Only 18% Using Adaptive Streaming
Mobile cloud computing company Skyfire has released a report finding that out of the top 100 global video websites, only 18 percent currently use adaptive bit rate (ABR) technologies for streaming.
Adaptive bit rate is theorized to ease congestion by switching down in quality depending on network conditions and device feedback. But in reality adaptive bit rate increases the network load since it can aggressively scale up to much higher bit rates and flood mobile and fixed networks.
Adaptive bit rate streaming is not new. For over ten years, RealNetworks and Microsoft have offered multiple bit rate streaming that adapted to the clients bandwidth. What differentiates todays adaptive bit rate streaming is that it is not a fluent stream but a burst of downloaded video chunks, allowing the technology to be more aggressive in upscaling and downscaling quality.
2011-12-07 00:00:00 | news
Jet-Stream CDN for Tata Sky On-Demand pay TV
Ericsson has supplied Tata Sky, a leading Indian direct-to-home (DTH) broadcaster, with an advanced TV on-demand system that enables its 8 million satellite subscribers to enjoy the flexibility and enhanced choice of unlimited movies on-demand and catch-up TV.
The deployment is one of the first in the world to be based on Ericsson’s Media Delivery Network (MDN), a media-centric solution for the distribution, delivery and content management of linear and non-linear TV.
The core of Ericsson MDN is the Jet-Stream advanced CDN software that offers delivery nodes management, dynamic content distribution, advanced request routing, log processing, CDN operation and media content workflow automation....
2011-11-17 00:00:00 | Press Release
Press release: NGINX and Jet-Stream partnership
Open Source Web Server Leader NGINX and Market-Leading CDN Provider Jet-Stream Form Commercial Partnership
Innovative Players Join Forces to Provide Advanced CDN and Caching Features to Telco and Enterprise Customers
SAN FRANCISCO, USA and GRONINGEN, The Netherlands – November 18, 2011: Open source web server developer NGINX and Jet-Stream, the award-winning market leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) technologies and intelligence, have formed a commercial partnership to deliver enhanced CDN products and services to network operators, content publishers, telecommunications companies and enterprises.
HTTP adaptive streaming causing mobile problems
During CDN World Summit, mobile network experts shared their concerns about HTTP Adaptive Bit Rate Streaming. According to radio experts, the technology disrupts the radio signaling.
Radio bandwidth is one challenge, but another challenge in mobile networking is the signaling: signaling is basically the process of establishing, controlling and managing radio communication. Mobile networks have limitations in the number of signals they can process...
We celebrate 17 years webcasting
Exactly 17 years ago, on November 4, 1994 we produced our first live webcast. Seventeen years ago, wow!