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Extend CDN into the home

nanoCDN technology, on show from Broadpeak, enables operators to extend their CDN into the home network. The company said the technology can make use of equipment such as broadband gateways and set-top boxes. It now supports four applications, which are being demonstrated at IBC.

One such is Multicast ABR, now available on Android STBs for live multiscreen delivery. According to Broadpeak, nanoCDN makes live OTT video delivery to any device truly scalable by turning millions of broadband gateways, cable modems, Wi-Fi routers, or STBs into active components of an operator’s content delivery infrastructure. The company said that by leveraging home networks, the operators can cost-effectively manage the consumption peaks of live multiscreen services for millions of simultaneous viewers using only a few megabits per second from their network. This is done by implementing multicast support for most popular ABR formats.

Also being demonstrated is video transparent caching. This application of nanoCDN is said to allow operators to handle the growing volume of unmanaged video content on their backbones efficiently. Through nanoCDN, Broadpeak said that operators can reduce peering costs for ISPs while optimising their network resources and improving the QoE for end users.

The application is claimed to pave the way for new business models, enabling operators to monetise the caching capability with content owners, without the latter needing to modify their setup.

The VoD precaching application of nanoCDN is designed to optimise streaming capacity and end users’ QoE for VoD services. VoD precaching is able to leverage customer-premises equipment (CPE) and multicast technology.