Telefónica Selects Wowza for Its Global Delivery Services
Wowza Media Server Offers Telecom Giant a Cost-Effective, Unified Platform for High-Value Services Delivered to Any Screen
London - Streaming Media Europe(17 Oct 2011)
EVERGREEN, Colo. and LONDON (Streaming Media Europe) - Oct. 17, 2011 - Wowza Media Systems, the "Any Screen Done Right" media server software company, today announced that Telefónica has deployed Wowza Media Server software as a component in its newly announced multiscreen content delivery network (CDN). One of the largest telecommunications companies in the world, Telefónica will rely on Wowza Media Server software to deliver a range of services for Flash and Silverlight-capable computers, smartphones, and tablets; iPhone/iPad, Android, and other 3GPP smartphones and tablets; as well as a variety of additional video-capable devices.
"Wowza's unified approach to media serving enables us to build an infinitely scalable network that meets the needs of our customers to deliver media to the full range of screens and devices," said Fernando Fronza, video and CDN global services director at Telefónica. "Wowza is providing us not only with a highly cost-effective media server, but a robust platform for high-value services that also complements our ongoing development through Telefónica Research & Development."
The recently announced Telefónica Global Delivery Service has already deployed more than 40 content delivery nodes in 10 countries, and expects to end the year with nodes in 22 cities with an aggregate capacity of 600 Gbps. Telefónica further plans to increase the capacity of its CDN to more than 2 Tbps by the end of 2012. The Global Delivery Service is currently available in Europe and North America, and also has an overwhelming presence in Latin America, including Brazil, Argentina, Peru, and Chile. In Spain, Telefónica currently provides content delivery services to large corporate customers.
"We are very pleased to be selected by Telefónica as a component of its CDN. Telefónica's deployment further validates the value of Wowza Media System's industrial-strength software, our singular focus on media servers, and our devoted support," said David Stubenvoll, CEO and co-founder of Wowza Media Systems. "We look forward to expanding our relationship with Telefónica in the years to come."
Wowza Media Server 3 software simultaneously streams live and on-demand media to PCs, smartphones, tablets, and IPTV set-top boxes. It provides a single extensible platform for a variety of high-value features, including live transcoding for adaptive bitrate (ABR) streaming; any-screen, time-shifted playback; and premium content delivery with multiplatform digital rights protection (DRM).
Telefónica is one of the world's largest telecommunications network operators by market capitalization and number of customers. It centers its activities mainly on the fixed and mobile telephony businesses, while its broadband business is the key growth driver underpinning both. It operates in 25 countries and its customer base exceeds 295 million globally. Telefónica has a strong foothold in Spain, Europe and Latin America, the latter region being the lynchpin of its growth strategy. Telefónica is a 100% private company with more than 1.5 million direct shareholders. Its share capital consists of 4,563,996,485 ordinary shares traded on the Spanish stock exchanges (Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and Valencia), as well as on the London, Tokyo, New York, Lima, Buenos Aires and São Paulo stock exchanges. More information is available at www.telefonica.com.
About Wowza Media Systems
Wowza Media Systems is the "Any Screen Done Right" media server software company delivering an industrial-strength infrastructure for live video, video-on-demand, live recording, and video chat. Wowza has a singular focus on delivering high-performance media server software to service providers, media properties, enterprises, and other organizations serious about delivering video to any digital screen - computer, mobile phone, or home TV. More than 85,000 global licensees in entertainment, social media, advertising, enterprise, education, government, and Internet commerce have deployed Wowza's media server software to date. Wowza Media Systems is privately held with headquarters in Evergreen, Colo. More information is available at www.wowza.com.