Hopcast orchestrates direct communications between costumers toward efficient, inclusive content distribution on the Mobile Internet.
The cost of cellular data is prohibitive for many. Thanks to Hopcast, you will be able to deliver content to those who cannot afford expensive data planes. And also those who do not want to pay.
As users communicate directly through nearby links, you avoid uploading and downloading data from potentially far-away servers in the cloud. The planet will thank you for reducing the energy-greedy paths of the Internet.
Every time a user fetches data from a neighbor, you save money as you reduce the dependency on costly central servers.
Several technologies are allowing direct communications between mobile devices. More and more devices, ranging from smartphones to connected things, embed these technologies but under-explore their features, and they are, in general, difficult to deploy at a large scale. Hopcast proposes a solution to efficiently orchestrate direct communication links between mobile devices by leveraging meaningful user-level relationships to orchestrate data exchanges.
Hopcast's main innovation is the ability to build, maintain, and explore, in a highly efficient way, the dynamic graph connecting customers and the content they need to harvest.
Interactions between Hopcast's core engine and customers is adaptive and depends on common interests and geographic proximity. We don't bother a customer if it is not strictly necessary.
Once the link established, data fly directly between the customers without going through any intermediate node. Hopcast never touches the data!
The ideas behind Hopcast's offloading technology is the result of a 10+ year-long collaboration between Thales, CNRS, and Sorbonne Université around the broad topic of mobile data offloading and device-to-device communications. We are convinced that our technology will be a game changer for content providers.
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