Qwilt, Telefónica team for Spain content delivery
March 22, 2023
Spanish multiplay telco Telefónica, through its Telefónica Soluciones area, and connected experience delivery specialist Qwilt have reached an agreement to implement a content distribution system based on the union of both companies’ technologies.
Through this alliance, Qwilt expands its coverage and delivery capacity in Spain by relying on Telefónica’s Content Distribution Network (TCDN) deployed in Telefonica’s network, which ensures fast, high-quality, and seamless delivery with no interruptions.
Telefónica already delivers Movistar Plus+ content through its TCDN, a self-developed product that has the highest capillarity and points of presence in Spain, and Qwilt has an extensive network of servers installed in other service provider networks around the world. This new integration is based on open APIs and content exchange between both CDNs, which allows Qwilt traffic to be delivered to customers with access to Telefónica connectivity, achieving a common goal: to improve the end-user experience.
In addition, this project becomes the first commercial integration based entirely on Open Caching standards promoted by the Streaming Video Technology Alliance (SVTA), to which both companies belong. This facilitates the delivery of content from third parties through the two CDNs in a transparent manner, benefiting both from Qwilt’s global server deployment operation around the world and from the physical proximity of the TCDN to Telefónica customers.
“Internet traffic is increasing rapidly, and content providers need delivery services that are increasingly efficient in light of the competition we are witnessing for Internet bandwidth,” notes Francisco Javier Pascual, Director of Product Marketing, Telefónica Companies. “With this agreement, Telefónica’s TCDN and Qwilt’s delivery capacity are strengthened, but, above all, we make sure that consumers of the content within Telefónica’s network are satisfied.”
“As one of Spain’s leading service providers, Telefónica is a fantastic addition to our global network and allows us to further develop our content delivery service offering,” added Alon Maor, CEO of Qwilt. “We are delighted to see such rapid momentum from our global partners as we continue to build the highest performing edge delivery network in the world.”