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Tele­com Fiji has joined the Net­flix Open Con­nect pro­gramme, Net­flix’s own con­tent de­liv­ery net­work, to pro­vide the high­est-qual­ity stream­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for Tele­com cus­tomers.

Un­der this pro­gramme, which is a first for Fiji, Net­flix will de­ploy its con­tent servers, known as Open Con­nect Ap­pli­ances (OCAs), lo­cally within Tele­com Fiji’s net­work.

Once fully in­stalled and com­mis­sioned, cus­tomers in Fiji will get an en­hanced view­ing ex­pe­ri­ence on Net­flix.

“We are grate­ful to Net­flix for this op­por­tu­nity and for host­ing their con­tent lo­cally within Fiji with Tele­com.

With Net­flix con­tent servers now lo­cally hosted within Fiji, our cus­tomers will now have a much bet­ter qual­ity of ex­pe­ri­ence, es­pe­cially in terms of watch­ing High Def­i­ni­tion (HD) and Ul­tra HD movies,” said Charles Goundar, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer, Tele­com Fiji. Net­flix partners with hun­dreds of ISPs around the world to de­liv­ery con­tent ef­fi­ciently, lo­cal­iz­ing to the re­gional point of in­ter­con­nec­tion that’s ge­o­graph­i­cally clos­est to the end cus­tomers who are watch­ing.

“With the roll­out of our high speed broad­band ser­vices and in par­tic­u­lar Fi­bre-to-the-Home (FTTH) tech­nol­ogy, hav­ing pre­mium con­tent such as Net­flix lo­cally hosted means cus­tomers get full ben­e­fit of the high speed of the con­nec­tion,” said Mr. Goundar.

Many in­ter­net providers around the globe are tak­ing ad­van­tage of this op­tion of host­ing Net­flix caching servers as it has the dual ben­e­fit of re­duc­ing the ISP’s cost of op­er­a­tion and en­sur­ing the best pos­si­ble Net­flix con­tent view­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for their cus­tomers.

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