Cisco, and Qwilt join forces for edge content delivery solutions to Vodafone Turkey, subscribers
Vodafone Turkey has partnered with Cisco and Qwilt to build a robust new edge delivery network that will benefit 25 million subscribers nationwide. Specifically, the company’s live streaming, video-on-demand, and media applications will significantly upgrade quality and delivery capacity.
Vodafone Turkey is a digital service provider within Turkey, with a presence in 81 provinces. It is part of the Vodafone Group, one of the world’s largest communications companies by revenue.
Levent Gemici, chief officer for Strategy, Wholesale and Customer Operations, Vodafone Turkey, stated: “Quality of experience is our top priority, and we are proud of the high level of service we provide our customers. As the demand for our live streaming, VoD, and application services grows, we want to continuously collaborate with content publishers serving Turkey to build the necessary infrastructure to deliver top-quality experiences. Partnering with Cisco and Qwilt provides us with a new way to enable content delivery from within service provider networks.
According to the companies, this new network can improve scalability in content delivery. In turn, it enables Vodafone Turkey to offer its customers a high-quality viewing experience.
Vodafone can leverage Qwilt’s cloud-based platform for scalable content delivery through this partnership. By caching and delivering content at the edge of its network, Vodafone Turkey can provide enhanced services with quality content delivery closer to its subscribers than any other commercial or private CDN, the companies say.
Alon Maor, CEO of Qwilt, said of the collaboration: “Through our edge caching model, Vodafone Turkey can further improve its central role in the end-to-end media value chain while embracing new monetization opportunities for content delivery.”
According to the executives, this architecture makes it cheaper to build network capacity and gives service providers the ability to reach their audiences more effectively than ever before. This new streaming model adheres to Open Caching guidelines the Streaming Video Technology Alliance set. It uses Cisco’s edge compute and networking infrastructure to offer the solution-as-a-service to Vodafone Turkey.
This new strategic relationship involving Cisco and Qwilt is another example of how the companies collaborate with industry leaders to bring the future of content delivery to customers worldwide. For example, Cisco and Qwilt also recently partnered with Windstream. This collaboration resulted in a combination of edge computing solutions that provides enhanced streaming performance for Windstream’s Kinetic Network in North America. Kinetic’s strengthened network delivery system gives the company more capacity to distribute different media content across the United States.
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