Broadpeak unveils BroadCache Box

staff writer
Future TV Asia

Broadpeak has unveiled BroadCache Box, a new video caching solution for broadcasters and content aggregators.

BroadCache Box promises to enable content providers to deploy local caches into telecom or cable operators' networks to significantly reduce CDN costs while boosting subscribers' quality of experience (QoE).

"BroadCache Box extends our range of CDN solutions for broadcasters and content aggregators, adding a local video cache solution to our existing array of solutions comprising of our CDN selector, origin packager, CDN as a service, and video delivery analytics," said Jacques Le Mancq, CEO at Broadpeak.

"As a leading provider of CDN solutions delivering over 500 PBs of video content every month, Broadpeak is extremely well-positioned to help content providers maximize QoE and CDN cost savings."

BroadCache Box consists of a system of local caching servers. Each CDN-in-a-box unit deployed in an ISP's point of presence (PoP) stores the most popular content from a specific content provider.

Since the content is streamed from a location closer to end-users, latency and network congestion are reduced, resulting in higher video bitrates, faster start times, and uninterrupted viewing sessions.

As the most popular content can represent more than 80% of the video traffic, caching at the ISP level significantly lowers CDN service costs.

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