Expands Leadership Position in Fast-Growing Campus Network Market
NEWTON, MA – Oct. 29, 2015 – Following successful debuts last spring, the University of San Diego (USD) and Charleston Southern University (CSU) welcomed back students this fall with improved over-the-top (OTT) and other streaming video experiences enabled by PeerApp, a leader in helping campuses optimize their networks ̶ including ResNets ̶ to accelerate and optimize content delivery.
PeerApp, which has more than 50 higher education customers, offers local content delivery solutions that enable campus network operators to provide students, faculty and administrators with fast, high-quality on-campus access to live gaming, broadcast-quality TV programming, movies, live sporting events, and other popular content, as well as online educational tools and experiences.
Douglas Burke, senior director of Network Infrastructure Systems and Services at USD stated, “PeerApp has saved us approximately 25-35 percent of our Internet bandwidth and our students have stopped complaining about network speed. Additionally, in the past we have seen our Internet slow to a crawl with every new iOS upgrade. Today the first upgrade downloaded is cached and served to the USD community over our internal 10-Gig network, dramatically accelerating download time.”
In addition to greatly enhancing the quality of experience (QoE) for students, faculty and administrators, PeerApp helps higher education campus IT and networking professionals control and significantly cut operating and capital expenses.
“Since the installation of PeerApp, students have noticed the increase of delivery speed for their streaming content,” said CSU Wireless Administrator Mike Onorato. “By generating over 200 Mbps, our students’ on-campus experience has improved leaps and bounds.”
Shannon M. Phillips, executive director of Information Technology Services at Charleston Southern, added, “In the university setting, streaming content is one of the biggest challenges IT professionals face. By generating additional bandwidth through caching, PeerApp allowed us to take that challenge head on, delaying a costly bandwidth upgrade. Because of PeerApp, streaming content on our ResNet is more reliable, and our students are happy.”
“The PeerApp open caching deployments at USD and CSU expand our leadership position in the campus network market,” said Mary Valentino, senior vice president for PeerApp in North America. “Our local content delivery solutions work extremely well in campus networks, and we’re pleased to have the opportunity to help the University of San Diego and Charleston Southern better serve campus customers with higher quality OTT and other streaming video experiences.”
About PeerApp Ltd.
More than 500 mobile, cable, broadband and campus network operators in 100 countries are using PeerApp’s award-winning open content caching solutions to accelerate the delivery of Internet video and other over-the-top (OTT) content. With PeerApp’s local content delivery, video can be delivered 12 times faster by bringing it closer to end-users. This significantly improves quality of experience and reduces network costs up to 50 percent or more. PeerApp is headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts, USA. To learn more, please visit www.peerapp.com and follow us @peerapp on Twitter.
About University of San Diego
The University of San Diego is a Catholic institution of higher learning committed to teaching, the liberal arts, the formation of values, and the creation of ethical leaders. Chartered in 1949, the school enrolls approximately 8,300 undergraduate and graduate full-time equivalent students. The University of San Diego has a long history of public service and is recognized as a Changemaker Campus by Ashoka, the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs.
About Charleston Southern University
Charleston Southern is a liberal arts university and is one of South Carolina’s largest accredited, independent universities, enrolling 3,600 students. Recognized as one of America’s Best Christian Colleges, the University’s vision is to be a Christian university nationally recognized for integrating faith in learning, leading and serving.