Posted by : Randy Cooper in (CDN)

Open Source P2P Streaming: Set to Disrupt CDN Biz Models

The EU-funded P2P Next project has been beta testing a new open source streaming solution since late last week, streaming both a live webcam transmission and an archived video from the BBC through its BitTorrent-based SwarmPlayer, reports our sister blog NewTeeVee. P2P Next’s SwarmPlayer is loosely based on research that a team of P2P developers at the Delft University of Technology has been doing in the last couple of years. Check out what P2P Next’s scientific director, Johan Pouwelse has to say about CDN (content delivery network) business models that may be disrupted.


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