CDN Provider Nokia to Power Sky TV
By Stephen Brown | | 0
CDN provider companies are experiencing a huge spike in demand this year. This is in large part thanks to the huge increase in demand for high speed access to the internet, driven not just by the new emerging markets of China, India and Russia, but also the proliferation of mobile devices all over the world. By putting the internet within reach of the fingertips of millions of users around the world, the strain that a CDN provider is coming under in 2017 is unprecedented.
Because of this huge demand, many large companies are seeking CDN provider services to boost their online performance. The latest company to deploy a content delivery network is Sky TV. They are leveraging the Nokia Velocix content delivery network in an effort to boost the performance of Sky Go and Now TV services for live and on demand video.
CDN Provider Advantages
Paul Larbey, head of Nokia’s IP video business, said: “The Sky project represents a milestone for Nokia as it’s the first deployment for a nationwide broadcaster and builds on Nokia’s number one position in the service provider CDN market. It shows that our Velocix CDN – which delivers high-quality programming – aligns with the needs of broadcasters and content providers in addition to those of IPTV and cable operators. Our innovative IP video portfolio will help Sky manage traffic more cost-effectively and efficiently.”
Mohamed Hammady, UK chief technology officer, Sky said: “Using Nokia’s Velocix CDN, we have greater traffic visibility in the network, allowing us to regain control of managing the network capacity. Deploying the solution deep in the network also ensures we can manage delivery more effectively to improve performance and the customer experience. The introduction of Velocix CDN to support growth of our video on demand services was seamless.”