Afrihost selects Qwilt to improve online video quality in South Africa

Afrihost, South Africa’s leading Internet Services Provider, has chosen Qwilt’s open caching solution to optimize streaming video delivery and improve Quality of Experience (QoE) for its customers. By deploying Qwilt’s Open Cache solution, Afrihost is able to improve QoE for newly launched streaming services in South Africa.


By analyzing OTT video traffic in real-time, Qwilt’s solution is able to cache and deliver popular video content locally at the subscriber edge. With network congestion continuing to plague operators worldwide, removing the need for duplicate streams from origin sites or content delivery networks (CDNs) is essential to controlling the cost of network infrastructure. Deploying a comprehensive open cache solution to manage OTT, VOD and live streaming video in operator networks results in better preparation for the future of online video and ultimately delivers a high-quality consumer viewing experience.


“At Afrihost, we are 100% committed to making sure our customers get great value and outstanding service. As the number of OTT services in South Africa increases and the demand for content continues to grow, we chose Qwilt to improve the quality of our customer’s experience”, said Brendan Armstrong, Chief Technology Officer at Afrihost.


“By implementing Qwilt’s open caching solution, we were able to improve the quality of content delivery. The business outcomes are outstanding — both quality of experience and network scaling costs improve — a win-win for the Afrihost team and our customers,” he added.


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