Arkena and Akamai agree content delivery partnership

Media services company Arkena has agreed a partnership deal with content delivery network (CDN) services firm Akamai. The agreement is designed to accelerate rollout of advanced media services worldwide and is part of Akamai’s NetAlliance Programme. The deal will see Arkena combine its live and on-demand media management services with the scale and reach of […]

Akamai: Euros to generate twice the streaming traffic of last World Cup

The Euro 2016 football tournament will generate double the amount of peak online streaming traffic compared to the 2014 World Cup, according to CDN provider Akamai. Revealing stats and predictions ahead of England’s group-stage match against Wales, Akamai’s director of product marketing, media solutions, Ian Munford, said that so far in the Euros the maximum peak traffic […]

Akamai: video to drive seven-fold traffic increase by 2020

Content delivery network Akamai is likely to see a more than seven-fold increase in traffic in 2020 due to massive growth in video traffic, according to company executive Ian Munford. Speaking at TV Connect in London this week, Akamai’s director of product marketing, digital media, said that currently the CDN’s traffic peaks at 36 terabits […]

Viaccess-Orca launches cloud TV as a service offering

TV technology provider Viaccess-Orca has launched a new cloud-based TV software-as-a-service offering: Voyage – TV Everywhere as a Service. The offering, which is based on the Amazon Web Services cloud infrastructure, is integrated with Akamai’s global CDN as well as Amazon Web Services’ CloudFront CDN, with the option to add  other leading independent and operator-controlled […]

Almost one in six global IP addresses now ‘4K-ready’

Around 15% of unique global IP addresses received 4K video-capable internet speeds in the third quarter, according to Akamai’s Q3 State of the Internet report, rising to one in five across 12 European countries. Some 15% of the unique global IP addresses connected to Akamai at average ‘4K-ready’ connection speeds of 15Mbps or above, up […]

Global internet speeds up 17% in a year

On a global basis the average internet connection speed increased by 17% year-on-year in the second quarter, according to Akamai’s latest State of the Internet report. Content delivery network (CDN) provider Akamai said that the average global connection speed was 5.1Mbps in Q2, up 3.5% quarter-over-quarter, while the average speeds among the top 10 countries […]

Arris and Akamai partner on IP delivery

Arris has partnered with Akamai to offer the latter’s Aura Licensed Content Delivery Network (LCDN) as part of its end-to-end IP video portfolio. Arris will integrate Akamai’s LCDN and Aura Object Store into its IP video solutions – including the Arris M3 Media Server, Spectrum CPC, and nDVR. Commenting on the agreement, Arris said it […]

Akamai buys OTT and IPTV technology firm Octoshape

Akamai has bought cloud OTT and IPTV service provider Octoshape, in a move that gives Akamai access to streaming video optimisation technology. Octoshape’s services are designed to optimise the quality of video streams for over-the-top (OTT) content and to enable internet protocol television (IPTV) solutions. “With the addition of Octoshape, Akamai intends to provide customers […]

Apple reportedly building own CDN, strikes interconnect deals

Apple has recently launched its own content delivery network (CDN) in the US and Europe, and has signed interconnect deals with a number of ISPs, according to a US report. According to US news and analysis services Streamingmedia.com, Apple has been working on its CDN since last year and is now using its own infrastructure […]

European internet leaders see speed improvements

European countries in the top 10 average internet speed countries globally recorded significant improvements in 2013, according to CDN provider Akamai’s annual state of the internet report. South Korean continued to lead globally on average connection speeds, with a connection speed of 21.9Mbps. Among European countries in the top 10, number three-ranked the Netherlands achieved […]