Mediatti adopts PeerApp caching for online video

Parent Category: News | 06-11-2013
Mediatti Broadband Communications has selected PeerApp’s UltraBand transparent caching platform to deliver Internet video and data content with quality of service to U.S. military bases. Mediatti, which is owned by Liberty Global and certain funds of the Olympus Capital Asia private equity group, provides broadband Internet service and cable television programming to all of the U.S. military bases located in Okinawa, Japan. But serving these communities presents unique challenges. Mediatti’s customers use almost 80% more data per month than the typical U.S. household and demand is highly variable based on large-scale personnel movements. A high proportion of this content originates from the U.S. mainland, exposing it to delays from trans-Pacific links. PeerApp UltraBand helps operators deliver content and manage spikes in demand by automatically detecting and storing popular content, and delivering it locally. This has the double-benefit of accelerating content delivery while reducing dependence on bandwidth-constrained overseas links. “Our customers regularly tell me the Internet is their lifeline while serving our country in a distant location such as Okinawa,” said Mike Erickson, president and CEO of Mediatti. “Our investment in the PeerApp UltraBand platform is an important step in our ongoing effort to provide a high quality customer experience.”