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Telecom Customers To Soon Enjoy Enhanced Viewing Experience On Netflix

Telecom Customers To Soon Enjoy Enhanced Viewing Experience On Netflix
December 07
15:33 2018

Telecom Fiji has joined the Netflix Open Connect programme – a first for Fiji. This is Netflix’s own content delivery network, where they will provide the highest-quality streaming experience for Telecom customers.

Under this programme, Netflix will deploy its content servers, known as Open Connect Appliances (OCAs), locally within Telecom Fiji’s network.

Once fully installed and commissioned, customers in Fiji will get an enhanced viewing experience on Netflix.

Over the past six months, traffic to Netflix on the Telecom network has increased more than 20 times.

“We are grateful to Netflix for this opportunity and for hosting their content locally within Fiji with Telecom. With Netflix content servers now locally hosted within Fiji, our customers will now have a much better quality of experience, especially in terms of watching High Definition (HD) and Ultra HD movies,” said Charles Goundar, Chief Executive Officer, Telecom Fiji.

Netflix partners with hundreds of ISPs around the world to deliver content efficiently, localizing to the regional point of interconnection that’s geographically closest to the end customers who are watching.

“With the rollout of our high-speed broadband services and in particular Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) technology, having premium content such as Netflix locally hosted means customers get the full benefit of the high speed of the connection,” said Mr Goundar.

Many internet providers around the globe are taking advantage of this option of hosting Netflix caching servers as it has the dual benefit of reducing the ISP’s cost of operation and ensuring the best possible Netflix content viewing experience for their customers.

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