Sky has selected Nokia’s Velocix Content Delivery Network (CDN) throughout the UK.
The move will enhance Sky’s high-speed video and data services, designed to keep pace with the ever-expanding raft of on-demand premium video content.
Velocix will allow Sky to temporarily cache content closer to customers in localised cloud data centres, aiming to reduce transportation costs and improve the customer experience.
Mohamed Hammady, UK CTO, Sky, said, “Nokia is a trusted partner of Sky. Using Nokia’s Velocix CDN, we have greater traffic visibility in the network, allowing us to regain control of managing the network capacity.
“Deploying the solution deep in the network also ensures we can manage delivery more effectively to improve performance and the customer experience. The introduction of Velocix CDN to support growth of our video on demand services was seamless.”
The new solution, according to Nokia, provides better visibility for traffic demands and flows, ensuring greater predictability of performance and network usage.
Paul Larbey (pictured), head of Nokia’s IP video business, added, “The Sky project represents a milestone for Nokia as it’s the first deployment for a nationwide broadcaster and builds on Nokia’s number one position in the service provider CDN market.
“It shows that our Velocix CDN – which delivers high-quality programming – aligns with the needs of broadcasters and content providers in addition to those of IPTV and cable operators. Our innovative IP video portfolio will help Sky manage traffic more cost-effectively and efficiently.”