CenturyLink teams with P2P networking company Steamroot to help stream bandwidth-heavy content

CenturyLink has enlisted the help of Streamroot, a provider of peer-to-peer networking solutions, to create CenturyLink content delivery network (CDN) Mesh Delivery, a software-based mesh platform that can easily manage peak traffic loads.

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Steamroot’s peer-to-peer video delivery technology has been deployed within CenturyLink’s CDN. CenturyLink’s new mesh delivery platform intelligently sources video content from both a CDN and a mesh network of devices watching the same stream. This allows for rapid scalability and resiliency, even within hard-to-reach markets.

“The popularity of live events and the propensity for popular content to attract massive internet audiences on day and date releases is necessitating the adoption of new technologies to address peak traffic demands for OTT platforms, broadcasters and gaming companies,” said Bill Wohnoutka, vice president of global internet and content delivery services. “By integrating Streamroot’s peer-to-peer assisted CDN technology into our media delivery platform, CenturyLink can offer customers an advantage in their drive to deliver the highest quality user experiences globally.”

Added Pierre-Louis Théron, CEO and co-founder of Streamroot: “Streamroot’s work with CenturyLink demonstrates once more that the future of OTT streaming belongs to hybrid delivery. The combination of CenturyLink’s world-class CDN with Streamroot’s proven peer-to-peer technology provides broadcasters a robust and scalable OTT delivery solution, and ushers in a new standard for large-scale video delivery to audiences around the world.”

CenturyLink’s CDN Mesh Delivery is set to be useful for streaming linear channels, such as sports championships and high profile live events, which are expected to provide uninterrupted, high quality service to anyone, anywhere, as well as broadcasters and content producers that need to be prepared for unpredictable traffic spikes and rapid platform growth without further infrastructure investment, plus OTT platforms looking to scale delivery of popular series and catch up TV in a cost effective manner.

Streamroot is a provider of innovative video delivery technologies for media groups, content publishers and enterprise customers. The company delivered more than seven billion video sessions globally in 2018, and manages an average of more than 300 million peer connections per day.

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