Lebanese ISP cuts bandwidth costs with new solution

A Lebanese Internet service provider is deploying a new solution in an attempt to circumvent the region’s high bandwidth costs. Lebanon Online S.A.R.L. will use the CacheFlow 5000 appliance from Blue Coat to reduce operational expenses by cutting bandwidth spend.

The solution will also allow for easier management of increasing network traffic and subscriber growth, as well as enhanced web security and optimisation.

“With prohibitively high bandwidth costs in the region and limited capacity to meet our user demands, the best solution is to lower infrastructure costs by reducing  bandwidth consumption,” said Mr. Hussein Turkieh, company engineer and IT Manager, Lebanon Online.

“We found that we could save 50 percent on our international bandwidth, which provided a rapid return on investment. In addition, our users noticed considerable improvement in the speed and performance of Web applications and content”, he continued.

The solution alleviates the bind that service providers face: scaling to serve explosive customer demand for rich Web 2.0 media while containing costs and meeting high end-user expectations. Through the use of next-generation content caching technologies, the solution can efficiently cache and serve Web content to provide sustained bandwidth savings.

Darrell Long, general manager and vice president of the CacheFlow Business Unit, Blue Coat Systems, said: “[The solution] represents a significant leap forward in addressing the bandwidth challenges facing service providers. Our breakthrough caching technology addresses the monumental challenges service providers face in meeting fiercely growing demand for video and Web 2.0 content from mobile and fixed users.”

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