Airtel launches CDN to address faster Content Delivery for its OTT Services, ahead of 5G rollout

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India’s second-largest telecom operator, Bharti Airtel (Airtel) has made a foray into the content delivery network (CDN) space by launching Edge CDN as part of the Edge Cloud catalogue. 

The telecom company has partnered with CDN enabler Qwilt to implement Edge CDN. The solution from Airtel and Qwilt includes a CDN-based edge server that brings content closer to users, increasing the speed of content delivery. Telecom operators will seek to speed up the delivery of web and video content using CDNs.

Airtel quoted “its focus areas would be OTT, edtech, gaming and healthcare, all mission-critical and content-intensive segments.”

In addition to it, Sunil Mittal-led telco added “Edge CDN covers 120 edge locations. It added that it is working with two OTT companies in India, but did not reveal the names.”

Ajay Chitkara, Director and CEO of Airtel Business, said, “Airtel has three key strengths to offer a differentiated set of cloud offerings – we have 12 large data centers and 120+ edge locations. We also have a network with comprehensive coverage across the country and to most locations across the globe. Finally, our GTM strength has direct relationships to all businesses in India small, medium or large.”

Alon Maor, CEO of Qwilt, said, “This announcement underscores the momentum we are gathering as we realise our ambition to build the world’s highest performing edge delivery network.”

India’s second-largest telecom operator by user base, Bharti Airtel (Airtel) has made a foray into the content delivery network (CDN) space by launching Edge CDN as part of the Edge Cloud catalogue. The telecom company has partnered with CDN enabler Qwilt to implement Edge CDN. 

The solution from Airtel and Qwilt includes a CDN-based edge server that brings content closer to users, increasing the speed of content delivery. Telecom operators will seek to speed up the delivery of web and video content using CDNs.

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