NCTC and Qwilt Launch Joint Initiative to Upgrade NCTC Member Networks with Next Generation Content Delivery Technology and Services

News Summary

  • NCTC and Qwilt have partnered to offer NCTC members CDN technology and services from Qwilt
  • Qwilt’s award winning CDN solution will help NCTC members support increasing streaming demand within their networks with high quality content delivery while reducing costs to scale network capacity
  • NCTC and Qwilt are offering a CDN upgrade to qualifying NCTC members along with a revenue share of future content delivery services
  • Qwilt’s CDN solution is based on Open Caching from the Streaming Video Alliance

NCTC and Qwilt today announced the launch of their joint initiative to upgrade NCTC member networks across the United States with Qwilt’s CDN technology and services based on Open Caching.

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NCTC and Qwilt are offering this CDN upgrade to qualifying NCTC members. The upgrade includes Qwilt-provided CDN hardware installed in NCTC member networks as well as Qwilt software and cloud services. Qwilt’s CDN service offers open APIs to content publishers so every NCTC member that deploys this solution will be federated together by Qwilt’s cloud service into a unified CDN, making onboarding for content providers simple. Major content providers have already expressed their support for Open Caching as an attractive model for content delivery and a solution they will use to meet their content delivery requirements in NCTC member networks.

Qwilt’s innovative model for content delivery, taking hold with service providers around the world, is based on Open Caching which was developed by the Streaming Video Alliance through a multi-year collaboration across the streaming ecosystem. Qwilt’s solution has already been deployed by major service providers around the world and has been operational for many years, providing high quality delivery of content for some of the world’s largest streaming platforms.

“In an ever-changing business climate, it’s important for NCTC to bring cutting edge supplier partners to our members and Qwilt is just that. Qwilt’s unique Edge Cloud Platform and Open Caching software will help our members address the dramatic growth of streaming media on their networks and position them for their current and future customer needs.” Said Lou Borrelli, CEO NCTC.

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“NCTC’s goal is to bring the most impactful technology solutions and offers to our membership,” said Jared Baumann, VP Technology Innovation, NCTC. “Our strategic partnership with Qwilt will not only help our members to deliver content in the most efficient manor, but it also turns the tables by allowing our operators to now monetize the traffic that their networks are carrying.”

“The way we consume video has changed, and content delivery must change with it,” said Alon Maor, CEO and Co-founder of Qwilt. “Our shared vision is to help NCTC members enable Open Caching in their networks as a core component of their broadband infrastructure. Together with NCTC, we will help their members establish a content delivery platform that will serve as a foundation for today’s applications and new experiences coming in the future.”

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