Rostelecom deploys Ericsson’s CDN

Rostelecom, Russia’s largest operator and leader in the country’s broadband and pay TV markets, has deployed the world’s largest operator content delivery network (CDN), developed and integrated by Ericsson.

The CDN design and integration is ground-breaking in terms of both capability and geographic span, with content servers located in 30 major cities across all federal districts of Russia. In addition, the network has a capacity of more than 1 terabit per second serving Rostelecom’s 9.5 million broadband customers, from a total base of 28 million subscribers.

The new network will enable Russian consumers to enjoy higher video quality and a better user experience with diminished load time and buffering thanks to reduced network latency and increased throughput. This ability to guarantee high-quality content at maximum speeds gives Rostelecom a significant competitive edge.

Olga Rumyantseva, executive director & director for Corporate and Government Segments, Rostelecom said, “Our ground-breaking CDN will ensure we can quickly reach consumers with the best quality – including HD and 3D formats – without delays or interruptions. This guaranteed quality of experience is especially important to content providers who want to ensure customer satisfaction and foster brand loyalty.”

The solution enables the operator to forge new, more sustainable business models with content providers and to more fully leverage the value of its network in the expanding media world. With a unique single-platform approach to policy control, routing and caching of all content types, the CDN also allows operators ultimate network efficiency and saves bandwidth, footprint, and operational costs.

Ove Anebygd, vice president & head of Solution Area Media, Ericsson, said, “Our solution is designed to scale with, reduce costs of, and monetize this rapid growth in network traffic, enabling operators to truly thrive in this changing media landscape. I’m excited about the opportunities Rostelecom will have, with one of the first deployments of this kind, to extract the value of its network and offer an exceptional service to both consumers and content owners.”

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