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Wananchi chooses Qwilt solution

August 5, 2016

Wananchi, East Africa’s leading home entertainment operator, has chosen Qwilt’s open caching solution to optimise OTT video delivery and improve Quality of Experience (QoE) for its subscribers. By deploying Qwilt’s Open Cache solution, Wananchi was able to minimise the network strain resulting from the launch of major new streaming services in Kenya.

“At Wananchi, our goal is to revolutionise communications by delivering high-quality, cost-effective services for our customers,” said 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 per cent and end users enjoy higher overall QoE. By implementing Qwilt’s open caching solution, we were able to take control of content delivery — which means we are building a more intelligent, resilient and stable network.”

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