Telefónica, through its Telefónica Soluciones area, and North American company Qwilt reached an agreement to implement a content distribution system based on the union of both companies’ technologies.
Through this alliance, Qwilt expands its coverage and delivery capacity in Spain by relying on Telefónica’s content distribution network (TCDN) deployed in Telefonica’s network.
Telefónica already delivers Movistar Plus+ content through its TCDN, and Qwilt has an extensive network of servers installed in other service provider networks around the world. This new integration is based on open APIs and content exchange between both CDNs, which allows Qwilt traffic to be delivered to customers with access to Telefónica connectivity, achieving a common goal: to improve the end-user experience.
Qwilt also claimed that the project is the first commercial integration based entirely on open caching standards promoted by the Streaming Video Technology Alliance (SVTA), to which both companies belong. This facilitates the delivery of content from third parties through the two CDNs in a transparent manner.
Francisco Javier Pascual, director of product marketing, Telefónica Companies, said: “Internet traffic is increasing rapidly, and content providers need delivery services that are increasingly efficient in light of the competition we are witnessing for Internet bandwidth. With this agreement, Telefónica’s TCDN and Qwilt’s delivery capacity are strengthened, but, above all, we make sure that consumers of the content within Telefónica’s network are satisfied.”
Alon Maor, CEO of Qwilt, added: “As one of Spain’s leading service providers, Telefónica is a fantastic addition to our global network and allows us to further develop our content delivery service offering. We are delighted to see such rapid momentum from our global partners as we continue to build the highest performing edge delivery network in the world.”