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November 09, 2012

Telma Improves Delivery of Internet Content with PeerApp's UltraBand Transparent Caching Platform

PeerApp recently announced that its UltraBand transparent caching platform has helped Telma improve the delivery of high-quality Internet content while also providing it with reduction in network load and costs. PeerApp are specialists in transparent caching platforms for Internet content delivery.

In a statement, Stephane BEUVELET, Group CTO at Telma, said, "PeerApp allowed us to take full control of subscriber quality and network cost, greatly reducing our reliance on international transit providers. For example, with UltraBand we have been able to launch a premium ADSL service offering that is 8 times faster than our standard service, without having to make a corresponding upgrade in international bandwidth."

At present Telma which serves two million mobile and fixed-line subscribers, is Madagascar's network operator. However, because close to 80 percent of requested content comes from off-island subscribers, Telma had to traverse costly international transit links that are bandwidth-limited. After deploying PeerApp's UltraBand transparent caching platform, the company has not only benefited from accelerated content delivery, but also its reliance on transit connections has also gone down as the platform automatically identifies and stores popular content, which can be delivered locally.

James Ryan, senior vice president and general manager of international sales, PeerApp, said, "Like many of our customers across Africa and the Middle East, Telma faces the dual challenge of remotely-originated content and costly international bandwidth. Helping these operators deliver the best possible service while controlling network costs has led to the widespread adoption of our technology in the region."

Telma has improved the delivery of all types of content with UltraBand. Now the company provides customers with high-quality content which includes streaming video, HTTP, and peer-to-peer file sharing, software downloads and web pages. In fact, Telma was able to easily deal with the surge in Apple (News - Alert) iOS 6 downloads without straining its network capacity.

Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli

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