Verizon taps Qwilt’s open caching to drive better network performance

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Verizon said it's already seen a 20% reduction in core traffic in markets where the Qwilt solution is deployed.

Verizon will start using Qwilt's open-caching solution as a content and application delivery platform, hoping to improve network performance and enable new applications like AR, VR and 4K livestreaming.

“As demand for data and video services increases, Qwilt’s open caching solution helps our network meet today’s demand as well as creates the scalable network necessary for the future,” said Lee Hicks, vice president of Network Planning for Verizon, in a statement. “In fact, we’ve already seen a 20% reduction in core traffic in markets where the Qwilt solution is deployed.”

“Internet Service Providers are looking for solutions to scale their networks in response to the phenomenal growth of online video,” said Alon Maor, CEO and co-founder of Qwilt, in a statement. “Qwilt’s open caching solution results in an open architecture and an intelligent network for content and application delivery. We’re excited to work with Verizon to extend the reach and scale of our open caching solution and meet growing demand for online video services.”

Qwilt sells its solution as a fully managed service and includes analytics for insights into growth trends and network performance.

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The significant customer announcement for Qwilt comes shortly after the company announced a new partnership with CDN specialist Limelight Networks for integrated caching combining Limelight’s infrastructure and points of presence with Qwilt’s open caching for ISP networks.

“This is a significant milestone for the content delivery ecosystem as it marks the first time that a content delivery network and last-mile internet service providers have been tied together with open caching in a fully integrated system,” said Maor in a statement.