NCTC and Qwilt launch joint initiative to modernize NCTC


News summary

  • NCTC and Qwilt have partnered to bring Qwilt CDN technology and services to NCTC members
  • Qwilt’s award-winning CDN solution will help NCTC members meet the growing demand for streaming within their networks with high-quality content delivery while reducing costs to scale network capacity
  • NCTC and Qwilt Offer CDN Upgrade to Eligible NCTC Members as well as Revenue Share from Future Content Delivery Services
  • Qwilt’s CDN solution is based on open caching from the Streaming Video Alliance

LENEXA, Kan. and REDWOOD CITY, Calif., November 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – NCTC and Qwilt today announced the launch of their joint initiative to upgrade NCTC member networks across the United States with technology and Qwilt’s CDN services based on Open Caching.

NCTC and Qwilt are offering this CDN upgrade to eligible NCTC members. The upgrade includes CDN hardware provided by Qwilt installed in NCTC member networks as well as Qwilt software and cloud services. Qwilt’s CDN service offers open APIs to content publishers, so every NCTC member who deploys this solution will be federated by Qwilt’s cloud service into a unified CDN, making it easier for content providers to integrate. Major content providers have already expressed their support for Open Caching as an attractive content delivery model and solution that they will use to meet their content delivery requirements in NCTC member networks.

Qwilt’s innovative content delivery model, which is establishing itself with service providers around the world, is based on Open Caching which was developed by the Streaming Video Alliance through a multi-year collaboration in the streaming ecosystem. Qwilt’s solution has already been deployed by major service providers around the world and has been in operation for many years, delivering high-quality content delivery for some of the world’s largest streaming platforms.

“In an ever-changing business climate, it is important for the NCTC to bring cutting edge supplier partners to our members and Qwilt is exactly that. Qwilt’s unique Edge Cloud platform and Open Caching software will help our members cope with the dramatic growth in media streaming on their networks and position them for the needs of their current and future customers. Said Lou Borrelli, CEO of NCTC.

“NCTC’s goal is to bring the most impactful technology solutions and offerings to our members,” said Jared Baumann, vice president of technology innovation, NCTC. “Our strategic partnership with Qwilt will not only help our members deliver content in the most efficient manner, but it will also turn the tide by allowing our operators to now monetize the traffic carried through their networks. “

“The way we consume video has changed and content delivery must evolve with it,” said Alon Maor, CEO and co-founder of Qwilt. “Our shared vision is to help NCTC members enable open caching in their networks as a central component of their broadband infrastructure. Together with the NCTC, we will help their members establish a content delivery platform that will serve as the basis for today’s applications and new experiences to come.

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About NCTC

The National Cable Television Cooperative, Inc. (NCTC) is a Kansas-based not-for-profit corporation that operates as a programming, broadband solutions and equipment purchasing organization for its member companies serving 40 million broadband and video customers across the United States and its territories. The NCTC seeks 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 across the United States, in programming and technology acquisition. The NCTC is actively engaged in helping network providers and vendors evolve their business models to deploy new video / data solutions adapted to the changing media landscape.

About Qwilt

Qwilt’s unique Edge Cloud platform and Open Caching software and cloud solutions help Internet service providers cope with the dramatic growth of media streaming on their networks and the need for low latency, high infrastructure. scale to support future applications. Qwilt’s cloud-managed open platform, running on core compute and storage infrastructure and deployed close to consumers, creates a massively distributed edge cloud that supports applications such as Open Caching, 4K Live Streaming , AR, VR, Auto-Driving Cars and IoT. This low-latency edge cloud architecture enables a high-quality streaming experience for consumers at scale. A growing number of the world’s leading providers of cable, telecommunications and mobile services rely on Qwilt for Edge Cloud applications.

Qwilt is a founding member of the Streaming Video Alliance and a leader of the Open Caching industry movement. Founded in 2010 by industry veterans from Cisco and Juniper, Qwilt is backed by Accel Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, Cisco Ventures, Disrupt-ive, Innovation Endeavors, Marker and Redpoint Ventures. Learn more about Qwilt. Follow us on Twitter @Qwilt.

Streaming Video Alliance Open Caching Architecture

Cisco and Qwilt’s content delivery solution is based on Open Caching specifications developed and endorsed by the Streaming Video Alliance (SVA), an industry forum with more than 80 members, over the past five years. SVA’s Open Caching Working Group, co-chaired by Qwilt, brings together the streaming ecosystem to create a new model for delivering content within Internet Service Provider (ISP) networks. This Open Caching industry initiative is driven by the belief that creating and operating content delivery technology that is closer to consumers will improve the quality of streaming and increase network capacity.


        
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