US firms Qwilt and Limelight Networks have formed a technology partnership that will leverage their respective strengths in transparent caching and content delivery networks to develop an end-to-end video delivery architecture that delivers over-the-top (OTT) content as close to viewers as possible.
The two companies plan to combine Limelight’s expertise in optimising long haul (transit) networks by delivering content directly to the operator network, and Qwilt’s know-how in optimising the short haul network by caching and delivering video at the network edge, close to the consumer.
By delivering content as close as possible to the viewer, the solution is expected to reduce infrastructure scaling costs for operators and improve the quality of experience (QoE) for their subscribers, according to the two companies.
Peter Coppola, vice president of market development at Limelight, said: “We want to enable massive consumption of video by delivering the content as close to the consumer as possible. The combination of our world-class video CDN and Qwilt’s video caching technology will enable the next wave of online streaming media consumption.”