New Edgeware white paper provides checklist for building a CDN for video delivery

Edgeware has a long-established specialism in providing private content delivery networks (CDNs) with no buffering, delays or glitches. The company recently commissioned Frost & Sullivan to undertake research into situations where companies should build their own CDNs, and when they should go through commercial companies.

The resulting white paper, entitled Building your own CDN for video delivery: why, when, and how, features a six question checklist on when, and if, content providers should build a private CDN. The white paper can be read in full here.

Edgeware TV’s CMO, Richard Brandon, comments: “This recent research is spot on. Buffering, delays or glitches can really hinder TV experiences that should be amazing. To create the best quality viewing experience, broadcasters have to make an informed decision about whether they should use a pay-as-you-go service, or build their own private CDN. While a commercial CDN can be cost effective in the short term, building a dedicated delivery network specifically for TV can be more efficient and economical in the long run. Recent research from Frost & Sullivan found a private CDN can become beneficial if there are 100,000 or more subscribers located within a single geographical area. Network operators can reap the rewards of low-latency, control over bandwidth and cost-effective scalability. More importantly it gives them more control over their viewing experience.”

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