G8 Networks Selects PeerApp to Speed Content Delivery in Brazil

Dozens of Brazilian operators are using UltraBand transparent caching platform to improve subscriber experience and reduce network costs.

Newton, Massachusetts, July 30, 2012 – PeerApp, the leading provider of transparent caching platforms for Internet content delivery, has been selected by G8 Networks to provide its UltraBand transparent caching platform. UltraBand will help G8 deliver Internet content, including video and multimedia, with improved quality, while reducing associated network load and costs.

G8 Networks is a service provider with points of presence in twelve metropolitan areas throughout Brazil including São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasília. They offer a full range of services including Internet access, data, voice and hosted solutions.

As part of their standard technology selection process, G8 Networks conducted a thorough evaluation of transparent caching capabilities available in the market. Principal features that led to the selection of PeerApp UltraBand included:

  • Multi-service operation – UltraBand supports the broadest range of services and content types including video, file sharing and software distribution. It is the only transparent caching product that supports HTTP and peer-to-peer traffic within the same server, providing maximum capacity and flexibility in a small footprint.
  • Full Transparency - UltraBand preserves application logic for network-based services. It fully complies with provisions set by the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and adopted globally.
  • Simple Network Integration – UltraBand integrates with existing network elements such as routers and DPI switches to reduce the cost and complexity of network integration.
  • Field proven – PeerApp products are installed in dozens of operator networks in Brazil and over 270 networks worldwide.

“Our subscribers are continuing to demand more from our network and transparent caching is the key solution that allows us to offer a high quality of experience while minimizing our network costs,” said Rodrigo Bernardes, Engineering Director, G8 Networks. “After a complete evaluation of the options available to us in the market, we selected PeerApp UltraBand based on its extensive feature set and positive references from other Brazilian network operators.”

PeerApp’s UltraBand transparent caching platform speeds content delivery and reduces network load by automatically detecting popular content and storing and delivering it from the network edge. UltraBand accelerates content delivery by 4-10X, while reducing transit bandwidth and network infrastructure costs by 40% and more.

“PeerApp will help G8 deliver advanced networking services with the best possible quality and substantial network savings,” said Javier Jimenez, senior vice president and general manager, Americas, PeerApp. “Our rapid adoption in Brazil is driven by the growth of this market and the value that we bring to operators here.”

About PeerApp Ltd.
PeerApp enables network operators to meet the exploding consumer demand for over-the-top multimedia and data content. Our award-winning UltraBand multiservice transparent caching platform enhances subscribers’ quality of experience, improves network efficiency and optimizes content delivery networks by delivering both managed and unmanaged video, audio, file-sharing, software updates, and peer-to-peer traffic from the network edge. PeerApp is the acknowledged leader in transparent caching, with systems commercially deployed by hundreds of operators worldwide. PeerApp is headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts, USA. For more information, visit www.peerapp.com.

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