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BroadCache Box announced

A new video caching solution for broadcasters and content aggregators has been announced by Broadpeak. BroadCache Box is designed to enable content providers to deploy local caches into telecom or cable operators’ networks to substantially 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 our CDN selector, origin packager, CDN as a service and video delivery analytics,” said Jacques Le Mancq, CEO at Broadpeak.

BroadCache Box consists of a system of local caching servers. Each CDN-in-a-box unit deployed in an ISP’s point of presence 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 said to be reduced. As the most popular content can represent more than 80 per cent of the video traffic, Broadpeak says that caching at the ISP level significantly lowers CDN service costs.