Content delivery network updates are a key tool for content delivery network providers looking to offer their customers the best performance possible to end users all around the world.
These updates can come in a range of forms, from the simple addition enhanced customer services tools, to more complicated developments such as the creation of new CDN services or the construction of new points of presence and servers so that a content delivery network provider can serve data to end users in new and exciting locations around the world.
In this post, I’ll looks at the interesting developments that have been occuring in the content delivery network industry in November, outlining the content delivery network updates that will help deliver the best performance for users of CDNs around the globe.
IP Converge Data Services and Conversant Partner to Offer Content Delivery Network Services in the Philippines
The first of our content delivery network updates for November involves the company IPC (IP Converge Data Services Inc.), an information technology services provider based in the Philippines. They have announced that they will be partnering with Conversant Solutions, a leading content delivery network provider based in Singapore, to offer high performance content delivery network solutions in the Philippines. They will specifically be using this partnership to target the high growth financial, e-commerce and broadcast entertainment industries.
The exciting new service will be known as IPC Contentcast CDN. The service will aim to take advantage of the growing e-commerce sector in the Philippines, as well as Filipinos’ increasing demand for video streaming sites. The IPC Contentcast CDN will aim to enhance accessibility and responsiveness of websites and web-based applications, IPC said in a statement.
“Enterprises carrying content … Any company that has a website that operates video streaming content, online transaction, booking, gaming … that requires real time delivery content,” Niño Valmonte, director of marketing and digital innovation at IPC, said in a briefing last week.
Valmonte also acknowledged that while IPC is the first local firm to introduce the CDN, he was bullish it could compete against global providers currently serving the Philippine market.
“We made sure that the products we create are appetizing to the local market, because 99 percent of all businesses in the Philippines are SMEs (small- and medium- sized enterprises). Therefore, we have to work accordingly with that market … Understanding of the local landscape, we are able to come up with packages that are more palatable to the SME space,” he said.
“IPC is able to empower industries more by providing a CDN service that helps organizations establish a reliable global presence by eliminating issues that interrupt long-distance online transactions as well as the delivery of digital content, affecting customer experience and thus, resulting in revenue loss,” said Dave De Leon, chief operating officer at IPC. “CDN is a logical step toward becoming a future-ready digital business.”
“A service like this enhances the use of the internet,” De Leon said. “IPC’s cloud services have a strong foundation and infrastructure.”
Cheong Kong Wei, founder and CEO of Conversant, said that scalability is also another benefit of local CDN as it has the capability to handle a significant amount of work by a system, network, or process.
“This strategic alliance allows IPC to provide CDN services to its customers by leveraging on the reach and scale of our network, through our SwiftFederation Partners,” he said.
The IPC Contentcast CDN will be made available on a subscription based model, allowing customers to take advantage of its speed and benefits without investing in special, and expensive, hardware and maintenance.
Content Delivery Network Provider Broadpeak to Partner with SENTECH to OTT Multiscreen Video Delivery
Another interesting content delivery network update for November involves the content delivery network provider Broadpeak. The France based CDN provider offers one of the most popular content delivery networks, alongside other video streaming services, on the market. This month, they have announced that they will be partnering with SENTECH, a leading Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) service provider in sub-Saharan Africa, to showcase its solution for OTT multiscreen video delivery via DVB-T2 networks at the AfricaCom 2018 conference. Broadpeak’s nanoCDN multicast ABR solution will power the demo alongside third-party technologies from Teamcast and Noovo that will cost-efficiently deliver high-quality video to all screens.
This solution will surely prove particularly popular and successful, as online video is an incredibly popular method for consuming content. The continued rise of services such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video and ensured that the demand for CDN delivered video shows no sign of disappearing any time soon.
“We are excited to expand our footprint into OTT and CDN environments in the near future and address the growing consumer demand for television on every screen,” said Mlamli Booi, the CEO of SENTECH.
“SENTECH has been exploring an innovative solution to deliver data and OTT content over DTT networks for quite some time now. AfricaCom is the perfect opportunity to demo how Sentech and Broadpeak are leading the way for solving the scalability and cost- constraint issues linked to OTT multiscreen delivery over terrestrial networks in Africa. This will really sweat the DTT infrastructure, already commissioned in South Africa and the rest of Africa, allowing both rural and urban to have the same experience of OTT offerings.”
“The African OTT market is booming, and we are thrilled to partner with SENTECH, Teamcast, and Noovo to facilitate its growth,” said Jacques Le Mancq, CEO at Broadpeak. “By testing out multicast ABR technology for OTT multiscreen service delivery via DVB-T2, SENTECH is positioning itself as a broadcast leader in Africa.”
During the demo, SENTECH will make use of Broadpeak’s BkE200 transcaster server to dynamically transform unicast streams into multicast streams. It is intended for Broadpeak’s nanoCDN agent will be deployed in DVB-T2 home gateways from Noovo to convert multicast streams back into unicast and deliver the content to ABR devices. Teamcast will then provide encapsulation and DVB-T2 modulation technologies. The solution will enable the delivery of video content to millions of simultaneous viewers using a single multicast session over the network.
Kollective Webinar Showcase Joint Live Webcasting Offering with Media Platform
Many of the content delivery network updates for this month, as with many months, revolve around video delivery. As mentioned, this is because of the huge popularity of consuming video content online.
As such, a new development to add to our list of content delivery network updates in CDN video involves MediaPlatform, a leading enterprise webcasting and video content management platform based in California, and Kollective, a leading enterprise content delivery network (eCDN) based in Bend, Oregon. They will be hosting a joint webinar in order to showcase the benefits of using MediaPlatform’s enterprise video platform and Kollective’s enterprise content delivery network as an integrated deployment.
“Traditionally, scalable content distribution behind the firewall has been challenging. By integrating into Kollective’s eCDN, we’re able to not only offer peering as a distribution option, but we’re able to achieve even greater scale and reliability,” said Mike Newman, CEO of MediaPlatform. “This collaboration gives even more backup and failsafe delivery options to our customers, so they can continue to be confident and proficient business broadcasters across their own networks,” Newman said.
“The integration we’ve built with the MediaPlatform team will provide a robust video experience for enterprises, insuring engaging functionality for employees and internal communications teams and minimal bandwidth impact for IT teams,” said Dan Vetras, CEO of Kollective.
Content Delivery Network Updates for November Conclusions
As you can see from the selection of content delivery network updates on offer, the key takeaway is that CDN video shows no sign of slowing in popularity. Content delivery network providers and content creators are still as keen as ever to show how CDNs can help deliver content around the world quickly and efficiently in order to keep up with changing viewing habits and ensuring global networks can cope with demand.