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Qwilt & Altiostar Showcase at MWC 2016 Integrated Open Cache and vRAN Solution at Mobile World Congress
Demonstration to Reveal How Unified Offering Will Help Mobile Operators Drastically Reduce Network Latency and Improve Viewer QoE
REDWOOD CITY, CA–(Feb 17, 2016) – This year, 50 percent of all streamed video will be watched on mobile devices. In preparation for this streaming video onslaught, Qwilt, the leading provider of online video delivery and open caching solutions, and Altiostar, a leader in NFV Cloud RAN (V-RAN) infrastructure, today announced that they will showcase their fully integrated V-RAN and open cache offering for mobile operators at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Hall 6, Stand 6M56, on February 22-25, 2016. This integration of solutions was developed to tackle the booming demand for mobile video streaming created by live and on-demand OTT services.
“Mobile users are streaming more video than ever, placing a significant strain on mobile networks, which are not yet optimized to handle live and on-demand video,” said Alon Maor, CEO and co-founder of Qwilt. “Our next-generation open caching solution, designed specifically for the high demands of video delivery at the edge, combined with Altiostar’s V-RAN technology, allows millions of subscribers to watch concurrent streams while maintaining a high quality of experience and optimizing network operator RAN resources.”
At the event, Qwilt and Altiostar will be demonstrating the delivery of live event video streams through Open Caching Virtual Network Function (VNF) — using Qwilt Open Cache running in a fully virtualized network environment and integrated with the Altiostar vRAN.
Altiostar’s expertise in eNodeB technology and growing leadership in C-RAN technology, an emerging category of mobile network infrastructure, combined with Qwilt Open Caching capability creates a best-in-class, next generation network infrastructure for mobile operators scrambling to support networks straining from video demand. The solution dramatically reduces network latency and improves viewer QoE, resulting in substantial increase in RAN efficiency, network capacity and dramatic improvement in capital utilization. In addition, mobile operators can optimize their backhaul capacity spend, thereby tackling the next bottleneck in LTE networks.
Qwilt addresses the impact of OTT video on operator networks with a unified, turnkey solution that combines open caching, video delivery and analytics technologies deployed at the subscriber edge. The Qwilt Video Fabric optimizes 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. Qwilt is a founding member of the Streaming Video Alliance, a new industry forum building the open architecture for streaming. 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 at www.qwilt.com.
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