REDWOOD CITY, Calif., December 17, 2013 – Qwilt, a leading provider of online video delivery and transparent caching solutions, today announced that Cable Television Toyama, a cable network operator in Japan, has selected and deployed its Qwilt Video Fabric Controller, achieving nearly 50-percent transparent caching efficiency for over the top (OTT) video, with a 2x improvement in quality of experience (QoE) for its subscribers. Systems integrator IT Frontier (ITF), a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation, managed the implementation.
Cable Television Toyama’s subscribers consume various types of OTT broadband traffic. From popular online video content sites such as YouTube and Dailymotion to software updates like the recent iOS7 update from Apple, their network was experiencing strain due to increasing traffic and demand.
Qwilt’s Video Delivery solutions were designed to address the challenges and opportunities presented by OTT video. Its flagship product line, the QB-Series Video Fabric Controller, monitors video traffic across operator networks in real-time to identify trending and popular titles, and then stores them locally at the subscriber edge, in close proximity to end users. Qwilt eliminates the need for duplication of content streams from origin sites or content delivery networks (CDNs), speeding up time to delivery and reducing network strain and congestion, especially during peak viewing times, for a seamless, high-quality consumer viewing experience. Qwilt offers 5x better performance, unprecedented reliability and efficiency for operators, and improved QoE for their customers.
“The aggressive growth of online video is not the only challenge facing today’s operators. Other trending content, like software updates for popular devices, can degrade bandwidth quality and jam networks, especially in international markets,” said Alon Maor, CEO and co-founder of Qwilt. “Our solution sees no borders and is applicable in any operator network, regardless of region or type of content being delivered online. With the support of our partners at ITF, Cable Television Toyama ‘s deployment is yet another fine example of the many benefits that come with implementing a unified Video Fabric solution built on next generation transparent caching and real time monitoring technology to overcome the challenges presented by OTT content delivery.”
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Qwilt addresses the impact of OTT video on operator networks with a unified, turnkey1 solution that combines transparent caching, video delivery and analytics technologies deployed at the subscriber edge. Qwilt QB-Series Video Fabric Controllers optimize delivery of streaming video content to relieve network traffic congestion for operators, and deliver a higher quality viewing experience for their customers. A growing number of the world’s leading cable, telecom and mobile service providers rely on Qwilt to optimize their networks to support growing consumer demand for online video content as a primary entertainment source. Founded in 2010 by industry veterans from Cisco and Juniper, Qwilt is backed by Accel Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, Marker and Redpoint Ventures. Learn more at www.qwilt.com.
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