Video consumption dramatically outpaces Internet capacity: exploration, challenges and solutions

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Video usage on the Internet is rapidly outpacing the Internet capacity deployed.
Imagine if, in five years time, there were 100 times the number of cars on the roads
today. That would be comparable to the video usage explosion now happening on
the Internet. It is a huge challenge even for the rapidly improving IT sector.

This article discusses the main drivers for this explosion, the challenges and the
solutions. First, we will explore the traditional streaming technologies, and their
associated challenges of sustaining high-quality video experiences and buffering.
Next we will explore how the quality problems can be solved, and how this creates an
environment where a suite of technologies can be introduced, including Multicast, to
cope with the exploding demand for video traffic.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEBU Technical Review
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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