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Digicel signs Affirmed Networks for virtualization and Qwilt for video

Digicel offersTelecom operator Digicel has selected Affirmed Networks for its virtualized Mobile Content Cloud (MCC) solution and Qwilt for its cache solution to boost network capacity and improve over-the-top (OTT) streaming.

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Recently, Digicel announced Digicel 2030 transformation program to provide superior superfast network experience to customers in 31 markets. Digicel aims to make investment in virtualized architecture to start LTE and 5G in the near future.

Affirmed Networks

Affirmed Networks will supply its virtualized mobile networks solution for deployment across the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific.

Affirmed Networks’ virtualized Mobile Content Cloud solution enables Digicel to deploy a distributed virtualized network delivering consumer, enterprise and IoT service offerings across their dispersed geographies.

“Our move to a virtualized architecture allows us to put in place a network capable of handling the unique needs and requirements of subscribers across diverse markets,” said Colm Delves, group CEO of Digicel.

Affirmed Networks has more than 50 customers across five continents. Hassan Ahmed, chairman and CEO of Affirmed Networks, was instrumental in signing the deal with Digicel.

Qwilt

Qwilt, a provider of content delivery and open caching solutions, has deployed its cache solution to boost network capacity and improve over-the-top (OTT) streaming for its customers.

The strategy of Digicel is deliver enhanced quality of experience (QoE) for its customers using online video and live streaming services.

“Deployment of Qwilt’s caching solution is a milestone as we continue to meet the growing demands of our customers who are relying more and more on OTT video for everything,” said John Quinn, chief technical officer (CTO) at Digicel Play.

Qwilt’s open cache solution analyzes OTT video traffic in real-time, stores and delivers popular video content locally, close to subscribers, and optimize streaming for both network utilization and quality of experience.

“Network operators are looking for solutions to scale their networks and satisfy their subscribers,” said Alon Maor, CEO and co-founder of Qwilt.

Qwilt said it delivers its open cache solution as a managed service to speed up deployment and streamline ongoing operation.

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