Tuesday, January 05, 2021

Catel's CDN is paying itself off in savings and quality of service for 30 cooperatives

In 2017, the content distribution project (CDN) of the Chamber of Telecommunications Cooperatives (Catel, in Spanish) was born, by the hand of Telviso, and as of mid-2019, it was consolidated with the Cooperativa Eléctrica de Luján, which added its own associates. The initiative allowed cooperatives in Argentina to achieve a significant reduction in the wholesale cost of the Internet.

In 2017, the content distribution project (CDN) of the Chamber of Telecommunications Cooperatives (Catel, in Spanish) was created, by the hand of Telviso, and as of mid-2019, it was consolidated with the Cooperativa Eléctrica de Luján, which added its own associates. The initiative, which at this point generates returns on investment and is fed back with improvements for data centers and infrastructure, is based on cooperatives near Telviso and Luján taking the most demanded content from their CDNs. As these contents already absorb 80% of the traffic demand, some 30 cooperatives achieved a significant drop in the wholesale cost of the Internet - even more so in a context of a rising dollar - and were able to overcome a year of exponential demand for the pandemic with frozen rates.

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