Americable uses transparent caching to provide “home-equivalent” Internet experience for U.S. Navy families based in Japan.
NEWTON, Mass, June 3, 2013 – PeerApp, the leading provider of transparent caching platforms for Internet content delivery, has been selected by Americable Japan to provide its UltraBand transparent caching platform. UltraBand helps Americable Japan deliver Internet content, including video and multimedia, with improved quality, while reducing associated network congestion and costs.
Americable Japan provides broadband Internet service and cable television programming to U.S. naval bases throughout Japan. Serving these communities presents unique challenges. Since late 2012 the subscriber base has grown at an annual rate of 24%. A high proportion of the content originates from the U.S. mainland, exposing it to delays from trans-Pacific links. Also, demand is highly variable based on large-scale personnel movements as ships come and go.
PeerApp UltraBand helps operators deliver remotely-originated 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 costly overseas links. Americable has reported that UltraBand consistently serves from cache over a third of the traffic that it processes, effectively precluding Internet bandwidth constraints from impacting subscriber experience. Since frequently requested content is stored by the PeerApp UltraBand system within Americable’s network, this content can be delivered more quickly and efficiently.
“Today’s service personnel and their families have grown up with the Internet, and high-quality access is a baseline expectation no matter where they are, said James Smith, president and CEO, Americable International. “PeerApp is helping us deliver the content they want with the quality they expect.”
Each broadband service provider has its own unique challenges, but growing content volumes and variable demand seem to be constants,” said Javier Jimenez, senior vice president and general manager, Americas, PeerApp. “Americable Japan’s use of UltraBand is a great example of the benefit that transparent caching brings across a wide range of usage scenarios.
About PeerApp Ltd.
PeerApp enables network operators to efficiently meet the exploding consumer demand for over-the-top (OTT) video, multimedia and data content. Our PeerApp’s award-winning UltraBand multiservice transparent caching platform enhances subscribers’ quality of experience (QoE), improves network efficiency, and optimizes content delivery networks. It does this by intelligently delivering the most frequently requested both managed and unmanaged video, audio, file-sharing, software updates, and peer-to-peer traffic – all from the network edge. As the market leader in transparent caching, PeerApp is the acknowledged leader in transparent caching at the forefront of innovation and development, 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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