Qwilt Selected by Afrihost for OTT in SA

Qwilt, a provider of online video delivery and open video caching solutions, in conjunction with local partner Three6Five, announced that Afrihost, a South African Internet Service Provider, has chosen Qwilt’s open caching solution to optimise streaming video delivery and improve Quality of Experience (QoE) for its customers. By deploying Qwilt’s Open Cache solution, Afrihost is able to improve QoE for newly launched streaming services in South Africa.

By analyzing OTT video traffic in real-time, Qwilt’s solution is said to be able to cache and deliver popular video content locally at the subscriber edge. With network congestion continuing to plague operators worldwide, removing the need for duplicate streams from origin sites or content delivery networks (CDNs) is essential to controlling the cost of network infrastructure. Deploying a comprehensive open cache solution to manage OTT, VOD and live streaming video in operator networks results in better preparation for the future of online video and ultimately delivers a high quality consumer viewing experience.