This is how the Novarra is presented on Telia Surfport.
|On Telia Surfport the SurfOpen service is initiated.|
The purpose of Novarra is to transcode web portals made for dekstop devices to readable chunks of information on mobile devices. A good thought of course, and will probably result in more use of the mobile web and more data traffic. Especially since the “pre entered www. curse” is common on the mobile internet. In addition to transcoding, Novarra also places some navigational links and an advertising banner at the top of the page. This is true both for desktop web portals and mobile optimized web portals. According to TeliaSonera, the transcoding of mobile optimized portals is not equally aggressive as for desktop portals. The transcoding affects issues such as editorial control and freedom, device adaptation, security and business models. TeliaSonera has promised to contact us to broaden our understanding of how these issues are attended to.
What it looks like
Below are some pictures of how SurfOpen behaves on the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter tested with a SonyEricson P990.
|The desktop web site (www.dn.se) transcoded through the Novarra gateway. All above the DN.se logo is SurfOpen.|
|This is how the mobile portal (mobil.dn.se) looks like when the presentation is optimised for the requesting device (in this case a SonyEriscsson P990).|
|This is how the mobile portal (mobil.dn.se) transcoded through SurfOpen/Novarra. All above the mobil.dn.se logo is the work of SurfOpen.|
|This is how the footer on the mobile portal (mobil.dn.se) looks like through SurfOpen/Novarra.|
The http header from a Novarra gateway.
Below is an example of a header request from the Novarra gateway.
accept-language: sv,en;q=0.9accept-encoding: identity;q=1.0, gzip;q=0.1, *;q=0
x-device-accept: text/html, application/xml; q=0.90, application/xhtml+xml, multipart/mixed, image/png, image/jpeg, image/gif, image/x-xbitmap, */*; q=0.10
cookie: JSESSIONID=819895CB407417A2D11998C886A782D5; frame_unique=819895CB407417A2D11998C886A782D5
x-device-user-agent: SonyEricssonP990i/R100 Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Symbian OS; 513) Opera 8.65 [sv]
x-mobile-gateway: Novarra-Vision/6.9 (TELIASONERA; Server-Only)
x-wap-profile: “http://wap.sonyericsson.com/UAProf/P990iR100.xml”, “1-ZmJoNwmHPSZaqJlar2ufOA==”, “2-XnrTOLDzBJdZHN2vSasoNA==”, “3-PmmzhCT0/fx0ZmeXGvbhYQ==”
x-wap-profile-diff: 1; < ?xml version="1.0"?>
x-forwarded-for: 172.17.0.132, 22.214.171.124
If you would like to know more about this issue and how your mobile service is affected by transcoding proxies, please contact us.
The Swedish media companies do not agree with TeliaSoneras approach. All requests to their desktop web pages from the SurfOpen/Novarra gateway are now redirected to http://surfclosed.se.
TeliaSonera responds to the criticism (Swedish).
We are experiencing a constructive dialogue with TeliaSonera.
TeliaSonera has now removed SurfOpen from the portal.
- Dagens Media: Telia stoppar annonser i Surf Open efter möte idag