Wednesday, October 20, 2010

QoS Deployments (31): TalkTalk [UK] Uses Velocix (Alcatel-Lucent) for Content Delivery

Alcatel-Lucent announced that "it has signed a three-year agreement with TalkTalk Group, the biggest provider of broadband to Britain’s homes, to build a Content Delivery Network (CDN). This CDN network, which will run over TalkTalk’s existing high speed IP network, puts content closer to the end user to increase the quality of experience for its digital on-demand TV customers beyond that which is available over the Internet today. The agreement, which also covers managed services, installation and commissioning, leverages the powerful technology gained through Alcatel-Lucent’s acquisition of Velocix"

See "UK's TalkTalk to build new network specifically designed to deliver high quality digital on-demand TV" - here.

“We are witnessing an explosion in data traffic over both fixed and mobile networks which is set to continue,” said Paul Larbey, Vice President and General Manager of Velocix, a wholly owned subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent. “Our aim is to work with TalkTalk to develop an intelligent network architecture that can handle the extra demand efficiently while at the same time, creating the potential for new revenues by exposing the assets within the network in a secure way.”

As we see more and more CDNs operated by carriers (see BT case below)- should we expect some reaction from the legacy CDN providers?

What does it mean for the eco-system of content owners, publishers, distributors and network operators?

Related posts:
  • QoS Deployments (25): BT Selects Cisco's Video Content Delivery System - here
  • Video Caching Market Finally Growing - here
  • Alcatel-Lucent Adds Bluecoat's Over-the-Top Caching to its Velocix CDN Solution - here
  • QoS Deployments (30): Orcon [New Zealand] Uses Velocix [ALU] to Improve Video QoE - here  

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