Argentina crying out for CACHEBOX
ApplianSys is pleased to announce that our recently-appointed Argentinian partner Hitecno has already won several orders for CACHEBOXes to help internet service providers across the country save bandwidth and improve customer satisfaction.
As internet demand across the country rises, ISPs of all sizes face the challenge of keeping customers happy.
Hitecno CEO Dario Barab explains: “Many ISPs have internet links of around 200 Mbps, serving between 2000 – 4000 users at any one time. But as an increasing number of users demand larger objects, it puts strain on available bandwidth – leading to higher levels of latency and slow browsing for customers. That’s why the need for caching is growing rapidly in Argentina.”
An early Hitecno customer was nationwide service provider – Red Intercable Digital, S.A. (RIDSA). For an initial deployment to prove CACHEBOX to themselves, they bought a CACHEBOX230 from Hitecno to serve a group of customers connected over a 125 Mbps internet link.
Within two weeks of deployment it was seeing up to 45% peak savings; as a result more requests were being handled by its existing link.
Hitecno’s Account Manager Francesc Amador comments: “CACHEBOX showed 24% bandwidth savings for popular sites like YouTube and Facebook, and up to 22% for Microsoft and Windows updates. They’re really pleased with the results and the overall simplicity of CACHEBOX’s user interface.”
Following this success, Hitecno will be purchasing an additional 8 units for RIDSA, with further units for other ISPs in the country they believe will similarly benefit from CACHEBOX.
Hiteco (www.hitecno.com.ar) is located in, Buenos Aires, Argentina and supplies a range of network testing equipment including IP TV, Digital TV, CMTS and WiMax to medium and large ISPs across the country.
Red Intercable Digital (www.redintercable.com.ar) is an allianceof over 220 medium-sized service providers in Argentina. It was established in 1998 by a group of independent operators who envisioned a company committed to local autonomy, quality of service, technological innovation and customer satisfaction. Its roots are tied to the very origin of Cable TV in Argentina in the 60s. It has a national presence in over 580 locations in 21 provinces of Argentina, reaching over 610,000 homes.