Link Net to enhance streaming services

15 September 2023

Link Net has partnered with Cisco and Qwilt to upgrade its capacity in a move to enhance streaming services in over 3 million homes.

The upgrade is through the use of a Content Delivery Network (CDN) solution and enables content publishers across the region to deliver their content in high quality.

Link Net, which operates the First Media brand in Indonesia, will embed Qwilt’s Open Caching-based architecture into its network edge, supporting increased data volumes across its network.

The deployment will initially reach 27 cities across Indonesia and enables collaboration with service providers to create the world’s largest federated CDN to enhance the capabilities of content publishers and consumers.

“Our partnership with Qwilt and Cisco enables us to deliver on our top priority to deliver a superior quality of experience to our customers. Deploying Qwilt’s Open Edge solution propels us on our roadmap to create an open network that benefits our customers across Indonesia,” said Link Net president director & CEO Marlo Budiman. "We have already partnered with several content publishers, including OTT streaming platforms such as CATCHPLAY+, CinemaWorld On Demand, HBO GO, Lionsgate Play, MOLA, Viu, and Vision+. We will continue to develop and expand these partnerships through the use of our CDN solution. By partnering with content publishers, we can help to address the soaring demands for live streaming, video-on-demand, and application services and ensure the delivery of a consistently superior quality of experience.”

"Together with Qwilt and Link Net, we are delivering an innovative platform that will meet the requirements for high-quality streaming experiences and serve as a foundation for future edge computing use cases," said Theodore Tzevelekis, vice president, Cisco Networking. "Whether it's today's streaming content or tomorrow's transformative use cases, we are committed to enabling exceptional digital experiences for every Link Net customer."