Vodafone Tanzania Deploys Content-Caching Solution at Edge of Mobile Network

Vodafone Tanzania Deploys Content-Caching Solution at Edge of Mobile Network Image Credit: Vodafone

Vodacom Tanzania, the largest wireless telecommunications network in Tanzania in terms of subscribers is deploying a content-caching solution at the edge of mobile network to cater for the increasing demand for better broadband and streaming services. A continuous rise in the use of smart devices to view videos, download movies and stream live events has been intensifying this demand. 

To cater for the growth in traffic as well as the demand from subscribers for more bandwidth, the Operator has selected PeerApp UltraBand to offload the end-to-end content stream and deliver content from the edge of the network, close to subscribers, providing a seamless end user experience. According to Peerapp, UltraBand improves QoE by delivering content locally, close to subscribers, eliminating buffering and stalls, while increasing operational efficiency.

Peerapp claims that many MNOs deploy UltraBand to give them a competitive edge by delivering the best QoE in their market. According to the company, subscribers churn less and express satisfaction with seamless services that it makes possible.

Ashutosh Tiwary, Vodacom’s Chief Officer Marketing
Our network services over 12 million subscribers who use their mobile devices for an ever-growing variety of network services. We must have a solution that scales with the growing demand for content and that allow us to give our subscribers a consistent quality of experience wherever they are, whatever they do.

Kiran Pande, Regional Vice President at PeerApp
 Trying to deliver myriad streams from their points of origin, across the network and onto countless subscriber devices causes network congestion. UltraBand delivers the content locally, close to subscribers, keeping the network free and clear of bottlenecks.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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