Qwilt, Telefónica to provide content delivery services in Spain

by Anna Munhin Mar 23, 2023 News
Qwilt, Telefónica to provide content delivery services in Spain
The alliance, based on the union of both companies’ technologies and delivered through the Telefónica Soluciones division, will see Qwilt expands its coverage and delivery capacity in Spain by relying on the Telefónica Content Distribution Network (TCDN) deployed in the telco’s network and which is claimed to ensure fast, high-quality, and seamless delivery with no interruptions. Telefónica already delivers Movistar Plus+ content through its TCDN, a self-developed product that is said to offer the highest capillarity and points of presence in Spain. For its part, Qwilt boasts “an extensive” network of servers installed in other service provider networks around the world.

The goal of the new integration is to improve the end- user experience by allowing Qwilt traffic to be delivered to customers with access to the Telefnica network.

The project is believed to be the first commercial integration based on the Open Caching standards promoted by the Streaming Video Technology Alliance. It facilitates the delivery of content from third parties through the two CDNs in a transparent manner, benefiting both from Qwilt's global server deployment operation around the world and from the physical proximity of the TCDN to Telefnica customers.

“Internet traffic is increasing rapidly, and content providers need delivery services that are increasingly efficient in light of the competition we are witnessing for Internet bandwidth,” commented Francisco Javier Pascual, director of product marketing, Telefónica Companies. “With this agreement, Telefónica's TCDN and Qwilt's delivery capacity are strengthened, but, above all, we make sure that consumers of the content within Telefónica's network are satisfied.”

One of Spain's leading service providers, Telefnica is a fantastic addition to our global network and allows us to further develop our content delivery service offering. As we continue to build the highest performing edge delivery network in the world, we are delighted to see that our global partners are following suit.