NewBay targets mobile video market opportunity

8 Feb 2007

An Irish company specialising in providing mobile telcos with the ability to host user-generated content has unveiled a new mobile video server, bringing mobile companies firmly into the market opportunity enjoyed on the internet by YouTube and MySpace.

The mobile video server developed by Dublin-based NewBay Software offers carrier grade performance and supports all types of web and mobile video uploads, downloads and viewing.

The company is selling the server to mobile operators either as a stand-alone system or as a value-added service. The server will be demoed at this month’s 3GSM Congress in Barcelona.

NewBay’s mobile video server allows users to upload videos in any format to their blog or album direct from the mobile handset (via MMS, email, http, PIXOTA client) or via the web.

The company said that mobile video is becoming an increasingly important component of user-generated content.

Its live mobile operator services currently process in excess of one million messages a day, with the percentage of video uploads doubling over the past six months.

“Our operator customers are experiencing very rapid growth in uploads of video from mobile devices,” said David Manzor, product manager at NewBay Software.

“We have anticipated this trend and are pleased to offer a mobile video server to better process, convert and play these videos while also providing subscribers with an enhanced mobile and web experience,” Manzor added.

By John Kennedy