Digicel Picks Qwilt Caching for OTT Video

Digicel has deployed Qwilt's open cache solution to boost network capacity and improve over-the-top (OTT) streaming for its customers in its ...

Qwilt Takes the Cloud to the Edge
Qwilt Takes the Cloud to the Edge

Digicel has deployed Qwilt's open cache solution to boost network capacity and improve over-the-top (OTT) streaming for its customers in 33 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific. The deployment is intended to support Digicel's distributed network and smart CDN and cloud strategy.

"Deploying Qwilt's open caching solution is a significant milestone as we continue to meet the growing demands of our customers who are relying more and more on OTT video for everything - from streaming [] their favorite shows to accessing live streams of major events," said John Quinn, group chief technical officer at Digicel Play. "This is about building a more resilient network and taking control of content delivery to our customers. The results to date have been amazing - we have seen average bit rate improve by 160% with customers enjoying a faster and seamless streaming experience."

Designed to analyze OTT video traffic in real-time, Qwilt's open cache solution is designed to store and deliver video content locally, close to subscribers, and optimize streaming for both network utilization and quality of experience (QoE). The open architecture is built to manage OTT, VOD and live streaming, and is delivered as a managed service.

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