Qwilt, a provider of transparent caching systems, will be revving up pursuit of the wireless video market after hiring Canby Dautel to the post of vice president of strategic mobile sales.
Prior to joining Qwilt, Dautel led North American carrier sales for Acme Packet, a provider of VoIP gear and software that’s now part of Oracle that counts customers such as AT&T and Verizon Wireless.
As an alternative to purpose-built caching systems such as the one Netflix uses for its Open Connect platform, Qwilt’s approach is transparent in the sense that it can track and monitor online video from a broad array of sources, including Netflix and YouTube, enabling the operator to manage the flow of over-the-top video traversing its networks while also cutting down on OTT video transport costs.
Mediacom Communications is among the known customers of Qwilt, and is using vendor’s video caching platform to boost the quality of video it’s delivering to customers via the MSO’s broadband network.
“Consumer appetite for mobile video is soaring. As a result of this growing demand, there is even more urgency among operators to address network challenges posed by the mobile video phenomenon,” said Qwilt CEO Alon Maor, in a statement. “Qwilt has a proven ability to solve the mobile video problem. With his decades of experience in mobile operator sales, we expect Canby’s leadership will help us rapidly expand our base of mobile operator customers.”