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Quickplay acquires Roundbox for LTE Broadcast push

Online video specialist Quickplay has acquired New Jersey, US-based Roundbox, a mobile video optimization specialist in a move that Quickplay says will support its ability to deliver content across 4G networks using multicast – LTE Broadcast – and unicast technologies.

Roundbox technology has been deployed at service providers including KDDI and TIM. Quickplay said the integration of Roundbox’s client and server technology into the Quickplay managed video service would enable mobile network operators to roll out LTE Broadcast use cases including live event and TV streaming, push services, subscription music services, connected car services, off peak media delivery and mobile CDN services and Internet of Things-related services.

“We believe that we are on the cusp of an explosion in the growth of applications and services related to premium mobile video and smart connected devices,” said Wayne Purboo, CEO and co-founder of Quickplay.

“To create a premium customer experience and facilitate new IoT services affordably will require innovative approaches to the delivery of data over mobile networks. Quickplay and Roundbox will be at the forefront of enabling this revolution in mobility. We are thrilled to welcome the highly specialized and experienced Roundbox team to the Quickplay family.”