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Mark Fisher November 24th, 2020

By Mark Fisher

Executive Roundtable: Open Caching Goes Mainstream – Disney, BT, Verizon, Cisco, Qwilt

The Streaming Video Alliance recently hosted an executive roundtable featuring experts from Disney, BT, Verizon, Cisco and Qwilt. This one-hour discussion was filled with valuable information and insights into the latest developments in content delivery. I encourage you to listen to the full recording, but until you have the time, I’ve provided a distilled summary…

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Mark Fisher October 8th, 2020

By Mark Fisher

Welcome to the Future of Content Delivery

Today, Cisco, Digital Alpha and Qwilt announced a partnership to jointly offer a new content delivery solution for network service providers. This announcement is part of a broad, global agreement in which Cisco will bundle Qwilt’s software and cloud service solutions with Cisco’s computing and networking products for cable, telco and mobile network services providers.…

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Mark Fisher April 9th, 2020

By Mark Fisher

Now That the Capacity Gap is Here – How Much Did Streaming Increase? A Look at the Numbers

On March 19th, we wrote about the news of an EU commissioner who asked Netflix CEO Reed Hastings to dial down streaming quality and “secure Internet access for all” in Europe. Netflix did downgrade their streams, at least for a while. It did not take long for other streaming giants – Amazon, YouTube – to…

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Jeff Gilbert March 19th, 2020

By Jeff Gilbert

The Capacity Gap is Here

Yesterday brought an extraordinary confirmation that the biggest challenge facing OTT content delivery is not speed, as is commonly thought, but rather capacity. As you have probably heard by now, EU Commissioner Thierry Breton directly asked Netflix CEO Reed Hastings to stop streaming video in HD in order to ‘secure internet access for all.’ As…

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Mark Fisher October 30th, 2019

By Mark Fisher

Intel® Winners’ Circle: Recognition for a Year of Edge Computing Innovation

I’ve written before about the outstanding partnership we have with Intel® as a proud member of the Intel Builders Network and a Network Edge Ecosystem Partner, and it just got better. We’ve recently been appointed to the Intel Network Builders Winners’ Circle. As an acknowledgement for the outstanding work that we’ve done together in 2019…

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Mark Fisher October 4th, 2019

By Mark Fisher

Content Delivery Sharing Garners Broad Industry Recognition

Innovating in cloud, edge computing, OTT tech – it’s been a busy and exciting year here at Qwilt as we’ve been sharing our vision of the Edge Cloud with service providers and content publishers around the world, and rolling out the latest innovation built on Qwilt’s Edge Cloud architecture – Content Delivery Sharing (CDS). This…

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Jeff Gilbert October 2nd, 2019

By Jeff Gilbert

The Content Flood is Coming

Cord cutting is all over the press. Disney+, AppleTV+, HBO Max, Peacock, and many other services are launching to fill the gap. There is an absolute flood of content and a bevy of service providers poised to go over the top, directly to consumers. But what about the OTT plumbing? How is this flood of…

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Mark Fisher September 11th, 2019

By Mark Fisher

Changing Content Delivery Forever

Today, we officially announced our innovative new media delivery solution, Content Delivery Sharing, which is a new architectural, business and operational model for content delivery. With Qwilt Content Delivery Sharing, the OTT content providers’ content is delivered by local ISP edge computing assets instead of a more distant CDN. Content Delivery Sharing is the solution…

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Mark Fisher May 28th, 2019

By Mark Fisher

Streaming Game of Thrones – When VoD Looks Like A Huge Live Event

The audience for Game of Thrones was enormous. It is HBO’s most watched show ever. At a time of “Peak TV” when viewing audiences have been fragmented across an impossibly broad and diverse range of networks and shows, Game of Thrones brought viewers together in numbers that are truly remarkable. Now that the final season…

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Mark Fisher May 23rd, 2019

By Mark Fisher

Edge Computing – Building a Partner Ecosystem for the Service Provider Edge Cloud

The mania attached to edge computing as a general industry trend continues unabated. The story arc is simple – increasingly, compute workloads need to be pushed out to the edge, away from the centralized cloud and closer to the point where data is created or consumed. The drivers for edge computing are threefold. First, more…

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