Qwilt, Altiostar partner on mobile video streaming

DetailsMichelle Clancy | 01 March 2015

Qwilt has partnered with Altiostar in a series of joint go-to-market initiatives, including joint marketing and selling of their integrated solution for mobile video streaming.

Altiostaron provides a network function virtualisation (NFV) based solution, cloud RAN (C-RAN) as infrastructure for mobile operators. Combined, Qwilt Open Caching technology and Altiostar eNodeB technology will create a fully integrated C-RAN and open cache offering for mobile operators.

Today’s mobile network operators face two unique challenges: first, they must optimise streaming video traffic so as to make efficient use of expensive RAN resources and, secondly, they must ensure Quality of Experience (QoE) for viewers who expect a high-quality, mobile viewing experience that rivals that of ‘broadcast TV’.

“We’re excited to bring together the mobile infrastructure expertise of Altiostar and the Open Caching leadership of Qwilt in this technology partnership,” said Ash Dahod, president and CEO of Altiostar. “We found Qwilt during our extensive search for the right partner to meet the requirements for an Open Caching Solution inside our C-RAN architecture, and we were impressed with Qwilt’s innovative approach, product performance and software-based solution. Qwilt’s early commitment to NFV product architecture meant we could realise a technology integration quickly without the need to spend time on hardware development.”