test and refine their optimization strategies using the dashboard, and measure how these rates improve or change on the basis of real-time adjustments that they make.
Earlier to the release of Rocket Insights, traffic management analytics were limited to packet- or URL-level data, which were often a poor proxy metric for application session quality, and did not allow for session mitigation actions in real time. Rocket Insights, on the other hand, now allows operators to easily see the impact of video on their networks, down to individual subscribers and their anonymized location in the network.