TIM Brazil Picks Cisco, Qwilt and Digital Alpha to adopt open caching solution

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Cisco, Qwilt and Digital Alpha (DA) are working with TIM Brazil to bring their new Content Delivery Network (CDN) solution to the Brazilian market with a new technology based on Open Caching. TIM is the first service provider to launch this new business model and Open Caching service in Brazil.

The new CDN solution will be implemented by NEC Brazil. Based on Open Caching, it will help prepare TIM’s network to support increasing data volumes and to improve the streaming experience across its entire network.

Open Caching will also drive new revenue, helping TIM to become an active part of the content delivery value chain to end users. The solution will help service providers to reduce content delivery costs by introducing CDN capabilities inside their networks and eliminate deployment costs through the innovative model.

Open Caching, an open architecture developed and endorsed by the Streaming Video Alliance, offers a platform that federates content delivery infrastructure deployed deep inside service provider networks, providing open APIs for content publishers as well as protection and security mechanisms.

It is designed to help service providers quickly deploy an edge CDN footprint, and addresses the needs of global and regional content providers for more capacity, consistency in content delivery and performance assurance.

Digital Alpha, a premier alternative asset manager with an exclusive collaboration agreement with Cisco, is the investing partner and is providing a first-of-its-kind risk and CAPEX-free funding solution to TIM and other major telecom service providers around the world. This partnership combines Qwilt’s innovative content delivery 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. BT recently announced it has implemented the solution in the UK.

“Our presence in an open network solution is aligned with our strategy to defend open infrastructure initiatives and establishes an environment for ongoing development. When we combine an innovative solution with a differentiated service to customers, we are expanding the consumer experience in a unique movement in Brazil. We want to maintain quality services as one of TIM’s pillars in the country,” said Leonardo Capdeville, CTIO, TIM Brazil.

“Starting this month, the first platforms will be activated by the country, in a project that extends to 13 points in TIM Brazil network, bringing quality content closer to the consumer. We are proud to have partners who think just like us, and who value the quality of the service delivered to millions of TIM customers across the country,” said Alberto Griselli, CRO, TIM Brazil.