NEWTON, MA – January 29, 2015 – PeerApp, a market leader in helping accelerate delivery of Internet video and other content to end-users, is most well-known for providing its ‘local content delivery’ solutions to cable, telco and mobile operators. However, PeerApp also works directly with educational institutions who have big networks to manage and high customer expectations to meet. College and university campuses are some of the most dynamic and fastest growing networks today.
CIO Review magazine recently named PeerApp as one of the 20 Most Promising Campus Tech Solution Providers. A distinguished panel of CEOs, CIOs, VCs, analysts and the CIO Review editorial board decided the top companies creating an impact in the educational sector.
CIO Review states, “The huge transformation in the ways students conceive their educational opportunities has expanded the need for upgraded technologies in the education sector. The days are gone when students relied on books and notes for their research.”
Today, networks at colleges and universities need to act as service provider networks. Campus networks face the same quality and cost issues that traditional broadband providers face. Students, faculty and staff are using the Internet to consume video and media content of longer length and at very large volumes – for classroom instruction, homework assignments, group project collaboration and research, as well as for entertainment such as watching long-form video services like Netflix and Amazon Prime. This places a hefty traffic burden on servers, consequently interrupting the user-experience.
PeerApp calls this “broadband first” behavior: users who first look to broadband as their primary means of consuming content, whether that’s live television or on-demand videos. College and university students are part of the generation that has lead the way in making the Internet a primary means of content distribution – entertainment as well as educational.
PeerApp CEO Gadi Tamari, adds, "We are proud of this recognition by CIO Review magazine. By lowering bandwidth needs, our valued educational customers have saved cost, delayed network upgrades, re-purposed bandwidth, or even achieved all three benefits."
Read the full CIO Review profile on PeerApp: “Accelerating Internet Content on Campus.”
About PeerApp Ltd.
More than 450 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 12x faster by bringing it closer to end-users. This significantly improves quality of experience and reduces network costs up to 50% or more. PeerApp’s local content delivery solutions can also play a service delivery role, helping operators generate new revenue opportunities. PeerApp is headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts, USA. For more information, visit www.peerapp.com and follow @peerapp on Twitter.
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