UltraBand platform helps operator meet growing demand for over-the-top (OTT) content
Newton, Mass and Okinawa, Japan, November 5, 2013 – PeerApp, the leader in content caching and delivery, has been selected by Mediatti Broadband Communications to provide its UltraBand transparent caching platform. UltraBand enables Mediatti to deliver Internet video and data content with dramatically improved quality.
Mediatti is owned by Liberty Global plc, the world’s largest international cable company, and certain funds of the Olympus Capital Asia private equity group. Mediatti provides broadband Internet service and cable television programming to all of the U.S. military bases located in Okinawa, Japan. 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.”
“The exploding popularity of over-the-top video calls for a new approach to content delivery,” said David Sokolic, vice president of marketing and business development, PeerApp. “UltraBand allows Mediatti to deliver high value multimedia content locally, effectively eliminating Internet bandwidth constraints from impacting subscriber experience.”
About Mediatti Broadband Communications
Mediatti Broadband Communications is a provider of digital cable television and high-speed internet services to residential and business customers located on all of the U.S. military bases in Okinawa, Japan. Mediatti is owned by Liberty Global plc and certain funds of the Olympus Capital Asia private equity group.
About PeerApp Ltd.
PeerApp enables operators to embrace the exploding demand for over-the-top (OTT) video and data content. PeerApp’s award-winning multiservice UltraBand transparent caching platform enhances subscribers’ quality of experience (QoE), improves network efficiency, and provides a platform for monetizing OTT content delivery. It does this by intelligently caching and bringing the most frequently requested Internet content closer to the subscriber. As the market leader in transparent caching, PeerApp has systems commercially deployed by hundreds of operators worldwide. PeerApp is headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts, USA. For more information, visit www.peerapp.com and follow us on Twitter @peerapp.
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