Tag: streaming

December 18th, 2020

By Mark Fisher

TIM Launching Open Caching Solution to Further Improve Video Streaming Experience Across Its Network in Brazil

News Summary TIM is the first service provider in Brazil to adopt new open caching solution available from Cisco, Qwilt and Digital Alpha to deliver high-quality streaming experiences across its network on behalf of global content providers First-of-its-kind solution combines Qwilt’s CDN platform based on Open Caching, with Cisco’s edge compute and networking infrastructure and…

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April 9th, 2020

By Mark Fisher

Now That the Capacity Gap is Here – How Much Did Streaming Increase? A Look at the Numbers

On March 19th, we wrote about the news of an EU commissioner who asked Netflix CEO Reed Hastings to dial down streaming quality and “secure Internet access for all” in Europe. Netflix did downgrade their streams, at least for a while. It did not take long for other streaming giants – Amazon, YouTube – to…

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March 19th, 2020

By Jeff Gilbert

The Capacity Gap is Here

Yesterday brought an extraordinary confirmation that the biggest challenge facing OTT content delivery is not speed, as is commonly thought, but rather capacity. As you have probably heard by now, EU Commissioner Thierry Breton directly asked Netflix CEO Reed Hastings to stop streaming video in HD in order to ‘secure internet access for all.’ As…

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May 28th, 2019

By Mark Fisher

Streaming Game of Thrones – When VoD Looks Like A Huge Live Event

The audience for Game of Thrones was enormous. It is HBO’s most watched show ever. At a time of “Peak TV” when viewing audiences have been fragmented across an impossibly broad and diverse range of networks and shows, Game of Thrones brought viewers together in numbers that are truly remarkable. Now that the final season…

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