Following up on the data I already published from Qwilt, DeepField has also shared some data with me showing just how much traffic spiked when Apple’s iOS 8 download was released. DeepField collects data from ISPs that participate in their Internet Observatory research project and the below chart shows Apple traffic from those ISPs, which […]
Getting Netflix to work on Linux has always been a bit difficult. Now, Ubuntu could gain native Netflix playback capabilities, thanks to Netflix's adoption of HTML5 video streaming.
Earlier this week, Dyn launched a new Internet Intelligence platform that allows customers to look at the routing that makes content delivery possible and see the performance between transit providers that impacts customer experience. Using the tool to look at Apple iOS 8 release gives a global view of the event and what is happening […]
While Apple is delivering the majority of iOS 8 downloads from their own CDN, third-party content delivery providers Akamai, Limelight Networks and Level 3 are getting some iOS 8 traffic. Based on traceroutes and other data from Cedexis, DeepField, DYN and internal data from ISPs, it’s clear Apple is using a multi-CDN strategy especially in […]
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Apple’s iOS 8 update is just kicking into high gear now with the peak expected to hit later this evening as people arrive at home and start updating. Based on data from transparent caching provider Qwilt, traffic inside some last mile networks is already 50% higher than regular network traffic at 4pm PST. It’s also […]
Students at the Mt. San Antonio College journalism school were depressed about how no one was reading their print newspaper, so their instructor shut it down and now they are publishing…
I’ve looked at a lot of traceroutes today for the download of Apple’s iOS 8 update and so far, all the records I have seen show they are coming from Apple’s own CDN, not third-party CDNs Akamai and Level 3. It’s still possible Akamai and Level 3 have some of the business, but so far, […]
It’s that time of the year again, where myself and the digital media team at Frost & Sullivan capture key video technology trends in the media and entertainment world. The industry has come a long way in the last three years, with the alphabet soup of walled garden formats giving way to the relative uniformity […]
Thursday at 2pm ET, I’ll be moderating another StreamingMedia.com webinar, this time on the topic of, “Transcoding and Prepping Content for The Multiscreen Mandate.” Encoding your video is one thing; transcoding is another ball of wax entirely. As multiscreen video consumption continues to grow, how does a company with a large video library ensure the […]
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We all know that video volume is skyrocketing, millenials are far more likely to watch video on their devices than on their primary screens, and end users are only a mouse click away from an alternative content source should your service fail to delight. Online video offerings are no longer an option for content companies […]
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