- TIM is the first service provider in Brazil to adopt the new open caching solutions available from Cisco, Qwilt and Digital Alpha to provide a high-quality streaming experience across its network on behalf of global content providers
- First solution of its kind combines a Qwilt CDN platform based on Open Caching, with edge computing and network infrastructure Cisco and Digital Alpha providing a unique funding model
- The new CDN solution will help TIM support increased data volumes and reduce costs
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, 18 December 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Cisco, Qwilt and Digital Alpha (DA) today announced that they are working with TEAM Brazil to bring their new Content Delivery Network (CDN) solution to the Brazilian market with new technology based on Open Caching. TIM is the first service provider to launch this new business model and Open Caching service in Brazil.
The new CDN solution will be implemented by NEC Brazil. Based on Open Caching, it will help prepare the TIM network to support increased data volumes and to improve the streaming experience across its network. Open Caching will also drive new revenue, helping TIM become an active part of the content delivery value chain to end users. This solution will help service providers reduce content delivery costs by introducing CDN capabilities within their networks and eliminating implementation costs through an innovative model.
Open Caching, an open architecture developed and supported by the Streaming Video Alliance, offers a platform that incorporates a content delivery infrastructure deployed deep within the service provider’s network, provides open APIs for content publishers as well as protection and security mechanisms.
It is designed to help service providers rapidly deploy an edge CDN footprint, and meet the needs of global and regional content providers for greater capacity, consistency in content delivery, and guaranteed performance.
Digital Alpha, a premier alternative asset manager with an exclusive collaboration agreement with Cisco, is an investment partner and provides CAPEX’s first risk-free and risk-free funding solution for TIM and other major telecom service providers worldwide. The partnership combines Qwilt’s innovative content delivery platform based on Open Caching with Cisco edge computing and network infrastructure to provide as-a-service solutions to service providers of all sizes worldwide. BT recently announced that it has implemented the solution in the UK.
“Our presence in open network solutions aligns with our strategy to maintain open infrastructure initiatives and build an environment for sustainable development. When we combine innovative solutions with differentiated services to customers, we are expanding the consumer experience in a unique movement in Brazil. We want to maintain service quality as one of the pillars of the TIM in the country, “said Leonardo Capdeville, CTIO, TIM Brazil.
“Starting this month, the first platform will be activated by the country, in a project that extends to 13 points in the Brazil TIM network, bringing quality content closer to consumers. We are proud to have partners who think like us, and who value the quality of service provided to TIM’s millions of customers across the country, ”said Alberto Griselli, CRO, TIM Brazil.
About TEAM Brazil
“To develop together with courage, to turn technology into freedom” is the goal of TIM, which operates throughout Brazil with telecommunications services, focused on the pillars of innovation, customer experience and agility. The company is known for leading important market movements from the very beginning of its operations in the country and is at the forefront of the digital transformation of society, in line with the hallmark of its brand: “Imagine the possibilities”. Since 2015, it has been a leader in 4G coverage in Brazil, connecting, including rural areas, to enable innovation in agribusiness. It is a pioneer in the activation of 5G networks in the country, with the creation of the Live Lab in 2019, and is ready for the next generation of mobile networks.
TEAM values diversity and promotes an increasingly inclusive culture, with a work environment based on respect. The company is the only one in the telecommunications sector to integrate the Novo Mercado B3, which is recognized as the highest level of corporate governance, apart from being on the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) for 12 consecutive years, becoming the operator for more consecutive periods in the portfolio this. It is also the first telephone company to be recognized by the Comptroller General of the Union (CGU) with the stamp “Pro-ethics”, an existing initiative with the aim of promoting a more honest, ethical, and transparent corporate environment. For more information, visit: https://www.tim.com.br
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Qwilt’s unique Edge Cloud and Open Caching software solutions help Internet Service Providers address the dramatic growth of streaming media on their networks and the need for low latency, high-scale infrastructure to support future applications. Qwilt’s cloud-managed open platform, running on commodity computing and storage infrastructure and deployed close to consumers, creates a massively distributed Edge Cloud that supports applications such as Open Caching, 4K Live Streaming, AR, VR, Self-Driving Cars, and IoT. This low latency Edge Cloud architecture enables high-quality streaming experiences for consumers at scale. More and more of the world’s leading cable, telecommunications and cellular service providers rely on Qwilt for Edge Cloud applications.
Qwilt is a Founding Member of the Streaming Video Alliance and a leader in the Open Caching industry movement. Founded in 2010 by industry veterans from Cisco and Juniper, Qwilt is supported by Accel Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, Cisco Ventures, Disrupt-ive, Innovation Endeavors, Marker and Redpoint Ventures. Learn more at www.qwilt.com.
About Digital Alpha
Digital Alpha Advisors, LLC. (DA) is an investment company focused on digital infrastructure and services required by the digital economy, with a strategic collaboration agreement with Cisco Systems, Inc. As part of this agreement, Digital Alpha prefers access to Cisco’s commercial opportunity pathway requiring equity financing. Digital Alpha believes that this is the first fund to focus on investing in private equity in the significant growth opportunities needed to support the Digital Economy, including smart cities, next-generation broadband networks, and enterprise data management and communications solutions. Digital Alpha was founded by Rick Shrotri, Head of the Global Infrastructure Funds (GIF) team at Cisco, and closed its first Fund – Digital Alpha Fund, LP – in 2017.
About the Open Caching Architecture of the Streaming Video Alliance
Cisco and Qwilt content delivery solutions are based on the Open Caching specification developed and approved by the 60+ Streaming Video Alliance (SVA) members over the past five years. The main objective of the Open Caching Working Group is to bring together the streaming ecosystem to create a new model for content delivery within internet service provider (ISP) networks. This industry initiative is driven by the belief that building and operating content delivery technology that is closer to consumers will improve streaming quality and increase network capacity.
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