Exclusive Agreement Enables Capella to Offer PeerApp Solutions That Improve Quality of Online Gaming, TV Programming and Other OTT Streaming Video Experiences
NEWTON, MA and PETERBOROUGH, ON – PeerApp, a global leader in helping network operators accelerate and optimize content delivery, and Capella Telecommunications Inc. today announced a partnership to offer local content delivery capabilities to cable and telecom operators in Canada. This exclusive agreement with Capella, disclosed in advance of the companies’ participation next week in the CCSA Connect 2015 Conference in Quebec City, allows PeerApp to expand its growing presence throughout Canada, including underserved rural areas.
PeerApp local content delivery solutions enable telecom, mobile and other broadband service providers to minimize customer churn by accelerating delivery of high-quality online gaming, broadcast-quality TV programming, movies, live sporting events and additional popular over-the-top (OTT) and streaming video content to their subscribers. Solutions are based on PeerApp’s award-winning UltraBand® open content caching, UBInsight content analytics and UBDirector network management. PeerApp solutions allow operators to provide the best possible quality of experience (QoE) for their customers, while also controlling operating and capital expenses.
“PeerApp solutions provide us with a strategic and important addition to our existing service platform and product portfolio that will assist our cable and other carrier customers to better meet the growing demand among Canadian consumers for OTT and streaming video content,” stated Norm Slater, Capella’s President and CEO.
“Canada is an important part of our growth strategy in North America. We chose Capella because of the breadth of service offerings and expertise their team of engineering professionals are known for, and the strong relationships Capella has with cable and telecom operators in Canada,” said Mary Valentino, senior vice president for PeerApp in North America. “PeerApp local content delivery solutions will help Canadian operators conserve bandwidth and ease Internet traffic congestion by storing popular OTT, streaming video and other content closer to consumers at the edge of their networks.”
Established in 1993, Capella is recognized as one of the leading full-service distributors and system integrators of video, voice and data products in Canada. From the most complex equipment to existing and emerging hardware and software services, Capella is committed to providing network operators with the highest quality products available.
Consumer demand for streaming video Internet content continues to grow rapidly in Canada, the U.S. and around the world. According to the May 2015 Cisco Visual Networking Index, advanced IP video services will account for 80 percent of all IP traffic by 2019, up from 67 percent in 2014. Meanwhile, Juniper Research forecasts that subscriptions from OTT TV providers, such as Netflix, will generate $31.6 billion globally by 2019, up from just under $8 billion in 2014.
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’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. To learn more, visit their website and follow @peerapp on Twitter.
About Capella Telecommunications Inc.
Capella Telecommunications Inc., a privately owned Canadian company established in 1993, is recognized as one of the leading full service distributors and system integrators of video, voice and data products. From the most complex Carrier Grade or Business Enterprise Infrastructure equipment to the simplest hardware, Capella is committed to providing the highest quality products available today. In a rapidly changing industry, Capella has a reputation of being at the forefront in identifying, evaluating and introducing quality products to the marketplace. With corporate office located in Peterborough, Ontario and satellite offices in both Montreal and Vancouver, Capella provides our customers with national coverage and support.