Qwilt’s CDN Technology Set to Enrich the Viewing Experience for NCTC Member Networks in the US – Business Wire | Region & Cash

REDWOOD CITY, CALIFORNIA–(BUSINESS WIRE).

In November 2021, NCTC and Qwilt launched a joint initiative to modernize NCTC’s member networks in the United States to rapidly increase their capacity at a time when on-demand and live streaming continues to grow and traffic on ISP networks dominated during prime time. The partnership leverages Qwilt’s unique CDN technology within NCTC member networks to create a nationwide federated CDN. As of June 2022, more than 100 NCTC members have signed up to deploy this upgrade across their networks and the program remains open to qualifying members.

This content delivery upgrade project is the first of its kind in the United States. Each NCTC member deploying the solution will be onboarded by Qwilt’s cloud service, allowing content publishers to access the entire national CDN through a single API. Qwilt’s technology conforms to the Streaming Video Alliance’s Open Caching Guidelines, which define an interoperable network of caches for content delivery. The solution is built on Qwilt’s Edge Cloud for content delivery platform and runs on Cisco’s edge computing and network infrastructure, allowing it to be delivered as a service to NCTC members.

Jared Baumann, VP Technology Innovation at NCTC, said: “We are constantly looking for new ways to offer our customers impactful and innovative technology solutions, and our partnership with Qwilt does exactly that. Qwilt’s edge cloud and open caching software provide that CDN infrastructure our members need to directly handle the dramatic growth of streaming media on their networks. It enables our members to deliver content with the greatest efficiency while also enabling, for the first time, monetization of the OTT traffic their networks carry.”

The innovative program includes new hardware and CDN technology that will be installed on their networks at no additional cost to members. It also allows them to share in the revenue from new services generated by the federated platform. The result of the initiative ensures that all members of the value chain – service providers, streaming platforms and end users – benefit from high-quality streaming.

Alon Maor, CEO of Qwilt, said, “This is one of the largest network upgrade initiatives of its kind and we are delighted that over 100 NCTC members have joined the initiative to date. We consistently outperform other CDNs in terms of quality and reliability, and NCTC members who have joined the program benefit from quality streaming, cost savings and monetization thanks to the revenue share of content delivery fees that Qwilt charges content publishers. We are already shipping devices to approved service providers and look forward to bringing more NCTC members on board the nationwide content delivery network.”

Qwilt will be exhibiting at NCTC’s upcoming The Independent Show, taking place July 24-27 at the Disney Yacht & Beach Club Resorts in Florida. Attendees can visit booth #326 to learn more about joining the open caching movement. Learn more about the event and register here.

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About Qwilt

Qwilt’s mission is to deliver connected experiences of the quality they envisioned. Its model is based on partnerships with service providers and content publishers worldwide to create a structure that enables powerful media and application delivery at the very edge of neighborhoods large and small.

Qwilt’s open architecture and inclusive business model makes on-premises edge delivery more accessible than ever, enabling a more reliable, higher-quality experience at scale than previously possible. A growing number of the world’s top content publishers, cable, telco and wireless carriers rely on Qwilt for edge cloud services, including BT, Telecom Argentina, Telecom Italia and Verizon.

Founded in 2010, Qwilt is a leader in the open caching movement and a founding member of the Streaming Video Alliance. Qwilt is backed by Accel Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, Cisco Ventures, Disruptive, Innovation Endeavors, Marker and Redpoint Ventures. Visit www.qwilt.com for more information.

About NCTC

The National Cable Television Cooperative, Inc. (NCTC) is a Kansas-based, not-for-profit corporation that operates as a purchasing organization for programming, broadband solutions and hardware for its member companies, serving 40 million broadband and video customers in its territories . NCTC strives to maximize current and future opportunities to ensure the profitability, competitiveness and long-term sustainability of its member companies. NCTC represents more than 700 independent cable and broadband operators in the United States in programming and technology acquisitions. The NCTC is actively committed to helping network providers and suppliers evolve their business models to deliver new video/data solutions that reflect the changing media landscape.

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