Vodafone signed an agreement with Real to use its Helix platform for video streaming, and Siemens as the worldwide contractor for System Integration.
The Helix(TM) Universal Mobile Server and Helix Universal Mobile Gateway enable Vodafone and its partners to offer their consumers audio and video services in both 3GPP compliant standards-based formats and RealAudio(R) and RealVideo(R). Other elements of the solution include media download, asset management technologies and the RealOne(TM) Mobile Player for mobile devices.
Thomas Geitner, Chief Executive, Global Products and Services, Vodafone, said, "This agreement with RealNetworks for global video streaming technology, through Siemens' global systems integrator, gives Vodafone yet another opportunity to enhance the mobile experience of our Vodafone live! customers by delivering video and audio content. We are optimistic about the quality of RealNetworks' services and will be deploying them in a number of markets."