Link Net Partners with Qwilt and Cisco to Enhance Content Delivery Network for Millions of Homes in Indonesia

PT Link Net Tbk, operating under the brand First Media and renowned as one of Indonesia’s leading providers of fixed broadband internet and cable TV services, has embarked on a strategic collaboration with Qwilt and Cisco to deploy a cutting-edge Content Delivery Network (CDN) solution.
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This initiative aims to significantly elevate the quality and delivery capacity of Link Net’s streaming applications, benefiting over 3 million households across Indonesia.

Under this partnership, Link Net will integrate Qwilt’s Open Caching-based architecture deeply into its network edge. This integration will support the handling of increased data volumes across the network, resulting in a substantial improvement in streaming experiences for subscribers.

Furthermore, the collaboration with Qwilt and Cisco empowers Link Net to strengthen its content delivery infrastructure while offering an open Application Programming Interface (API) to content publishers. Content creators in the region will be able to ensure the delivery of their content at the highest quality standards.

The initial phase of this deployment will cover 27 cities across Indonesia, marking a significant milestone in the efforts of Qwilt and Cisco to create the world’s largest federated CDN. This collaborative endeavor holds the potential to benefit content publishers, service providers, and consumers globally.

Marlo Budiman, President Director & CEO of PT Link Net Tbk, expressed the significance of this partnership in delivering exceptional customer experiences.

He also highlighted Link Net’s commitment to partnering with various content publishers, including OTT streaming platforms like CATCHPLAY+, CinemaWorld On Demand, HBO GO, Lionsgate Play, MOLA, Viu, and Vision+. This collaboration aims to meet the surging demands for live streaming, video-on-demand, and application services, ensuring a consistently superior quality of experience.

Theodore Tzevelekis, Vice President at Cisco Networking, emphasized the innovative platform’s potential for high-quality streaming experiences and future edge computing use cases.

Alon Maor, CEO and Co-Founder of Qwilt, expressed delight at Link Net joining their global federation of service providers through the deployment of the Open Edge solution. He noted that Link Net’s adoption of Open Caching empowers the next generation of content experiences in Indonesia, strengthens the content delivery value chain, and expands monetization opportunities.

Currently, more than 150 service providers worldwide have partnered with Qwilt to enable the open edge in their networks, serving over one billion unique subscribers globally. These partnerships span across regions, including North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, and EMEA, solidifying Qwilt’s position as a global leader in CDN solutions.