Reshaping the future of video on the internet? Transparent caching

Video delivery through the Internet is changing, evolving…this can be seen in the article signed by Stacey Higginbotham, from GigaOM, in which it is explained how content providers and distributors are signing agreements to solve the high-costs associated to the online video distribution and the many frontiers set between ISPs (Internet Service Providers) and major content providers. It seems that the road is being paved, despite some concerns from different sectors regarding monopoly questions that could arise from this initial agreements. Besides this business related issues, it is also important to highlight that 90% of the Internet traffic in 2017 (according to predictions from CISCO) will be video distribution and that the optimization of the whole distribution process will be an anchor point to keep the current evolution of the Internet.

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Author: Stacey Higginbotham

Date: 14/03/2014