Qwilt and Cisco announced that they will deploy their content delivery network (CDN) service to Vodafone, with the aim of increasing the quality and capacity of Vodafone’s streaming delivery to its mobile and fixed broadband customers across Europe and Africa.
Vodafone will embed the solution at the edge of its networks. According to Qwilt, this model will allow Vodafone to expand the CDN and business opportunities to other content and application owners, and they in turn gain higher quality access to the millions of customers using Vodafone’s networks.
Following a trial in Italy, Vodafone will initially start deploying the service in seven countries across Europe and Africa. The rollout of services will progressively ramp up as Qwilt and Cisco work with additional service providers worldwide as part of efforts to create what they describe as “the world’s largest federated CDN”.
Giorgio Migliarina, products and services director at Vodafone Business, said: “Our partnership with Qwilt and Cisco enables Vodafone and its broadcast partners to deliver a superior streaming service to customers. It means less buffering and lower latency services for the end user. Also, by using open caching, we can more easily scale the service to meet the growing demands for live streaming, video-on-demand, and application services whilst providing content providers with a standardised platform built on open APIs across multiple countries in Europe and Africa.”
Alon Maor, CEO of Qwilt, said: “By harnessing the power of Open Caching, Vodafone is using its capabilities and position as a significant network operator to take an active role in effective content delivery, and to expand opportunities to monetise this value chain while enabling the next generation of content experiences across its markets. This deployment significantly expands our global, all-edge delivery network, bringing us one step closer to our goal of reaching all consumers around the globe with the high-quality digital experiences they need and expect.”