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Leading Telco Carriers Tout Versatility of Sun Microsystems' Java System Content Delivery Server
Sun's Solution Boasts New Features and Customers to Drive Profitable Content Services
Dec. 5, 2006 03:00 AM
Sun Microsystems Inc. has announced new features for the Sun Java System Content Delivery Server (CDS), a mobile content delivery and management platform that enables mobile operators to launch and sustain content services more cost-effectively.
Sun's latest offering enables leading operators worldwide to grow their service portfolios and increase revenue by making it easier to add, manage and bill for virtually all types of wireless content through a new and unique distributed download architecture. New Sun CDS customers Telecom New Zealand and Telefonica Moviles de Argentina have chosen the Sun CDS solutions running on the Solaris OS, the most advanced operating system on the planet, to quickly bring new services and content to market.
"With the implementation of our Sun CDS download portal solution, Telefonica Moviles de Argentina has achieved a significant time to market advantage for launching new content, products and services for customers," said Diego Scalise, customer technical project manager, Telefonica Moviles de Argentina. "We addressed our customers' needs by building a new dynamic and scalable business model. It also aligns with our regional standards strategy and synergistic projects that Telefonica Moviles de Argentina runs in Latin America."
"We recognize that our customers are looking for more variety, versatility and richness in their download options," said Brian More, head of enterprise architecture, Telecom New Zealand. "We selected Sun because we can easily deliver existing content services like Java technology-based applications, games, ringtones and wallpaper from a common infrastructure, easing the complexity of system maintenance. The CDS capability integrated with our existing architectural environment, thus catalyzing an effective deployment and resulting in an integrated user-friendly experience. We can now offer our subscribers easier access to the content they want to purchase."
Sun's CDS offers a complete solution for vending mobile content, making it easy to set up and run content services more profitably -- including content catalogs, storefronts, viral marketing tools, payment and delivery components. New features such as the Central Device Catalog enable service providers to launch new devices effortlessly and quickly by aggregating sources of content from multiple providers and then collecting accurate data to help ensure correct records, enabling the segmentation of customers according to usage patterns and demographics. Sun CDS handles the download of all types of mobile content to any capable device. Deployments range from affordable off-portal content stores that can be set up in a few weeks to highly available systems serving over a hundred million subscribers. These new features improve customer satisfaction by directing new content, promotions and advertising campaigns to an appropriate group.
Sun's updated CDS solution now eases the content download process by allowing a user to download content through a mobile-originated push, using a short code, and by keyword. Users with older phones or devices will now have access to premium SMS content services -- higher value content like music, rich ringtones, graphics, video and games. These enhancements will effectively increase both the subscriber base and average revenue per user for value added content downloads for deployers of the new CDS system.