Industry surveys show that if a page takes more than 3 seconds to load, over 50% of users will terminate the visit. From social media to online shopping, the content we consume on the internet is becoming increasingly personalized, interactive, and dynamic. In this blog post, we are going to talk about how content delivery networks accelerate dynamic content.
Once upon a time, content was all that mattered for a streaming service to be successful.
It’s still the main concern, of course. But with the proliferation of streaming services, it’s no longer enough. Great content at the right price lets you in the game; great quality of experience differentiates you.
But delivering a high quality of experience on an OTT platform can be a challenge. And the challenges are intensifying with the emergence of next-generation video formats – with 4K and HDR entering distribution streams and a potentially embracing surround viewing, virtual and other extended-reality formats, volumetric holographic content and, eventually, 8K.
In 2020, all industries have undergone a sudden “stress test” due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While digital transformation is providing a way out for businesses and organizations, it is bringing the same amount of challenge.
How to transform the business while reducing cost and improving efficiency? How to enhance security measures to protect core data assets? How to protect brands and the customer experience in times of uncertainty? Companies are on the lookout for more comprehensive and efficient digital solutions.
BaishanCloud (Baishan), a global edge cloud service provider specializing in cross-border content delivery and edge security, has upgraded its “Enterprise Secure Acceleration” service to a one-stop solution that will help businesses and organizations to accelerate their digital transformation.
The next 5-10 years could be a prime time for the global content delivery network (CDN) market, thanks to high-speed network rollout, reduced data cost, rising demand for video/OTT services, and the surging internet consumption in all formats during and post the pandemic.
While North America still dominates with the largest market share, the Asia Pacific region is showing the strongest growth momentum with a CAGR at 33%. The disruptive growth is due to the growing number of internet subscribers, the massive mobile internet consumption, and the thriving of eCommerce, live gaming, and online education in Asia, especially in India, China, Southeast Asia. As such, we see all major global CDN vendors investing in the region to cater to the rising demands. Meanwhile, a wider spectrum of local players is adding content delivery solutions into their service offerings, including local Telcos, hosting service providers, and all kinds of specialty-focused technology platforms.
Yet, not everyone can truly capitalize on this opportunity. Global providers need to understand what’s unique in the region and develop their service roadmap accordingly to compete in the Asia market. Now let’s take a close look at the uniqueness of the Asia market and how it’s driving the evolution of CDN services.
Like many sectors, the TV industry is not how it once was. At Edgeware, we’ve had to adapt quickly to the challenges of the pandemic, remote working and the uncertainty that’s hit all aspects of the market.
Our customers – telcos, cable operators, broadcasters and content providers – have also had no choice but to respond to these changes. But doing so comes with potential risk, which has emphasised the importance of remaining in constant dialogue with our customers and partners. Providing support in a business environment hit by hesitancy and disruption is essential, even when conducted remotely.
COVID-19 has ripped through the global economy. As people adjust to the new reality of social distancing and remote working, consumer behavior too, has transformed. And, as a majority of global population self-isolates at home , media consumption levels have gone through the roof. According to a recent report from Global Web Index, 87% of US consumers and 80% of UK consumers revealed that they are consuming more content than ever before.
Unfortunately though, these high media utilization rates come at a time when new content production— from live sports to sitcoms and movies—has come to a grinding halt. Cast and crew members are now safely ensconced in their homes, often in separate countries.
But there’s good news too. Progressive incumbents in the media industry have taken creative approaches to cater to viewer demand. For instance, traditional sports are increasingly turning to virtual competitions to keep their fans, sponsors and broadcasters engaged. Major sports and Esports leagues are making it possible for star athletes like Kevin Durant and Charles Leclerc to participate in live tournaments. This lets supporters watch their favorite athletes live, and fills up empty airtime for broadcasters. Even celebrity talk shows are now playing out of hosts’ living rooms and bedrooms .
IABM Media Tech Trends reports annually track the adoption of specific emerging technologies within the broadcast and media sector. The purpose of these reports is to enable member companies to better understand the drivers of emerging technologies’ adoption within customer organizations. This should provide member companies more tools to better address the challenges lying ahead, from new product development to marketing strategy. These reports contain a discussion on the state of adoption of the emerging technology in broadcast and media as well as an analysis of significant customer deployments.
The rise of the streaming industry has led to rapid evolution of live streaming applications, platforms and products. As live streaming scenarios become increasingly diversified, the world is pressing for fast development of video streaming technologies. Among all the technologies that matter, the content delivery network (CDN) plays a critical role in delivering and ensuring a seamless streaming experience to users across different geographies. In this blog, we will take a close look at the most popular live streaming scenarios and zero in on the CDN technology requirements associated with each of the scenarios.
A Content Delivery Network (CDN) is a globally distributed network of web servers or Points of Presence (PoP) designed to provide faster and reliable content delivery. If you have a global online user base, a CDN can be of huge help to optimize your users’ digital experience across the world. Choosing a CDN that stays on top of the development of web and mobile technology and the rapidly evolving cybersecurity landscape will enable you to offer the best digital experience while minimizing operational complexity and overhead.
To help you effectively meet the growing user demand on the Internet, we’ve listed out 5 golden tips
The arrival of the 5G era is generating a lot of buzz. One of the questions we hear often is: How will the implementation of 5G impact the existing CDN and in what ways? This blog is written to shed some light on this topic and explain how we believe the content delivery network (CDN) will evolve with 5G.