Ensure high-quality streaming content wherever your subscribers are
Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
The rapid and continuing switch from linear TV to over-the-top (OTT) streaming video has occurred faster than many expected. This places streaming content providers in an enviable market position but there are clouds on the horizon. The ability of their subscribers to enjoy the content they pay for anywhere they go is constrained. In many locations (e.g., planes and trains) it is explicitly blocked. In others (dense stadiums and other venues) it is, at best, intermittent. In most of these cases the problem does not lie with the content provider; other parties such as CDNs, network operators or transportation providers may be to blame. But to the not-so-tech-savvy consumer, the streaming service to which they subscribe gets blamed and it is their brand that is adversely impacted.
While access to broadband has grown at a phenomenal pace, there are still large numbers of communities with insufficient capacity to enable their subscribers to enjoy modern streaming internet video. Making matters worse, even as capacity has increased in some areas, streaming video has become ever more bandwidth hungry. Whereas a standard definition stream might have worked well using about 3 megabits per second (Mbps), high-definition can take over 5Mbps and 4K can soak up 25Mbps (and 8K? try 100Mbps for a single stream). Multiply that by the number of simultaneous streams in a single household and it quickly becomes technically impossible, if not financially unfeasible, for ISPs serving remote communities to fully address their subscriber needs.
The Netskrt edge Content Delivery Network (eCDN)
The Netskrt eCDN provides a means for ISPs to deliver the quality streaming experience their subscribers want without breaking the bank with excessive backhaul charges. The Netskrt edge CDN can operate independent of or in conjunction with existing CDNs, either your own or third-party CDNs. The result is an open, standards-based approach to extending existing CDNs so that all subscribers can be served wherever they are.