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BT developing content delivery network- Digital Spy


BT 'developing content delivery network'

BT Wholesale is reportedly developing a new content delivery network which could improve the quality of online video usage and also ease the burden on ISPs.

Titled Content Connect, the project is being led by BT Wholesale in collaboration with BT Retail and two other ISPs, along with broadcasters Channel 4, Five and the BBC, according to The Guardian.

The project’s aim is to ease the traffic burden of online video usage by hosting popular content on an ISP’s local network for controlled downloading. By doing so, the scheme would negate the heavy load of multiple streams on popular services such as iPlayer, 4oD and YouTube to ease the traffic costs for ISPs.

Several thousand UK broadband users are currently trialling the service, ahead of a full commercial launch potentially in spring 2010. BT is also understood to be in talks with Google to make its video content available on the project.

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