HP, NTT DoCoMo make progress on 4G

IDG News Service |  Networking

The network will also utilize more advanced versions of edge servers, which cache information as close to the end user as possible. HP said it is still working on adapting edge servers to work with mobile computing. There are a number of challenges because users continually change their physical location when working off of a mobile device, and the nearest edge server often changes.

Ultimately the network will allow mobile phone carriers to deliver better quality services based on the amount of money customers pay for these services, HP said. Through the developing technology, networks will be able to prioritize data before it is delivered so customers could potentially pay for the ability to be considered high priority on a network. The network will also call for the creation of middleware to run the smart servers. HP said it is planning on developing its own media server software as it continues with development.

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