Lisa Skelton, Head of Marketing, TV Media Delivery, Ericsson talks to Broadcast Engineering at IBC2013 about Ericsson's media delivery network solution. Suited to fixed an mobile operators it supports managed and OTT content.
The platform provides optimization and acceleration for a better QoS.
Skelton introduces a recent Ericsson project with Rostelecom. In Russia, as in the rest of the world, online traffic is increasing. The last two years have seen OTT services become widely adopted across many parts of Russia. However, the vast size and the sheer capacity required to facilitate content delivery has left many of the country’s CDN providers unable to meet the rising demand.
Rostelecom has a growing number of broadband subscribers connecting to its networks, and has seen a clear rise in video consumption. As an existing provider of IPTV services throughout Russia, it recognized the need to optimize content delivery across its infrastructure, reducing the load on the backbone network and improving quality of experience for its subscribers. This was the reason behind the initiation of the CDN project with Ericsson.
The project was unique due to its architecture and complexity. Its scale was particularly impressive considering the nature of the integration and the quantity of equipment to be delivered and installed. The resulting capacity of Rostelecom’s CDN network is 1 TB/s, split between 28 regional sites from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok. Ericsson and Rostelecom formed a close relationship throughout the project, resulting in a solution that completely satisfied Rostelecom’s requirements.