Cisco, Qwilt and Digital Alpha (DA) have announced continued momentum with global service providers to deploy Open Caching , with Telecom Argentina ready to bring its new as-a-service Content Delivery Network (CDN) solution to the Argentinian market.
Featuring Digital Alpha as the investing partner providing a unique funding solution to deploy the solution capex-free, this new model for content delivery combines Qwilt’s innovative CDN platform based on Open Caching, with Cisco’s edge compute and networking infrastructure to deliver the solution as-a-service to service providers of all sizes around the world.
Telecom Argentina, the largest communications provider in Argentina, is the first service provider to launch this new business model and Open Caching service in the country. The new CDN will help Telecom Argentina’s network support increasing data volume and improve the streaming experience across its entire network. Open Caching will also help to drive new services revenue, enabling Telecom Argentina to become an active part of the content delivery value chain.
“Today’s announcement is the outcome of a deep collaboration among the partners,” said Roberto Daniel Nobile, CEO, Telecom Argentina. “Our unified leadership and focus helped us reach an agreement and plan for deployment in record time with introductions, presentations, evaluations, technical deep dives and commercial negotiations handled via Webex due to pandemic travel restrictions. We embrace this new model giving us the opportunity to work directly with the world’s major content providers to reduce operational costs, improve network capacity and elevate the streaming video quality for our customers to the level they expect.”
Telecom Argentina is a connectivity and entertainment solutions company with more than 23,000 employees throughout the country. The company has more than 28 million customers and offers them a secure, flexible, and dynamic service, on all their devices, with high-speed fixed and mobile connections, and a live and on-demand content platform that integrates series, movies, gaming, music, and TV shows. It is present in Paraguay with mobile service and in Uruguay, with pay television.