Qwilt to Scale Streaming Content Delivery for PTCL Subscribers across Pakistan

Pakistan’s Leading Mobile, Broadband and Internet Services Provider Deploys Qwilt’s Content Delivery and Open Caching Solution to Optimize Network and Improve Streaming Quality

REDWOOD CITY, CA – May 22, 2018 – Qwilt, a leading provider of content delivery and open caching solutions, announced today that PTCL, a leading mobile and broadband telecommunications and internet services provider in Pakistan, has chosen Qwilt’s award-winning open caching solution for content delivery for its OTT customers and to improve Quality of Experience (QoE) for its subscribers. By deploying Qwilt’s content delivery and open caching solution, PTCL is looking to scale its network in response to the dramatic growth of streaming video services in Pakistan.

“PTCL’s internet services are designed for users to help them experience unmatched performance, reliability and affordability,” said Saad Muzaffar Waraich, Chief Technology and Information Officer, PTCL. “Our OTT streaming services have been growing at a rapid pace. As we expect more dramatic growth in the coming years, we have decided to expand our existing CDN and go closer to the customer and I believe Qwilt’s content delivery solution can potentially provide the required foundation we need. Thanks to Qwilt, we have successfully created an efficient, intelligent and resilient network with content delivery architecture that can scale quickly to meet our needs. For PTCL, the business outcomes are outstanding.”

By analysing OTT video traffic in real-time, Qwilt’s open cache solution, deployed deep in ISP networks, can cache and deliver popular video content locally, close to subscribers optimising streaming for both network utilisation and quality of experience. The result is a comprehensive and open architecture that can manage OTT, VOD and live streaming video in operator networks. This new open architecture is the foundation which enables network scaling to support the future of online video streaming.

“The extraordinary growth of online video streaming has prompted internet service providers to embrace an open architecture to scale their networks and deliver a high quality experience to their customers,” said Mark Fisher, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Qwilt. He said, Qwilt’s open caching is the open architecture solution that allows operators to scale their networks for content delivery. “We are excited to work with PTCL to extend the reach of our content delivery and open caching solution to meet surging demand for online video streaming in Pakistan,” he added.

Qwilt’s open cache solution is engineered specifically for high performance and scalable content delivery in the demanding environment of high capacity operator networks. The solution is delivered as a fully managed service to speed deployment and streamline ongoing operation. The broader operator organisation—including network planning, engineering and operations teams—benefits from comprehensive media analytics, which offer insights into growth trends, content sources and consumer preferences. By relying on open caching for online video delivery at the network edge, operators can substantially reduce network capital and operational costs, since a typical open-cache deployment yields a return-on-investment (ROI) in less than a year.

About PTCL

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) is the largest integrated Information Communication Technology (ICT) Company of Pakistan. With a humble start from a telephone and telegraph department in 1947, it has evolved to offer latest digital and telecommunication technologies today. It acts as the communication backbone for the country with the largest fiber cable network that spans from Khyber to Karachi and submarine cables connecting Pakistan to the world. For more information, visit www.ptcl.com.pk.

About Qwilt

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

Qwilt is a Founding Member of the Streaming Video Alliance as well as 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 at www.qwilt.com.

To get in touch with Qwilt regarding its deployments in the region, visit https://www.qwilt.com/contact/ and direct inquiries to Nick Lincoln, VP SEA, nickl@qwilt.com.

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