The Open edge Cloud For Service Providers

The Edge Cloud Solution for Mobile, Telco and Cable Network Service Providers

The Open Edge Cloud Means New Possibilities

Qwilt’s Open Edge Cloud solution for service providers changes the conversation. It’s a new architecture for content delivery and more. It relies on edge computing to create network capacity in a different form so you can scale for less and serve streaming content and higher quality from the edge. Furthermore, the Open Edge Cloud places you back into the content delivery value chain so you can activate new business models and revenue streams. It’s time to go to the edge.

Qwilt and Cisco Are Partnering to Enable the Service Provider Edge Cloud for Content Delivery

BT Deploys Qwilt

"At BT we connect for good and streaming video has never been more important than in today’s challenging times. Our mission at BT is to ensure our customers have the best experience every time and with record levels of streaming we needed to disrupt the status quo. Qwilt’s pioneering open caching platform together with Cisco’s cloud infrastructure gives BT the first 5G MEC capability in the UK to deliver premium quality video and on demand services.”

Neil McRae, Chief Architect, Managing Director for Architecture and Technology Strategy, BT

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Going to the Edge

Qwilt’s Open Edge Cloud for service providers dramatically reduces the cost of building network capacity, improves delivery quality, and opens the door to new business models, customers and revenue from content publishers.

Our unique solution delivers CDN functionality over an edge computing infrastructure, pushing content caching and delivery closer to end users than ever before. This edge cloud can be utilized by other virtual network function (VNF)-based services and for other edge computing workloads, making it cost effective to distribute throughout the service provider's network and enabling easy and rapid scaling to meet growing demand. Based on Open Caching from the Streaming Video Alliance, Qwilt's Open Edge Cloud utilizes cloud-based APIs and services to federate many Qwilt-enabled service provider edge clouds around the world into a global, unified content delivery platform. With one connection to Qwilt's cloud-based APIs, publishers can access the global network.

Service Provicer Benefits Diagram
  • 1

    Cost Reduction

    Reduce network costs to build capacity for managed and OTT content delivery

  • 2

    Improved QoE

    Edge delivery means low latency, higher quality delivery of live and on demand video streams to consumers

  • 3

    Service Monetization

    New content delivery service offering for the OTT content providers

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Verizon Deploys Qwilt

“As demand for data and video services increases, Qwilt’s solution helps our network meet today’s demand as well as creates the scalable network necessary for the future.”

Lee Hicks, Vice President of Network Planning for Verizon

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Qwilt and Cisco are building the next-generation CDN at the true edge of service provider networks

Superior Quality, More Capacity.

Get closer to your users than ever before by tapping directly into their service provider network to offer a superior viewing experience.

CDN Evolution

1st Gen

1995-2010

Centralized CDNs

1 TO 10 Tbps

2nd Gen

2010-2020

Today's CDN with APIs

10 TO 500 Tbps

3rd Gen

Service Provider embedded edge

500 TO 50,000 Tbps

Qwilt and Cisco are building the next-generation CDN at the true edge of service provider networks

Superior Quality, More Capacity.

Get closer to your users than ever before by tapping directly into their service provider network to offer a superior viewing experience.

CDN Evolution

1st Gen

1995-2010

Centralized CDNs

1 TO 10 Tbps

2nd Gen

2010-2020

Today's CDN with APIs

10 TO 500 Tbps

3rd Gen

Service Provider embedded edge

500 TO 50,000 Tbps

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The New Edge:
Deeply embedded in the last mile service provider network

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Take a closer look at just three of our many global service provider partner networks

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Their Edge

Other CDNs have built a few pops in a country or region for content delivery.

They often call this the 'edge.' Our solution moves the edge deep inside the last mile service provider network to a local city or even a neighborhood. This means your content is closer than ever before to your users. Deeply embedded also means our edge nodes are downstream of potential congestion points in the core or at peering sites.

Qwilt Brings You Closer — Deeply Embedded, Highly Distributed

Where their 'edge' is 1 or 2 nodes, our EDGE is 20, 50 or 100 nodes – 10x to 50x more

Looking at examples in our service provider partner networks – such as Verizon in the US, BT in the UK and TIM in Brazil – the stark difference in our approach becomes clear. When another CDN covers a country, they may have a few nodes deployed (e.g. 2 in the UK, 2 in Brazil). When Qwilt covers the same country, we may have 20, 50 or 100 nodes distributed across the nation. Qwilt can get you closer to the end user than you ever thought possible.

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Their Edge

Other CDNs have built a few pops in a country or region for content delivery.

They often call this the 'edge.' Our solution moves the edge deep inside the last mile service provider network to a local city or even a neighborhood. This means your content is closer than ever before to your users. Deeply embedded also means our edge nodes are downstream of potential congestion points in the core or at peering sites.

Map with magnified sections of Qwilt's Edge network

Qwilt Brings You Closer — Deeply Embedded, Highly Distributed

Where their 'edge' is 1 or 2 nodes, our EDGE is 20, 50 or 100 nodes – 10x to 50x more

Looking at examples in our service provider partner networks – such as Verizon in the US, BT in the UK and TIM in Brazil – the stark difference in our approach becomes clear. When another CDN covers a country, they may have a few nodes deployed (e.g. 2 in the UK, 2 in Brazil). When Qwilt covers the same country, we may have 20, 50 or 100 nodes distributed across the nation. Qwilt can get you closer to the end user than you ever thought possible.

Telecom Argentina Deploys Qwilt

"We embrace this new [open caching-based CDN] model giving us the opportunity to work directly with the world’s major content providers to reduce operational costs, improve network capacity and elevate the streaming video quality for our customers to the level they expect."

Roberto Daniel Nobile, CEO, Telecom Argentina

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Qwilt and Cisco Are Partnering to Enable the Service Provider Edge Cloud for Content Delivery

This full stack, turn-key, managed content delivery solution is offered through a partnership with Cisco and Qwilt, combining Qwilt’s innovative content delivery platform – based on Open Caching – with Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS) and Nexus 9000 switches for edge compute and critical networking infrastructure.

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“Streaming video may be the killer app for the internet, but it doesn’t have to KILL the internet. With streaming video expected to represent north of 80% of traffic flowing through service provider networks in the coming years, content delivery is the first of potentially many services they can deploy from within to monetize their edge footprint in the 5G era. Marking this milestone together with Qwilt and Digital Alpha to enable edge cloud services for service providers, we can change the economics of the internet for the future, and help customers such as BT manage video traffic more effectively.”

Jonathan Davidson, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mass Scale Infrastructure Group, Cisco

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Telecom Italia Deploys Qwilt

Telecom Italia deployed Qwilt’s open caching solution to boost network capacity and improve quality of over-the-top (OTT) streaming video for its more than 30 million customers in Italy.

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