JPIX Partners with Cisco and Qwilt to Advance Media Streaming Across Japan

JPIX Partners with Cisco and Qwilt to Advance Media Streaming Across Japan

Summary of news

  • JPIX, one of Japan’s largest internet exchanges, partners with Cisco and Qwilt to deploy Edge Cloud for Content Delivery solution to improve streaming quality.

  • The solution combines Qwilt’s CDN platform based on Open Caching, with state-of-the-art Cisco infrastructure

  • J-Stream, Japan’s Largest Online Video Platform, Plans to Use Qwilt’s Edge Cloud in JPIX to Stream Its Content

REDWOOD CITY, CA, December 07, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Cisco and Qwilt announce a new partnership with Japan Internet Exchange Co. Ltd. (JPIX), one of the largest Internet exchanges in Japan, to improve the quality and delivery capacity of live streaming, video-on-demand and multimedia applications across Japan using technology from open caching from Qwilt.

JPIX provides an interconnection environment between Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and content providers across Japan, enabling traffic optimization between transit services and Internet exchanges. With over 250 customers – including ISPs, CATV operators, network service providers (NSPs), content providers, content delivery networks (CDNs), cloud providers and media providers – JPIX is one of Japan’s largest Internet exchanges in terms of traffic volume and number of connected customers.

Through the company’s partnership with Cisco and Qwilt, JPIX will deploy Qwilt’s Edge Cloud for Content Delivery solution at the core of its exchange network. The deployment will allow service providers, including CATV operators, CDNs and content publishers across Japan, to experience the benefits of Qwilt’s solution for content delivery. JPIX is already recruiting and onboarding content publishers to use the service, J-Stream, one of Japan’s leading streaming companies with the largest market share in online video consumption in Japan, being one of raw. J-Stream will use Qwilt’s open caching-based solution running on Cisco edge infrastructure to improve the quality of its media streaming in Japan.

Ryosuke Yamazoe, CEO of JPIX, said, “Internet usage is growing rapidly year on year as consumers demand more and better content experiences through live streaming, video on demand and other multimedia applications. With a quality experience being a top priority for our customers, we are excited to partner with Cisco and Qwilt to ensure that leading Japanese content publishers have the infrastructure to deliver superior experiences. The partnership provides a better way to deliver all types of content, allowing us greater capacity and reliability in our Internet exchange environment while ensuring the highest quality for Japanese Internet users.”

Mayumi Hayasaka, Head of Platform Business Headquarters Operations at J-Stream, said, “J-Stream is synonymous with streaming in Japan. We are proud of our heritage as the first company to offer streaming services in Japan in 1997. Our commitment to providing high-quality streaming at scale across Japan drives our business and operations. For this reason, we are excited about Qwilt’s plans to partner with JPIX to improve streaming experiences in Japan. We plan to use the Qwilt platform as an essential component of our content delivery infrastructure. With JPIX, we look forward to enabling the future of content delivery. »

By joining Cisco and Qwilt’s global alliance of service provider partners and using Qwilt’s Open Edge Cloud for Content Delivery solution, JPIX establishes a distributed layer of content caching resources that delivers media and applications more close to consumers. This partnership allows JPIX to significantly improve the quality of all media streamed on its exchange, while increasing capacity for live streaming, video-on-demand, and other media sources. JPIX can scale quickly while adapting to new digital services and experiences, including media and website delivery.

Theodore Tzevelekis, Vice President of Cisco, said, “Together with Qwilt, we are excited to offer a solution that will not only help JPIX meet the demands of delivering high-quality content today, but can also serve to meet the growing trends and demands of future media, such as volumetric streaming. Whether it’s video, virtual reality or other streaming content, we are committed to helping deliver an exceptional quality of experience to every viewer.

Alon Maor, CEO of Qwilt, said, “JPIX’s internet exchange environment is at the heart of internet streaming in Japan, making it an exciting and unique addition to our global alliance of service providers. . By partnering with Cisco and Qwilt, JPIX is accessing the powerful benefits of open caching technology, allowing them to deliver a new level of quality to consumers nationwide. We are delighted to support JPIX as it continues to play a pivotal role in growing Internet usage in Japan while opening up new revenue opportunities across the content delivery value chain. »


About Qwilt

Qwilt’s mission is to deliver connected experiences of the quality they were imagined. Its model relies on partnerships with service providers and content publishers, globally, to create a fabric that powers the delivery of high-performance media and applications to the periphery of neighborhoods large and small.

Qwilt’s open architecture and inclusive business model makes local edge delivery more accessible than ever, unlocking a more reliable, higher-quality experience at scale than ever before. A growing number of content publishers and cable, telecom and mobile service providers around the world rely on Qwilt for Edge Cloud services, including Airtel, BT, Telecom Argentina, Telecom Italia, TIM Brazil and Verizon.

Founded in 2010, Qwilt is a leader in the Open Caching movement and a founding member of the Streaming Video Technology Alliance. Qwilt is backed by Accel Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, Cisco Ventures, Disruptive, Innovation Endeavors, Marker and Redpoint Ventures. For more information, visit

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About JPIX

Japan Internet Exchange Co., Ltd. (JPIX) was founded in 1997 as Japan’s first commercial Internet Exchange (IX) service that provides a reliable network traffic exchange platform to different players such as ISPs, CATV operators, NSPs , content providers, CDNs, cloud providers, media providers. JPIX is one of Japan’s largest IX services by number of customers, forming an integral part of Japan’s Internet backbone with its high-quality service.

JPIX now connects to over 250 ASes including major ISPs, CATV and CSPs. JPIX has 8 locations in the Tokyo metropolis, 1 location in Nagoya, 5 locations in Osaka, 1 location in Fukuoka and 1 location in Okinawa. On July 10, 2022, JPIX celebrated its 25th anniversary. JPIX will continue to support Internet backbones thereafter.

About J-Stream Inc.

J-Stream Inc. has been synonymous with streaming services in Japan since its founding in 1997 as the first company to offer streaming services. J-Stream offers end-to-end video business solutions, from content distribution to creative services and video advertising services. J-Stream has an unrivaled track record and extensive experience on many important online video projects.

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