Qwilt Chosen by Wananchi Group to Optimize OTT Video Delivery & Improve QoE

Qwilt Chosen by Wananchi Group to Optimize OTT Video Delivery & Improve QoE Image Credit: Qwilt

Qwilt, a leading provider of online video delivery and open video caching solutions, announced that Wananchi, East Africa's leading home entertainment operator, has chosen Qwilt's open caching solution to optimize its over-the-top (OTT) video delivery and improve Quality of Experience (QoE) for its subscribers.

Wananchi will deploy Qwilt's Open Cache solution to minimize the network strain resulting from the launch of major new streaming services in Kenya. By analyzing OTT video traffic in real-time, Qwilt said that the solution is able to cache and deliver popular video content locally at the subscriber edge.

According to Qwilt, 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.

Joao Machado, Chief Technical Officer at Wananchi Group
As the number of OTT services in East Africa increases and the demand for content continues to grow exponentially, we chose Qwilt to help alleviate the strain on our networks. The results are outstanding -- we've seen average bit rate (ABR) improve by 300 percent and end users enjoy higher overall QoE.

Alon Maor, CEO and co-founder of Qwilt
Qwilt's open caching solution eliminates redundant video streams across operator networks, speeding up delivery and minimizing traffic during peak viewing times. We're excited to work with Wananchi Group to provide consumers with the QoE they expect and deserve.

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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